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Welcome to the summer edition of What’s On from the Murray to the Mountains 2019-2020. As temperatures become warmer the region comes to life with all the activity and fun of summer. Hopefully, you can take your time to enjoy the many attractions in this region and, like so many, feel the need to return again and again. What's On in the Murray to the Mountains is a guide for visitors to help them get the most out of their stay and we encourage you all to take the time to read what is on offer and support the businesses, towns and locations featured here. Apart from plentiful water in lakes and rivers for all to enjoy, the array of dining experiences, accommodation options, golf courses, wineries, hiking and biking trails, art exhibits and tourist stops guarantees an enjoyable stay no

E D I T O R matter what the age or interest. Camping or going 'bush' on day trips will again be popular as well as the range of festivals to suit every taste, from rodeos to music festivals. Our next, autumn edition of What's On in the Murray to the Mountains will be published at the end of February. For enquiries on how to promote your event or attraction contact the what’s on team on 03 5744 3731. Most importantly, enjoy reading the summer edition of What’s On and start planning your next day trip, weekend break or holiday. We look forward to seeing you soon. Jared Loughnan Managing Editor.

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WHAT’S ON CALENDAR OF EVENTS DECEMBER 14 Old Time Dance at Yarroweyah. Catch 22 at Mulwala Water Ski Club. End of year celebration at the G.R.A.I.N Store in Nathalia. 14 – 15 Beechworth’s Hidden Wineries Touring Trail. 15 “Christmas Carols and Reading” - Yarrawonga Mulwala Ecumenical Choir – Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Yarrawonga Rotary Market. Myrtleford Community Christmas Carols. Yackandandah Lions Club Market. 16 Moyhu Lions Country Market. 21 Yackandandah Produce Swap. Numurkah Carols by Candlelight. Catnip the band at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 22 Yarrawonga Farmers Market. Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market. Bright Community Christmas Carols. Bright Rotary’s Summer Concert Series. 25 Christmas Day. Beechworth Community Christmas Lunch. 26 Boxing Day. Myrtleford Boxing Day Golden Spurs Rodeo. Luke Dewing Duo at ClubMulwala. Drop Bears – Best Classic Aussie Rock Bands at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 27 Yarrawonga Rodeo, Yarrawonga Showgrounds. Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Bridge Bar. TUSK Fleetwood Mac tribute – ClubMulwala. Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Art Show. Bright Mountain Film Tour. The Taste at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 27 – 28 Mulwala Vs Hollywood Ski Show and fireworks at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 27 – January 5 Pfeiffer Wines Pop Up Bridge Bar. 27- January 26 Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Art Show. 28 Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Summer Farmers Market. Tocumwal Foreshore Variety Market, Tocumwal. Christmas Cycling Carnival, Shepparton. Bee Gees Revival tribute at ClubMulwala. Oz Rock Express at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 29 Mulwala Football Netball Club Twilight market. Corowa Horseraces. Completely Shania Twain at ClubMulwala.

Trails, Tales and Tucker at Falls Creek. Bright Rotary’s Summer Concert Series. SMAC at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 30 Mulwala Vs Hollywood Ski Show and Fireworks at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. Power Age – Bon Scott Era ACDC Tribute at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 31 New Year’s Eve. Corowa New Year’s Eve Fireworks – RSL Park. New Year’s Eve in Mount Beauty. New Year’s Eve at All Saints Estate. New Year’s Eve entertainment and fireworks at Mulwala Water Ski Club. New Year’s Eve Blues Brothers Tribute and Dinner Show at ClubMulwala. Aaron Schembri band at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort. Bohemian Rhapsody buffet dinner, movie and drink at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort. 31- January 1 Amongst the Stixx Music Festival at Bundalong Tavern.

REGIONAL MARKETS

Second and fourth Saturday of each month; Hume Murray Farmers Market, Lincoln Causeway Wodonga

First Saturday of each month; Beechworth Farmers Market, Ford Street. Mt Beauty Market, Hollands Street. Nathalia Market, Broken Creek Reserve. Finley Farmers Market, Osborne Street. Second Saturday of each month; Myrtleford Flea Market, Elgin Street.

