The Wine Region is visited with the Nightcruiser Wine Tours and is centred on the area and towns surrounding the regional centre of Echuca – Moama
Echuca Moama is home to two defined wine regions as well as a selection of local and regional wineries, breweries and a distillery. Scattered along the wine routes are an ever-growing number of local producers and artisan creators, who complete the food and drink experience for our gourmet-loving visitors.
Local and regional wineries, Echuca Moama
Cape Horn Vineyard & Riverside Bar in Echuca, St Anne’s Cellar Door in the Port of Echuca, The Carriages Vineyard in Roslynmead, Monichino Wines in Katunga
Perricoota wine region
Morrisons Winery in Moama, Murray Gums Estate in Moama, St Anne’s Winery in Moama, Restdown Wines in Caldwell, The Old School Winery in Womboota.
Heathcote wine region
Located less than one hour from Echuca Moama, this prestigious Australian wine region offers an abundance of choice when it comes to wine experiences. Must visits: Peregrine Ridge in Toolleen, Heathcote II in Toolleen, Tellurian Wines in Toolleen, Domaine Asmara in Toolleen, Silver Spoon Estate in Mount Camel, Shiraz Republic in Heathcote.
Drops of a different kind
Complementing its world-class wines, visitors to the region can tantalise their tastebuds with some of the region’s other carefully crafted drops. Bar Lee/Echuca Distillery in Echuca, 1710 Brew Co at Morrisons Winery in Moama, and Cornella Brewery at Shiraz Republic in Heathcote.
503 Heathcote-Rochester Road (C347) Mount Camel, VIC
Boutique family owned and operated (off-grid) cellar door, winery and vineyards situated in the Central Heathcote wine region growing vines without irrigation – come and taste the difference. We continue to evolve, grow and concentrate on Rhone and Spanish grape varietals with plantings of Shiraz, Viognier, Grenache, Mouvedre and Tempranillo and making white and red wines, including red blends and late picked desert wines.
549 Kotta Road, Echuca, Victoria
Established in 1996 the Carriages Vineyard is fast becoming renowned as among the best wine producers in the region. Owners, David and Lyndall Johnson commenced plantings of 10 acres of red grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the first year and have since added white varieties of Chardonnay and Semillon. These varieties were carefully selected for their suitability to the Echuca climate. This selection has proven successful, having received numerous awards for their wines.
The focus in the vineyard is on producing high quality fruit. This is achieved by keeping fruit production to a minimum, allowing the small berries to harness intense fruit flavour, which has become the trademark of their distinctive first class wines.
At the same time as the vineyards establishment, David and Lyndall enthusiastically undertook the restoration of 4 railway carriages dating back to the 1890’s. The carriages, from which the vineyard has derived its name, consists of many rare and beautiful timbers and is today the couple’s very unique residence situated alongside the vineyard.
The ‘carriage’ theme has also inspired the wine’s packaging, with a very distinctive train ticket label. The Merlot and Cabernet Merlot varieties are hand labeled with an authentic train ticket label, each carrying its own individual bottle number.