The Echuca Wine District is located in the irrigated agricultural and pastoral area on the southern bank of the Murray River in Victoria, centred on the town ship of Echuca Just across the river in New South Wales is the twin township of Moama. Echuca developed as a busy inland port for the paddle steamers that carried cargo along the Murray and Darling River before the development of the railways. The main industries for the modern township of Echuca are agriculture, tourism and of course wineries. Echuca still has several operational paddle steamers which are a popular tourist attraction based on the Port Of Echuca tourist centre. This includes part of the original river-red gum wharf. Echuca has a warm climate and the Murray River is the main focus for recreation and tourist activities which
include: bushwalking, swimming, boating and fishing being the most popular activities.
The river is also a popular spot for houseboats, which provide the perfect way to experience
life on the river and enjoys the scenery and wildlife. There is a range of wineries with
cellar doors on both side of the river.
There are two districts in this region: The Echuca District in Victoria, and the Moama District across the river in New South Wales.
Anderson-Sims Estate, VIC 119 Pianta Rd, Echuca VIC 3564
Anderson-Sims Estate is a unique vineyard in the rural district of Echuca-Moama on the border of the Victorian – New South Wales border. Our vineyard produces fine quality wines available for sale through our boutique Cellar Door experience. Alongside our Cellar Door our vineyard operates as an exclusive site for private events, such as weddings, corporate getaways or medium to large scale events. Our philosophy is to share our boutique working vineyard’s authentic experience with the aim to offer a unique and inspirational experience that will create a lifelong memory for you and your guests.
Cape Horn Vineyard, VIC 489 Stewarts Bridge Rd, Echuca Village VIC 3564
Named after the riverbed resembling Cape Horn on the tip of South America. Cape Horn Vineyard is located on a sand hill wedged between the Murray and Goulburn Rivers and just 15 minutes drive from Echuca. Just a short drive along a 8 km of sealed road and 6 km of gravel road that leads to a stunning, secluded and peaceful setting with wide water frontage and vineyard surrounds. The Vineyard was first planted to Shiraz grapes in the 1800’s serving the thriving River Boat trade. Being half way between Echuca and Barmah, Cape Horn was a convenient stopping spot for the river boats. The vineyard and winery evolved as a consequence. Cape Horn was also a popular picnic spot for day trippers from Echuca in the 1900’s.
Hopwood Winery, VIC 887 Murray Valley Highway, Echuca VIC
We believe our wines are grown and not made and as such are a unique reflection of all the things that make up our specific environment; somethings we can influence, most we cannot. The soil, rainfall, sunshine hours, wind, aspect, mulching, cultivation, cover crops, pruning, trellising all have an influence.From this painters pallet of rich complexity we endeavour to shepherd and draw out the ful...