JANUARY 1 New Year’s Day New Year’s Day Music on the Murray, St Leonards Winery, Wahgunyah. Elvis Show at ClubMulwala. Me and the Girl at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 2 Dinomania Kids Show at ClubMulwala. Mulwala Vs Hollywood Ski Show at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 3 Whisper Jack John Farnham Show at ClubMulwala. Finley Rodeo. Soul Chisel the Ultimate Jimmy Barnes Tribute at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 4 The Cocker Ronstadt Experience at ClubMulwala. Beechworth Farmers’ Market. Finley Rodeo. Thirsty Merc at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 5 Chiltern Markets. Bright Rotary’s Summer Concert Series. Trails, Tales and Tucker at Falls Creek. Woodlock at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 6 Bright Mountain Film Tour. 7 A Day on the Green – Cold Chisel, All Saints Estate. Wahgunyah. 8 Dean Haitani at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 10 – 11 Mulwala Vs Hollywood Ski Show at the Mulwala Water Ski Club.

Third Saturday of each month; Bright Market, Howitt Park. Moyhu Farmers Market, Lions Park, Wangaratta-Whitfield Road. Numurkah Broken Creek Market, Melville Street (even months only). Tocumwal Farmers Market, Finley Street.

10 – 12 Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria Get Together. 11 Club Mulwala Wine Expo. Scarecrow at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 11 – 12 Beechworth’s Hidden Wineries Touring Trail. 12 Rutherglen Farmers Market. Bright Rotary’s Summer Concert Series. 11 - 12 Lake Moodemere Rutherglen Regatta, Wahgunyah. 13 – 14 Beechworth Ukulele Weekends. 17 Black Slacks at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort. 17 – 18 Mulwala Vs Hollywood Ski Show at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 18 Yackandandah Produce Swap. Pink Tribute Show at ClubMulwala. Back to the 70s, 80s at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 19 Yarrawonga Mulwala Rotary Market. Yackandandah Lions Club Market. Bright Rotary’s Summer Concert Series. Mulwala Water Ski Club Ski Show. Yarrawonga Rotary Market. Fanbelt at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 19 – 28 Federation Art Show, Corowa. 20 Mulwala Water Ski Club Ski Show. 20 – 23 All Stars Tennis Silver Tournament. 21 Corowa Triathlon. 23 Urana Court House Museum 25th anniversary. 24 - 26 Federation Festival. 24 – 25 Mulwala Vs Hollywood Ski Show at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 24 - 27 Alpine Quest at Falls Creek. 25 North East Beer BBQ Festival at Bundalong Tavern. Family Fun Day at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. Corowa B and S Ball. Legends of Oz at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 25 – 26 Mile High Regatta Dragon Boat Championships Falls Creek. 25 - 27 Numurkah Lawn Tennis Club Annual Tournament. 25 – 27 Wangaratta Lawn Tennis Club Annual Tournament. 26 Australia Day. Yarrawonga Farmers Market. Federation Council Australia Day Celebrations. Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market. Trails, Tales and Tucker at Falls Creek. Fourth Saturday of each month; Mansfield Farmers Market, High Street. Benalla Lakeside Market, Fawkner Drive.

Music on the Murray, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah. Wahgunyah Speedway Saloon Car Racing. Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market. Federation Dinner and Tim Fischer Oration, Corowa. Elton Jack Show at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 26 – 27 Wahgunyah Speedway. 26 – 28 Federation Golf Classic. 27 Mulwala Water Ski Club Ski Show. Federation Twilight Market, Fireworks Display, Bangerang Park. 28 Federation Market, Ecumenical Service, Bangerang Park. Federation Grand Parade, Sanger Street. 29 A Day on the Green – Elton John, All Saints Estate, Wahgunyah. FEBRUARY 1 Beechworth Farmers’ Market. BABBA at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. Les Divas: An All – Male Revue at Riverlinks Eastbank Shepparton. 2 Macbeth Theatre Production at Byramine Homestead. Chiltern Markets. Trails, Tales and Tucker at Falls Creek. 8 U2’s Greatest Hits Show at Mulwala Water Ski Club. 8 – 9 Beechworth’s Hidden Wineries Touring Trail. 9 Rutherglen Farmers Market. King Valley Wedding Trail, Milawa. 14 - 16 Deniliquin RSL Iron Jack Trelly’s Fishing Classic. 15 Yackandandah Produce Swap. 80s Zone at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. 16 Yarrawonga Rotary Market. Victorian MTB Championships – Fall Creek. 20 – 23 Rock n Roll Festival at ClubMulwala. 21 Vic Lure Casters Pro Series Fishing Competition. 21 - 23 MTB De Femme at Falls Creek XCO. 22 King Jeremy at the Mulwala Water Ski Club. Finley Tractor Pull. 23 Yarrawonga Farmers Market. Yarrawonga Farmers and Craft Market. Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run Second Sunday of each month; Rutherglen Farmers Market, Lions Park, Douglas Street.

