Tweed Ride features three food and wine experiences in Rutherglen wine district

IT’S time to pull out your best vintage threads ahead of the annual Tweed Ride at Rutherglen.

The 20-kilometre Tweed Ride on May 6 features three food and wine experiences that showcase the Rutherglen wine district.

Cyclists are encouraged to step out in vintage style such as tweed jackets, plaid skirts, bowler hats and retro bikes.

A North East pastry chef will supply a decadent brunch, matched to regional sparkling wines.

The ride will take the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Wahgunyah, where riders will feast on share platters and savour red and white table wines.

On the way back to Rutherglen, riders will enjoy a harvest bounty table and Rutherglen fortified wines. 

The ride runs from 10am until 4pm.

The Tweed Ride is part of the fifth annual High Country Harvest festival, which will offer 53 events throughout the North East from May 5 until 21.

The festival opens on May 5 at Brown Brothers’ historic barn with dinner by Hatted chef Douglas Elder. 

Bookings are now open: highcountryharvest.com.au