Rutherglen, VIC

On the advice of Chris we headed to Rutherglen to spend the night and do some wine tasting. It was about a 6-hour drive, so we were a bit tired when we arrived at 3:00pm.  Pauline had found a great B&B, La Maison St. Arnaud. Kellie, the owner, encouraged us to go to a couple of wineries nearby before they close at 5:00pm. We had made reservation to Tuilleries, also recommended by Chris, for 7:00pm so we still would still have some down time before dinner.

Kellie recommended Scion and we are glad she did. Jan at Scion walked us through a great tasting of suberb wines which her son Rowly,  the winemaker,  has taken a very contemporary approach to wine making while using grape varietals  typical of the region.  We followed up with a tasting at deBortoli which also had interesting but more traditional array of wines.

Dinner at Tuileries was excellent. We walked there and back, some 20 minutes each way, just to make sure we got our 10k in.  I was scolded by a reader for not providing a description of the food we photographed at our dinner in Orange, so this time I posted the menu, sans pictures, to balance it out. You’ll have to guess at what we had😊