Last Saturday of the month; Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market, Federation Park, Punt Road.

Third Sunday of each month; Yarrawonga Rotary Market, Yarrawonga Showgrounds. Yackandandah Community Market, Wellsford Street.

First Sunday of each month; Corowa Federation Craft Market, Bangerang Park.

Fourth Sunday of each month; Yarrawonga Foreshore - Farmers Market.

BUBBLES RUTHERGLEN WINE TOUR Leave: Yarrawonga 9.30am every Wednesday Visit: Pfeiffers, Cofields & Chambers Lunch in Rutherglen Campbells, Stanton & Killeen & Bullers Return to Yarrawonga approx 5pm. Price: $40.00 pp (Minimum of 8 people per tour)

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Double the Aquazone adventures

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he Murray’s premier state of the art inflatable water park, will be double the fun this summer. Situated on the Yarrawonga foreshore, adjacent to the iconic bridge Aquazone is doubling its size, providing double the action and double the fun. Featuring waterslides, trampolines, towers and obstacle courses, each piece is anchored to the lake floor with weights. Made of extra strong PVC material made in Germany, the equipment known as Wibit is constructed to strict European standards. Aquazone@Lake Mulwala is the flagship operation for all other open water aquatic recreation facilities to compare to. Play sessions are divided into an hour in length and will be $18.00 per person, per hour. Participants will be hosted on the equipment for that specified hour and this includes a short induction

program outlining the rules of play. All participants must have a minimum swimming ability and wear a supplied life jacket at all times. A lifeguard tower is part of the structure and life guards supervise from the water and on the obstacle course itself. The park also has stand up paddle boards sessions for those that want try ‘SUP’. You could even take advantage of the SUP and JUMP packages. This fantastic water park brings a level of fun and adventure to the area, for locals and tourists alike and enables families to engage their children in the sun and fresh air, having fun in the water encouraging better educated and skilled participants in an aquatic environment. Go to www.aquazonewaterparks. com.au for more information and bookings.

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ow does mini-golf, trampolines, tea cup rides, krazy kars, carousel and dodgem cars sound? Great – pack the kids in the car and head to Tunzafun in Mulwala to try out the fun park’s new rides. This oasis of fun is perfectly situated in Melbourne Street opposite the Mulwala Water Ski Club and offers hours of enjoyment for the kids and parents who consider themselves young at heart. After all the fun why not buy a treat

from the kiosk or whip up a meal on the barbecue facilities provided.

Ample parking is available and Tunzafun is open Saturdays and

Sundays from 10am to 4pm, all

public holidays and Victorian school holidays (subject to weather and attendance).

The park is also available for group and party bookings by request. Phone 0407 261 522.

Enjoy a round of mini-golf before taking on the tea cup rides, krazy kars, carousel, dodgem cars and so much more this spring at Tunzafun.

NOTHING TO DO? Come along to the Tunzafun Community Fun Park

Tunzafun is a community project run by volunteers with all proceeds going to improving the facilities for locals and visitors. It features a great 18 hole Mini Golf Course, Tea Cup Ride, Trampolines, Krazy Kars, Dodgem Cars, Carousel, Kiosk, Picnic and BBQ area. Ample parking for both cars and buses. Open Sat & Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm all public holidays & Victorian school holidays at Melbourne Street Mulwala (Opposite Mulwala Waterski Club) Subject to weather and attendance The park is also available for group and party bookings by request. Ph.: 0407 261 522 Tunzafun is a community based project staffed by volunteers. All money raised is used in the upkeep of the park.

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l Toro Grill is the new enticing bistro to hit Yarrawonga Mulwala with Noel, Mel and Mia Connell providing delicious Tex Mex (Texan Mexican) cuisine from the Terminus Hotel. The newly established Mexican restaurant has transformed the Terminus Hotel lounge bringing with it a new hive of activity. The

hotel is the new ‘go to’ for couples, family gatherings and large groups. Open from 12pm every day until late, fun food including slow cooked smoked meats, burgers, ribs, pulled pork, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, tacos and platters of all your favourite Mexican delicacies are available. Scrumptious lamb and pork ribs

There are many mouth-watering dishes at the El Toro Grill located in the Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga.

