Flavours of Echuca Moama incorporates the best of the Murray region: local wine and produce, lush vineyards, rolling hills, live music and rides on a paddle steamer. This unique festival will take over Morrisons, an idyllic winery set on 15 acres of greenery on the banks of the Murray River, for one glorious autumn day on Sunday, May 20.
Begin your adventure in Echuca, where the Pride of the Murray will be departing at 10am and 11am (your festival ticket covers the trip). This ultra-cute paddle steamer has never left home. She was built in Echuca in 1924 and started out as a barge before being transformed into a passenger vessel.
On landing at Morrisons, prepare to spend your day immersed in a cornucopia of white wine, red wine, cheese, olive oil, yabbies, mushrooms — if you can grow it, catch it, make it or bake it within cooee of Morrisons, chances are, you'll find it at the Flavours Festival. Live music and cooking demos will keep you entertained while you're sipping and sampling.
If you're keen to delve deeper, book a ticket to the Meet the Makers VIP Experience. You'll be swept off to an exclusive location within the winery and treated to a long, sit-down lunch, showcasing the region's best chefs, producers and wine makers. In between courses, you'll hear straight from the source as key winemakers and producers share their secrets.
General admission tickets ($35) and Meet the Makers VIP tickets ($70) are available online. To prep for your visit and discover more autumnal adventures in the Murray region, check out the Wander Victoria website.