Our Experience

We bear the name of one of the oldest and most recognised wine regions in Australia. Our mission is to produce the best and most regionally typical premium wines from varieties most suited to the climate and conditions of, and grown only within, the Rutherglen region.

Our People

Marc Scalzo Winemaker Marc joined us for the 2008 vintage with over 12 years of winemaking experience, including seven years at at Brown Brothers, where he was responsible for a very diverse portfolio. Marc was heavily involved in developing the style for products such as Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Arneis and Vermentino, as well as Sparkling Shiraz and fortified wines. At Rutherglen Estates Marc oversees all winemaking and ...
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Evolution

Our vineyard estates enjoy a relatively isolated and pristine natural environment. Our Burgoyne’s Vineyard and winery are located on one of the original ‘Rutherglen Estate’ vineyard sites. In the mid 1800s the Rutherglen region was one of the largest wine-grape growing areas in the southern hemisphere, exporting hundreds of thousands of litres of predominantly fortified wines to England and mainland Europe. T...
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Winemaking

Located within a tractor’s drive of all our vineyards, and on the site of one of the original 1850s Rutherglen Estate vineyards, the winery was completed in 2001 and is a modern and extremely efficient winemaking facility. An insulated barrel storage shed and cool room was completed in 2008. The winery is easily accessed by road, being located just off the busy Murray Valley Highway, approximately 7km east of the Rutherglen ...
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Rayah

Rayah is our brand name used for exporting wines overseas, predominantly into China.  Rayah wines are made by Rutherglen Estates. We choose premium parcels of wine which we believe represent some of the most progressive and diverse viticultural regions of Australia. Products in the range include; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Merlot. ...
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