WINE lovers are invited to support Tastes of Rutherglen in the wake of catastrophic fires that rocked the region's tourism over summer.
The Winemakers of Rutherglen urged Australians to support the festival during the Labour Day long weekend on March 7 and 8.
The festival will showcase Rutherglen's award-winning wines and produce from the surrounding bushfire-affected region.
This year's revamped program will focus more on event-goers experiencing a taste of the Rutherglen region as a whole.
Eighteen Rutherglen wineries will welcome visitors to the tasting table to sip and savour their way around the region.
The program boasts a stellar line-up of cellar door activities, special events, masterclasses and menus for the whole family.