Taste elegant wines at cellar doors, ride a paddle-steamer to a winery, and savour the fresh seasonal produce of The Murray, home to the Perricoota wine region. There are farmers markets to browse and orchards to visit, as well as delicious restaurants, hearty country pubs, and tasty festivals.
Delicious food and wine in The Murray
From wine tasting to riverboat lunches to tasty touring trails, The Murray entices with a great variety of delicious food and wine experiences. You can ride a paddle-steamer along the iconic Murray River to a winery, enjoy marvellous food and wine festivals, and taste the freshest local produce.
This beautiful region is part of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’s food bowl where vineyards are adjacent to orchards, pastures and fields. A wonderful events calendar is brimming with festivals, farmers markets and shows, such as the Flavours of Echuca Moama and the Wentworth Show.
A great way to combine the natural beauty, elegant wines and seasonal produce of The Murray is on paddle-steamer and luxury cruise tours. The MV Mary Ann offers sunset dinner cruises and Murray River Paddlesteamers will take you to riverside winery Morrisons in the Perricoota wine region.
On the northern side of the river, Perricoota produces premium shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay grapes. The area encompasses Moama, Mathoura and Deniliquin. A scenic drive southeast, near Corowa and Albury, is the Rutherglen wine region, on the Murray’s southern side.
Just across the river is the moreish Corowa Whisky and Chocolate in an old flour mill. Tasty driving trails on both sides of the river include the Backroads Trail and the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail. You can pick up a map for the Echuca Moama trail from the local visitor information centre.
Your tastebuds will be delighted too with the range of restaurants, cafes and country pubs in the region, which is steeped in fascinating history and heritage. There are many outdoor activities, such as fishing, canoeing and golf. You’ll find plenty of places to stay in the region to suit various budgets.