The Rutherglen Wine Show has been running for over 125 years and is recognised both within the Wine Industry and by wine consumers everywhere, as one of Australia’s major Wine shows. For many years, Fortified Wines have been an intricate part of the Rutherglen Wine Show, so much so, that in 2010 the first ‘Australian Fortified Wine Show’ was launched. Where better to hold this premier event than in Rutherglen, the home of great fortified wines.
Both Wine shows are held at the same time in September each year and together attract around 2000 entries from across Australia. The judge’s assessment and the allocation of Medals and Awards, is completed over a 6 day period and is followed by an Awards Dinner and Tastings for exhibitors and the public. Both the Awards Dinner and the Public Tasting are very popular events and the limited available tickets are pre-sold before the events. If you wish to purchase tickets, please contact us via our email (click here) or by phoning 02 6032 8044.
The Rutherglen Agricultural Show is one of a few surviving small Agricultural Shows still held in Victoria and each year, we strive to retain the traditions of the country show. Horse events, animal and farm produce competitions and displays of home cooking, preserves, floral displays, art & crafts and photography are all part of our Show each year. A special feature of the 2015 Show, is the Prime Lamb competition with around $1000 in prize money and trophies. The Men’s Cake Competition, the Bush Poetry Competition and the Ladies Trailer Backing events are on again, and toe tapping rhythmic folk and blues music will be provided throughout the day by local band “Folk with Poke”. Further information is available from Di O'Dwyer, Agricultural Show Secretary on 02 6032 8044 or via the contact listed on this website.