Carefully crafted from over 100 years of rare stocks, family secrets and skills, Rutherglen’s fortified wines are intrinsically Australian and unique in the world of wine.
Rutherglen is a historic region where fortified wine is liquid gold and tradition has endured. The artistry of crafting Rutherglen Muscat is multi-generational. Many of Rutherglen’s great Muscat pioneers began back in the mid-19th century during the gold rush era. Some of them are still in operation today with the family-owned wineries managed by fourth, fifth, sixth and even seventh generation descendants.
Rutherglen’s fortified wines are made from Muscat and to make great Muscat, the grapes must be very ripe. The region’s warm, sunny climate is perfectly suited to the task. The wine is aged in barrels for at least five years – some are aged for up to a century. Rutherglen Muscat is renowned for its intensity, complexity and rich raisin and chocolate flavours.
Come on a journey of discovery with some of Australia’s best Muscat producers – Jane Campbell, Stephen Chambers, Wendy Killeen, and Jen Pfeiffer. Live from Rutherglen, they will take you through the classifications of Rutherglen Muscat (Rutherglen Muscat, Classic Rutherglen Muscat, Grand Rutherglen Muscat, and Rare Rutherglen Muscat) and will also discuss the wineries’ varied house styles. From the young, fresh and fruity, to the rich, complex rare gems, this is your chance to explore the quality and diversity of Rutherglen Muscat.
Jane, Stephen, Wendy and Jen will be presenting wines from Campbells Wines, Chambers Rosewood Winery, Stanton & Killeen Wines, Pfeiffer Wines and Morris Wines, whilst Sarah Ahmed leads the conversation and fields questions.