A little bit about the Star Hotel and the Rutherglen Region

Welcome to the Star Hotel Rutherglen, where history, hospitality, and culinary and wine region delights await. Established in 1860, our heritage building stands proudly atop the town’s scenic hill, offering a unique blend of charm and modern comfort. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Rutherglen Wine Region, our cozy motel units provide affordable comfort for travellers seeking to explore the local vineyards and nearby treasures like Beechworth and King Valley.

At the Star Hotel Rutherglen, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional experience for our guests. Our dining options cater to every palate, with a Chinese restaurant serving up exotic flavours and a traditional pub offering comforting classics. With complimentary parking and easy access to amenities like cafes, shops, and entertainment, everything you need is right at your doorstep.

Whether you’re hosting a large event in our spacious function room or seeking an intimate gathering in the Red Room, our versatile spaces ensure your special occasions are celebrated in style. Come and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Star Hotel Rutherglen, where every visit is a journey to remember.

The Rutherglen Wine Region

Embark on a wine-filled adventure with the Star Hotel Rutherglen, where historic charm meets modern comfort. With cozy motel units as your base, indulge in the flavours of the renowned Rutherglen Wine Region and beyond, making every sip a delightful discovery.

Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre

While you’re in town, kick off your Rutherglen adventure at the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre, housed in a charming building dating back to 1862. The friendly local volunteers are eager to share their insider knowledge, whether you’re seeking the perfect wine tour or the top spots for a delicious lunch. 
Don’t forget to check out Rutherglen’s Big Wine Bottle. Standing at 36 metres tall and only a 15-minute walk from Main Street, this landmark used to be the town’s water tower and puts Rutherglen on Australia’s map of big monuments alongside its famous counterparts like Coff’s Big Banana and Ballina’s Big Prawn. 

Gooramadda Olives and Wicked Virgin Boutique Winery

When you’re ready for a change of pace from wine tasting, venture to Gooramadda Olives and Wicked Virgin just a short drive from town. Indulge in locally grown olives, flavorful olive oils, and an assortment of tapenades. Wicked Virgin is also renowned for their boutique wines, offering tastings of an array of reds, whites, and fortified varieties. And if you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to sample Gooramadda’s unique Morris Muscat Olive Oil Ice Cream – it’s a treat like no other!

Scenic Bike Rides

For a delightful way to explore the wineries, consider renting bicycles for the day. Embark on the picturesque Murray to the Mountains rail trail at your own pace, choosing from a selection of mountain bikes, tandems, and e-bikes from the local bike shop. Cruise through town and discover all that Rutherglen has to offer, with the added convenience of a rental map included for those who prefer the classic approach.