About Us

We are a modern contemporary winery with an underlying respect for tradition. 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.
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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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Our Winemaking

From our first vintage release of a single wine, a Durif in 2001, our range has developed enormously, to now include almost twenty different wines, varying in variety, style and appeal. While all our wines are consistent in their high quality, each displays the personality of our vineyards, our winemakers and importantly the vintage in which they were produced. With such a large range of fruit available from our own vineyards...
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Rutherglen Estates Our People

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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Our History

The small family producers who continued fortified wine production in the area for 100 years prior, had established an international reputation for the region. The suitability of the region for such styles, suggested it would also be suitable for producing dry table wines from the later ripening varieties from the warmer Mediterranean regions. Varieties such as Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and Shiraz whic...
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Our Vineyards

Rutherglen has one of the longest fruit ripening season of any viticultural region in Australia, extending from January for early white varieties through to late April for fortifieds. It is the length of the warm, dry season that makes the region ideal not only for fortified wines, but also the later ripening table wine varieties we have selected. We have four vineyards with a total of 185 hectares ‘under vine’. Each viney...
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