The Tweed Ride in Rutherglen, proudly part of North East Victoria’s High Country Harvest, is a cycling adventure set in the glorious wine country of the north-east. Chaps, dandies and bon vivants can join in on the 16th of May for a day of cycling revelry, divine food and vintage fashion in Rutherglen. Attendees are encouraged to embrace the theme and step out in vintage style. Tweed jackets, plaid skirts, bowler hats and retro bikes are all welcome!

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The Tweed Ride is a gentle ride of approximately 25km, interspersed with three incredible food and wine experiences that showcase the very best of the Rutherglen region.

Brunch will start the adventure at the iconic Rutherglen Wine Bottle where riders will be able to take in some stunning views. A French-inspired continental spread made by the talented Louisa Morris, matched with the region’s delightful sparkling wine varieties, will make sure  fashionable riders are ready to take on a day of delicious food and beautiful sightseeing.

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The ride will meander along othe Murray to Mountains Rail Trail towards Wahgunyah, arriving at the lush Willows Reserve on the Murray. Here the riders will feast on abundant share platters drawing influence from France, put together by the talented team at Pickled Sisters. This feast will be partnered with some exciting Rutherglen Rhone red and white wine varieties, which will intrigue and delight. The riders will then have to leave the picturesque riverside location to ride on to the third, and most indulgent location.

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Arriving at Stanton and Killeen Winery on the way back towards Rutherglen, riders will be welcomed by a decadent and rich harvest bounty table, overflowing with cheeses, Autumn fruits, nuts and other seasonal treats. It will be complimented by a variety of Rutherglen’s famous fortified wines. With over 150 years of winemaking history, there is a reason why they call Rutherglen’s Muscat the world’s richest wine.

Rutherglen is home to some of Australia’s most significant and iconic wineries, as well as outstanding restaurants and producers. The Tweed Ride is the perfect way to discover our century-old secrets, and to indulge in the very best food and wine.

To purchase tickets from March 1, visit www.highcountryharvest.com.au.

Date: Saturday 16th May 2015

Time: 10:30 – 4pm

Cost: $110 per person which includes all meals, all wine, marshals and support vehicle.

Bike Hire: limited bikes available for hire from the Visitor’s Centre. Please call 1800 622 871 to enquire.