Experience the Murray Dairy region the only way a true food and drink lover could - by grazing your way through the extensive offerings from Murray food producers from cheesemongers to chocolatiers. There is also an abundance of places to stay if you’re looking to extend your visit to the Murray region.
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Dairy Destination Experiences: Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate, Milawa Cheese Company, Echuca Chocolate Company, Gundowring Fine Foods, Rutherglen Seasonal Food Foray, Rich Glen Provedore, Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market
Where to stay: Moodemere Lake House
Dairy Destination Experiences
Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate
From the moment you step foot in this renovated 1920s flour mill it will have you charmed. Take a step back in time while sampling organic chocolate and licorice products and enhance your experience by making your very own giant chocolate freckle or rocky road. Enjoy watching the team create in-house Belgium chocolates, along with crowd favourites from sister company, Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory.
Why not stay for dinner and indulge in the restaurant’s gourmet meals, finished off with a hot chocolate made from real melted chocolate!
If you're less of the sweet tooth type, tour the whisky distillery the first in Australia to use locally-grown ingredients. Here you can witness the makings of high-quality Australian whisky.
Open seven days, Corowa is the perfect day trip or weekend away on the magical Murray River. For more information please visit Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate.
Milawa Cheese Company
Established in 1988 by David and Anne Brown, Milawa Cheese Company is a pioneer of Australian farmhouse cheeses inspired by European methods. Their King River Gold is regularly awarded on a national and international scale, and the team continue to work with local dairy to create new and seasonal release cheeses.
The second and third generations of the family now welcome you to their home, on the site of the former Milawa Butter Factory, where you can explore the range of cheeses in a guided tasting experience, or take a platter away to enjoy on the lawns.
The heritage site also houses Milawa Bread, Wood Park Wines and The Milawa Kitchen, so a completely delicious experience is guaranteed.
For more information please visit Milawa Cheese Company.
Echuca Chocolate Company
You're invited to the Echuca Chocolate Company to taste their beautiful chocolates.
The Echuca Chocolate Company uses delicious, specialty ingredients to craft unique and flavoursome truffles and bars. Each and every one of their chocolates are handmade on-site, by their highly skilled team using artisan, chocolatier traditional techniques.
Their chocolates aren't the only impressive thing on offer, Echuca Chocolate Company produces a range of delightful Chocolate Liqueurs. Their ever-popular Classic Chocolate Liqueur is complemented by a White Chocolate Liqueur, Cream Liqueur and a Choc Orange Liqueur. These are unique products that they make themselves, and they offer free tasting every day.
For more information please visit Echuca Chocolate Company.
Gundowring Fine Food
Fourth generation dairy farmers, the Crooke family, are also food lovers who instil their passion into crafting our award-winning ice-cream. Gundowring ice cream is made with milk from the family’s dairy cows, who graze on the surrounding lush green pastures. Gundowring Fine Foods is an integral part of the local community. It provides employment and skills training for its loyal team of locals, as well as a market for local produce such as fruit, nuts and honey. A must stop Dairy Destination for any lover of high quality, locally sourced and made food.
For more information please visit Gundowring Fine Foods.
Rutherglen Seasonal Food Foray
Brought to you by the popular The Pickled Sisters Cafe, the Rutherglen Seasonal Food Foray is the perfect way to explore Rutherglen and discover some of the region's iconic and delicious food options.
A progressive picnic lunch with a difference, your Seasonal Food Foray starts at 11am at The Pickled Sisters Cafe. Here you will collect your meals for the day and pick up a coffee before heading next door to Cofield Wines for your first food and wine match.
From Cofield Wines, make your way to Pfeiffer Wines and Andrew Buller Wines, enjoying entree sized meals at each stop. Four delicious dishes are matched to a glass of specially selected wine from each of the award-winning wineries.
For more information or to book your experience please visit Airbnb.
Rich Glen Provedore
Rich Glen's passion for food and providence carries through to their RG Provedore. Located in the main street of Yarrawonga, Rick Glen Provedore invites you to sample its products, celebrating what the region has to offer.
They have locally grown fresh fruit, veg and seedlings propagated from their farm; artisan small goods, cheeses, dips, hamper, and ready-made platters; preserves and pantry items. Rick Glen's have a range of gourmet food and take-home meals for the family.
All products are grown or made on their farm in Yarrawonga or sourced from regional Australian producers.
For more information please visit Rich Glen Provedore.
Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market
Yarrawonga sits on the shores of Lake Mulwala which is part of the Murray River system in North East Victoria, Australia.
North East Victoria is renowned for a large diversity of produce including cheese, honey, vegetables and all your pantry staples. The rich diversity of dairy and farm produce at this farmers market will entice any foodie.
Held every 4th Sunday of the month, Yarrawonga Farmers & Craft Market is strictly a Make It - Bake It - Sew It - Grow It Market. Head along and enjoy the 'freshest of the fresh' shopping followed by a leisurely stroll along Belmore Street, enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the many local eateries.
For more information please visit Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market.
Where to stay
Moodemere Lake House
Uninterrupted private views of Lake Moodemere, luxury accommodation, Moodemere Lake House is uniquely Australian and fully self-contained.
Situated in the midst of picturesque Lake Moodemere Estate, Moodemere Lake House offers the ultimate in dairy destinations. The broad deck and living area provide clear views of Lake Moodemere, while the bedroom faces the extensive vineyard. With only one guest house, privacy is guaranteed.
The Lake House is situated in Murray's well-loved dairy region seven kilometres from Rutherglen, nestled in the midst of number of attractions easily accessed by foot, bicycle, or horse, along pretty country lanes.
For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.
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