Wineries Dare to be Different

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One of Rutherglen's emerging wine varieties, Arneis

For those who are set in their ways when it comes to choosing wine, here are some award winning drops locally produced that might tempt you to get outside your comfort zone.

“It really shows the adventurous nature of the current generation of winemakers to try new things”

Rutherglen Winemakers have claimed three trophies at the recent Victorian Wine Show, including awards for unusual varieties many wine drinkers wouldn’t be familiar with.

  • Best Emerging or alternative variety – Rutherglen Estates Arneis 2016
  • Best Other Red Variety: Anderson Winery Saperavi 2014
  • Best Fortified Wine: Stanton and Killeen Wines Classic Muscat

Christobelle Anderson of Anderson Winery says the trophies highlight’s Rutherglen’s versatility.

“It really shows the adventurous nature of the current generation of winemakers to try new things,” Christobelle said.

“Rutherglen is not just that old traditional region making port – it is progressive and interesting, and making some of the best alternative varietal dry red and white wines in the state.”

For more on Winemakers of Rutherglen, their wines, events and wineries, visit www.winemakers.com.au