Jones Winery & Vineyard

Rutherglen – Beechworth Amble

Whether you know Rutherglen and Beechworth well or have never had the pleasure, this long weekend/ short holiday will see you intrigued, relaxed and refreshed.

The area is teeming with talented makers, tangible history and natural beauty, but there are many 'quiet achievers' woven amidst the hype just waiting for you to uncover... Think unique winery accommodation, sunset hikes with 360 degree views, gin and nougat tasting, 150-year-old pubs and state heritage listed ruins.

Happy travels!

Moodemere lakehouse

Day 1 - Stay

Perfectly situated to take in lake views from the deck and vineyard views from the bedroom, Moodemere Lakehouse is uniquely Australian, luxury accommodation.

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Moodemere lakehouse
Rutherglen brewery

Day 1 - Eat

Brewery cafe by day, fine dining restaurant by night. Taste at Rutherglen is your best bet for a relaxed, sumptuous evening.

 

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Rutherglen brewery

Day 2 - Eat

Having requested fresh breakfast provisions the previous evening, this is the perfect way to begin your day.

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Lake Moodemere

Day 2 - Do

Abundant with native flora and fauna, the Lake Moodemere Trail Walk will see you follow the river red gum forest trail - you can even stop for a morning dip if the weather is warm!

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Lake Moodemere

Day 2 - Eat

It's time to settle into a long lunch at the Lakeside Restaurant. Discover what seven generations of winemakers have perfected, relish your estate-grown lunch and try your luck at the 'floating hole in one.'

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Chiltern Mt Pilot Lookout Selfie View Sunset Sunrise

Day 2 - Do

At only 1km and 15 minutes (round-trip), the short walk to Mt Pilot Lookout is a must-do on your way to dinner - watch the sunset with breathtaking 360 degree views.

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Chiltern Mt Pilot Lookout Selfie View Sunset Sunrise
Empire Hotel Beechworth

Day 2 - Eat

Get a real taste of the region at the 1870's built Empire Hotel in the heart of Beechworth. Sit back on the chesterfields and enjoy dinner whilst sampling the wine list featuring all the Beechworth Vignerons.

 

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Empire Hotel Beechworth
Blynzz coffee beechworth

Day 3 - Eat

Blynzz Coffee Roasters is the perfect first stop - award-winning small batch coffee and breakfast is their specialty! And, if you love their coffee, you can even take some home. with you.

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Blynzz coffee beechworth
Beechworth Gaol

Day 3 - Do

Take a tour and marvel at Beechworth Gaol's history, but don' forget to rent an e-bike here for your next adventure...

 

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Beechworth Gaol
Ride Republic e-bke Stanley Magic Forest

Day 3 - Do

Choose from three exhilarating tours with Ride Republic (we suggest the picturesque Up Stanley Ride).

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Ride Republic e-bke Stanley Magic Forest
Glenbosch Wine Estate

Day 3 - Eat

Lunch with a view, followed by the Glenbosch Wine Estate Signature gin & Nougat Experience - yes, they do gin too!

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Glenbosch Wine Estate
Tanswells Commercial Hotel pub

Day 3 - Dinner

Dinner at the historic Tanswells Commercial Hotel. Built in 1853, you'll love how beautifully preserved and unassuming this High Country gem is.

 

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Tanswells Commercial Hotel pub

Day 4 - Eat

Breakfast at Pickers Cafè and Collectibles will see you devouring scrumptious home cooked breakfast and old fashioned cakes. While you wait for your food, browse the quirky memorabilia and trinkets for that perfect holiday keepsake.

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vidal cellars rutherglen pedal to produce

Day 4 - Do

Just 2 km down the Murray Mountains Rail Trail and you’ll find yourselves at the captivating ruins of Vidal's Cellars, circa 1897.

 

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vidal cellars rutherglen pedal to produce
Valhalla Wines

Day 4 - Do

Witness the difference - Valhalla Wines are made using traditional practices with environmental sustainability front of mind. Sample them whilst browsing and listening to classic vinyl.

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Valhalla Wines
Jones Cafe & Cellar Door

Day 4 - Eat

Finish your weekend with lunch at one of Rutherglen's oldest wineries, Jones Winery. With French cuisine and seasonal ingredients, you are in good hands with celebrated chef Briony Bradford.

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Jones Cafe & Cellar Door

Oh, the places you'll go...

  Where toDistanceActivityHighlight
Day 1Moodemere Lake House-StayConveniently located, self contained luxury accommodation with both vineyard and lake views.
Taste at Rutherglen6 min/ 6.4 kmEatBrewery cafe by day, fine dining restaurant by night.
Day 2Breakfast at the lake house-EatRequest breakfast provisions the night before.
Lake Moodemere Walk-DoFollow the river red gum trail to gorgeous flora, fauna and swimming spots.
Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant-EatRelish an estate grown lunch, try a wine cocktail and have a hit at the floating green.
Mt Pilot Lookout Walk35 min/ 41 kmDoWatch the sun set from a 360 degree vantage point before dinner.
The Empire16 min/ 14 kmEatDinner at the 1870's built Empire Hotel in the heart of Beechworth.
Day 3Blynzz Coffee Roasters40 min/ 50 kmEatBreaky and seriously good, house roasted coffee.
The Old Beechworth Gaol1 min/ 450mDoTake a tour and marvel at Beechworth Gaol's history.
Ride Republic of North East Victoria-DoSee picturesque Stanley on an e-bike.
Glenbosch Wine Estate10 min/ 11 kmEat/ DoLunch with a view, followed by the signature gin & nougat experience.
Tanswells Commercial Hotel9 min/ 10 kmEatDinner at the historic Tanswells Commercial Hotel, circa 1853.
Day 4Pickers Cafè5 min/ 6 kmEatHome cooked, rustic style breaky and browse.
Vidals Cellars23 min/ 2 km (walk one way)DoState heritage listed ruins.
Valhalla Wines8 min/ 11.2 kmDoListen to records and taste some sustainably made wines to take home.
Jones Winery Restaurant9 min/ 10 kmEatFrench style cuisine in one of Rutherglen's oldest wineries.

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