Mel, Mia and Noel Connell work side by side in the kitchen to create quality Tex Mex cuisine for Yarrawonga Mulwala.

are the Connell’s specialty with this delicious delicacy a favourite with the family and customers alike. The primary cuisine will be mouthwatering Mexican street food, from corn on the cob to churros and everything in between with all cuisine smoked in house. The usual pub classics will also be available with the biggest parmi in town also on the menu. El Toro Grill is a family owned and run business with the Connell’s working side by side to create and

serve you the best Tex Mex in town. Daughter Mia has been in the kitchen since she was six years old adding to the love that goes into each dish and proving the dedication the family has to their creations. The Connell family have also owned a number of restaurants in Melbourne, so they are well versed to serve delicious hot meals. Fun delicious food is the aim so make sure to come and try El Toro at the Terminus Hotel to satisfy your tastebuds.

MEXICAN At the Terminus

95 BELMORE ST, YARRAWONGA

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SLOW COOKED MEATS - RIBS - PULLED PORK TACOS - QUESADILAS - NACHOS - BURRITOS

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“Two unique cruise experiences”

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ooking for a unique boating experience on Lake Mulwala and the Murray River? Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala can provide you with something historic as well as something new. You can enjoy the PS Cumberoona, a traditional paddle steamer and side wheeler of Australian history with the sounds of years gone by. Sit back and relax aboard with local regional wines, meals and commentary scenic tour, with an ever-changing seasonal panorama. Offering a daily set menu and cruise package for a BBQ lunch PS Cumberoona is now offering special "chef prepared meals" by collaborating with local restaurant and caterers "The Naked Tree" for a selection of sunset dinner cruises, special events, weddings and functions from the region’s best suppliers. Offering two large undercover decks/floors of space to fit 100

Enjoy a beautiful meal, with live commentary and an ever-changing seasonal panorama of Lake Mulwala aboard the PS Cumberoona and The Sienna Daisy. guests, interior seating on the bottom deck (walker & wheelchair friendly), top deck views with loads of original bench seating along the walls, tables and chairs, indoor and alfresco decks undercover, interior viewing windows to underwater paddles, viewing balcony to the original steam/boiler circa 1902 engine room operations, wheelchair/ walker accessible with ramps to get on board and ramps to move around inside of the boat, large disabled toilet on board and family friendly

(pram/stroller accessible) Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala is the perfect way to spend your day. You can also sit back and experience full historic and local landmarks commentary by the captain and owner operator Robbie Knowles as he welcomes visits to the wheelhouse all whilst you are captivated by the sights of Lake Mulwala and the Murray River and enhanced by the sounds of the paddle wheels. Or you can enjoy a modern, sleek vessel constructed by the family and

operating on the river for five years. Named after the family’s grandchild and daughter “The Sienna Daisy” you can explore nature up close through the red gum forest with indoor fully enclosed dining/seating, alfresco top deck undercover dining/ seating, fully licensed bar and modern fit outs perfect for a family function or work event for smaller groups of 10-45 guests. There is a reason Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala was an Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Finalist for the 2019 Graincorp Moira Business Excellence Awards. Come along and find out for yourself! For more information contact the crew at PS Cumberoona by calling 0477 666 099, The Sienna Daisy on 0477 666 109 or by email at info@ cumberoona.com.au. You can also visit the website www. cumberoona.com.au and follow these unique experiences on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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lubMulwala is nestled on the edge of the beautiful waters of Lake Mulwala in the picturesque “Inland Aquatic Paradise” of Yarrawonga/Mulwala. Experience their range of dining options available to suit every taste, take the time to come and enjoy the majestic lake views at ClubMulwala resort or immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Essenza Day Spa. Try the new Diggers summer menu, Stone Grill offers a fine dining experience or the Oriental Pearl Chinese Restaurant is sure to please, there is a choice for everyone. Come and see the newly completed renovations and enjoy the abundance of entertainment they have coming up. ClubMulwala provides ample undercover parking while you enjoy all the club has to offer. There is entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday this Summer, with

Enjoy the majestic lake views at ClubMulwala resort or immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Essenza Day Spa. something to suit everyone. Entertainment each night from December 26 until January 3, starting with the Luke Dewing Duo on December 26, Tusk - the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute on December 27, Bee Gees Revival on December 28 and Completely Shania Twain on December 29. Bring in 2020 with a Blues Brothers tribute or enjoy the Baby Boomers Dinner Show on New Year’s Eve. The fun continues in January with Dinomania kids show on January

