Entertain Winter...in August

Moama Lights

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Lighting up the Murray from 31 July to 21 August 

See Echuca Moama's iconic red gum bushland and most legendary river light up during an immersive sound and lighting experience like no other.

Taking place in Moama’s culturally-significant Horseshoe Lagoon, follow the trail of up-lit river red gums and mesmerising boardwalks, through bushland and down to the banks of the Murray River for a triumphant finale.

When: 31 July - 21 August
Where: Horseshoe Lagoon, Moama
Cost: Adults: $20, Children (3-16 years): $10, Children under 3: Free, Families (2 adults + 2 children): $50
Bookings essential. Visit our Moama Lights page for details. 


Riverine Herald Winter Lights Trail

Lights Comp 2021

In celebration of Moama Lights, houses and businesses throughout Echuca Moama will light up!

Visit the Riverine Herald website to download the trail map and view the beautifully lit houses and businesses that are making the twin towns sparkle! Visit them all and vote for your favourite.

When: 30 July - 21 August
Where: Various locations - see trail map (released in July)
Cost: Free


MV Mary Ann Moama Lights Cruises 

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See the mesmerising Moama Lights aboard the MV Mary Ann.

Cruise the river at dusk and view the Moama Lights from the water on the luxurious cruiser, the MV Mary Ann, during August.

Visit the MV Mary Ann website for sailing dates and details, and to book your cruise.


Meet the Maker Tasting Experience

Local produce hub wines

Echuca Moama is located in the Murray Riverina food bowl and is home to an expanding community of local producers. 

The Echuca Moama Visitor Centre will host four 'Meet the Maker' talk and tasting sessions during the Entertain Winter program, where you can speak with some of our local producers, learn their stories and taste their produce. Held on the same mornings as the Echuca Farmers Market, these Meet the Maker sessions are an extension of the market experience, providing you another hands-on opportunity to explore the local flavours of Echuca Moama. Simply walk in at any time during the session - no booking required.

When: 6 & 20 August, 10am - 2pm 
Where: Echuca Moama Visitor Centre, 2 Heygarth St, Echuca
Cost: Free


Craft spirit Masterclass, Distillery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

Gin distillery tour

Tour our working distillery right in the heart of Echuca before embarking on a tantalising tasting experience.

Take an exclusive tour of the award-winning Echuca Distillery, led by the head distiller, and learn about the process of creating craft spirits inside a working distillery. Then the tasting begins! First, choose three craft spirits to make up a tasting flight, selecting from nine gins, four vodkas and five agave spirits. Pair your tasting flight with a delicious two course lunch from Bar Lee, housed inside the distillery.

When: 18 & 19 August, 11.45am for 12pm start
Where: Echuca Distillery/Bar Lee, 555 High St, Echuca
Cost: $68 per person, including behind the scenes tour, craft spirit tasting flight and a two course lunch.
Bookings essential! Book here


Green Pedal Winter Wine Ride

Green pedal cycling in vines

Glide alongside the river and through the vines before arriving at an award-winning winery for a tasting experience.

The Green Pedal Winter Wine ride is a guided tour that leaves from the Echuca Visitor Information Centre and takes you over the Moama bridge, gliding along the scenic river and bush route that leads to St Anne's Winery, where you will enjoy complimentary wine tasting at the Cellar Door. Enjoy beautiful whites, full bodied reds and luscious fortified wines. Platters are also available to purchase at an additional cost (pre-order recommended). 

When: Every Monday, Friday and Saturday in August, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: Departing from the Echuca Moama Visitor Centre, 2 Heygarth St, Echuca
Cost: $75 per person, including bike & helmet hire, fully-guided return tour, wine tastings.
Bookings essential! Book here


Domaine Asmara Viticulturist for a Day

Domaine Asmare Vineyard in winter61

Experience hands-on the art of different pruning techniques as you spend a day with Domaine Asmara owner/viticulturist, Andreas.

Domaine Asmara is a family-owned winery where the vines are lovingly tended to by hand, with no machine intervention. Spend a day living like the owners, Andreas and his wife Henni, as you tend to the vines and talk wine in a small group. See and listen to an abundance of bird life - we call it 'vineyard meditation' - and learn about grape growing and wine making in the world-renowned Heathcote Wine region at Toolleen. This viticulture experience comes full circle as you are spoilt with a delicious lunch featuring local produce and wine tastings in the Domaine Asmara Cellar Door.

When: Daily, 9.00am-2.00pm, weather permitting
Where: Domaine Asmara, 61 Gibb Road, Toolleen
Cost: $49pp, including pruning experience, lunch and wine tastings
Bookings essential! Book here or contact Andreas on 0432 501 135 


St Anne’s Winery Tour & Tastings

St Annes Moama tour with Richard

Go behind the scenes at the highly awarded St Anne's Winery in Moama.

Take a behind the scenes tour of our working winery with one of our winemakers, learn about wine production in the Perricoota region, and taste wines in production directly from the tank before retiring to the Cellar Door for a wine tasting experience accompanied by a Ploughman’s Platter.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in June, 12 midday
Where: St Anne's Winery, Twenty Four Ln, Moama
Cost: $30 per person, including tour, cellar door tasting & ploughman’s platter
Bookings essential! Book here

 


Silver Spoon Estate Fireside Tastings & Lunch

Silver Spoon Estate exterior

Visit our brand new, off grid boutique cellar door in the world renowned Heathcote wine region to wine, dine and soak in the views beside the fire.

Opening in 2021, Silver Spoon Estate's new cellar door has been designed to take in the stunning views of the Mt Camel ranges, while you enjoy a boutique winery experience.

Located a scenic one-hour drive from Echuca Moama, Silver Spoon Estate offers a choice of light meals, charcuterie and formage grazing boards, delectable desserts and a wine tasting experience encompassing six perfectly selected wines by our winemakers. Open Friday to Sunday. Check website for opening hours.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Silver Spoon Estate, 503 Heathcote-Rochester Road, Mount Camel
Cost: $10 wine tasting fee, redeemable on a bottle of wine purchased on the day + lunch costs
Bookings essential! Book here

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