If you’re planning a trip to Rutherglen soon, here are some accommodation spots we love! Be sure to book early as these properties do book well in advance.
MOUNT OPHIR ESTATE
A short drive out of town, Mount Ophir Estate was established in 1891 as a winery and farm. Its iconic buildings are currently being lovingly restored into accommodation and private event spaces by the Brown siblings (All Saints Estate & St Leonards Vineyard).
There are six accommodation options on the estate, with two completed and bookable via AirBnB.
The Winemakers Cottage
An intimate and cosy cottage with a loft bedroom and views looking out onto the orchard.
A four-bedroom townhouse with stylish interiors situated on the southern side of the estate.
The Pickers Cottage - coming soon!
Built for the original workers on the estate, this large cottage can sleep twenty people comfortably. The house has six bedrooms and six ensuites, as well as a large living area and new kitchen.
We love our bush camping, but this new glamping experience on site at Cofield Wines sounds like a beautiful way to experience a working vineyard in a picturesque rural setting. Choose from two bell tents fully furnished with king size beds. The experience is a partnership with The Pickled Sisters Café, so you can expect delicious breakfast hampers and optional dinner hampers/platters as part of your stay.
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Find out more about Grapevine Glamping.
MOODEMERE LAKE HOUSE
Situated on Lake Moodemere Estate, a working vineyard and farm, this self-contained guest house has uninterrupted, private views of Lake Moodemere. Abundant bird species and native wildlife are regular visitors to the property, and the sunsets are incredible! Provisions for a cooked and continental breakfast with estate-grown and made preserves are included. Super lovely owners Belinda & Michael Chambers also rear their own lambs, so make sure to leave space to enjoy the lamb lunch special at their on-site cafe!
If bed and breakfast accommodation is more your style, then check out Amberesque B&B, hosted by a fun and energetic couple Amber and Shannon! They’ve put their own touches on the historic property and Amber has a passion for cooking, with a repertoire that extends from French to Spanish to Melanesian! Prime location next door to our favourite wine bar, Thousand Pound, too!
LA MAISON ST ARNAUD
A boutique, traditional B&B in the Rutherglen township with two beautiful suites to choose from. Warm and welcoming host Kellie-Anne cooks a delicious gourmet breakfast for guests. With lovely views out to the ranges from the rear of the property, the house is not far from Main Street amenities. As a bonus, this B&B is pet friendly!
THE WICKED VILLA
Part of the Wicked Virgin Olives property, The Wicked Villa offers quirky self-contained couple's accommodation in a repurposed 100-year-old Still House. With sweeping views down across the olive grove, the upstairs balcony offers stunning sunsets. A cheese platter and a fridge of breakfast goodies await your arrival.
Located opposite All Saints Estate in Wahgunyah is a newly refurbished self-contained cottage. The interior is fresh and contemporary, and sleeps 6 with two queen and two single beds. A cosy wood fire and bottle of wine on arrival should help you settle in! You’ll find this cottage on AirBnB.
You can browse more Rutherglen accommodation on region's destination website: www.explorerutherglen.com