Tastes of Rutherglen wine and food festival is the perfect weekend road trip

Nothing better than sipping wine in the sun.

The best of north-east Victoria's wineries are coming together for one delectable tour, with the Taste of Rutherglen wine and food festival next month.

The annual event showcases the finest produce from 19 wineries in the charming regional town of Rutherglen. Tour buses will transport you from winery to winery as you try out a sparkling shiraz, a crisp rose or an oaky white. The winery tour is a family event, with playgrounds and kids menus available keeping them busy at each stop.

In addition to wine tasting, the tour will also include twilight dinners, cocktails, pop-up bars and live music along the way. If you're looking to delve deeper into the world of wine, masterclasses in mixology and cheese and chocolate pairings will also be on offer. The best part out of all of this is that tickets are only 20 bucks and the legend that takes on the role of designated driver gets in for free.

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Tastes of Rutherglen runs between Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10. For more information and tickets, head to the tour website.