2 before the Whisper Jack John Farnham Show on January 3. If you love a vino, come down and enjoy the popular Wine Expo which will be held again on January 11. $20 includes a free glass and tastings. On January 18, the Pink Tribute will be on. The perfect stay is at ClubMulwala Resort. With four styles of accommodation our 4 Star facility means you can freshen up and be close to all the action. All your accommodation needs are

right next door. Member discounts also apply. If a relaxing pamper day is more your style, Essenza Day Spa is refreshing their menu. Come and have a look at the new treatments available, enjoy a relaxing experience and transcend from the everyday! ClubMulwala Resort and Essenza Day Spa are complemented by ClubMulwala’s fabulous licensed club facilities, entertainment and superb dining. With membership only $5, join now to enjoy all we have to offer. ClubMulwala is located at 271 Melbourne Street, Mulwala. More information is available by calling (03) 5744 2331 or visit the website at www.clubmulwala.com.au. There is so much to see and do at ClubMulwala this summer so come along and join in on the fun.

Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala

Experience Lake Mulwala and the Mighty Murray with our Fleet Step back in time on a Traditional Australian Paddle Wheeler. Cumberoona - 0477 666 099

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From your classic meals, fine dining and Chinese, there is something for everyone here at Club Mulwala. Diggers: Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Oriental Pearl Chinese: Open 7 days from 6pm & Tuesday to Sunday from 12noon for lunch. Stone Grill: Open 7 days for dinner from 6pm.

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FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION WITH LAKE VIEWS A prime position overlooking majestic Lake Mulwala, this firstclass accommodation at ClubMulwala offers an exceptional range of 4-star quality and beautifully appointed Executive, Deluxe, Premium & Standard rooms. The resort is centrally located in the Murray River Region and is within walking distance of Yarrawonga and Mulwala’s main attractions.

! s u h t i RELAX W RELAX, REVIVE AND REJUVENATE Essenza Day Spa is the perfect antidote to today’s jam-packed lifestyles. Giving you a tranquil “time out” spa experience in an intimate and luxurious setting, where the only person who matters is you. What we offer: Massage, Facials, Body scrubs, Body wraps, Body rituals, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Tinting and Tanning.

271 Melbourne St, Mulwala www.clubmulwala.com.au

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A summer of fun at YarraGolf

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t’ll be a summer of fun at YarraGolf with a variety of entertainment for everyone. Australia’s Vocal Chameleon, Paul Lines kicks off summer on December 1 at the Members’ Christmas Party, and then again on December 6 in the Lounge. Familiar faces Rock Express, Daine Runnalls, and Nev Milne all feature during December, and watch for new shows the Drowning Sorrows and BOOM. 60’s stars the Black Slacks have re-united to play on January 17 and watch for a classic Creedence tribute as well. Dean and Carruthers will be back! Every Friday night there will be more live music free in the clubhouse from 8.00pm till late. Why not head on in for happy hour from 6.30pm – 7.30pm and try your luck at the raffles from 6pm. The Christmas Raffles start on Friday, December 6 and a lucky win could have your Christmas dinner sorted with 40 hams to be won each night! Looking for a way to finish off 2019? Try the New Year’s buffet dinner with selections to impress even the fussiest of eaters. New Years

Eve provides a treat with the Aaron Schembri Band, featuring his new album City Lights. Daine Runnalls will get the ball rolling with Aaron on stage around 9.30pm For Rock n’ Roll lovers Aaron will also perform his ‘other show’ the Shakers the night before on December 30. For those who celebrate a little more quietly, YarraGolf’s luxurious movie theatre will be screening the hugely popular Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s

the perfect chance to catch the box office hit once last time on the big screen. The theatre will be buzzing with school holiday movies starting from December 12, Disney’s family favourite Frozen 2 is kicking off the club’s holiday movies. With the perfect outlook across the greens and fairways, head on in and take a seat on the Greenside Terrace. Enjoy coffee and cake, lunch or dinner on the picturesque terrace

YarraGolf will be the place to be this summer.

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or simply a nice spot to have a cold drink and discuss who had the shot of the day, view our Border Bistro menu on the website. For entertainment, food, fun and movies the club has your summer and beyond covered.

For more

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reaky rolls, gourmet black angus pies, focaccias, cakes and slices – nothing beats the fresh bakery goodness of Brereton’s Bakery Café. A much-loved bakery and coffee lounge in Numurkah and Nathalia, Brereton’s Bakery Café have now expanded their horizons to also call Yarrawonga home. With over 30 years of bakehouse food production and management and a large team to service your bakery needs, you will not be disappointed at Brereton’s. Freshly made donuts daily, a large range of pies including angus pies, pasties, sausage rolls, focaccias, wraps, salad rolls, cakes, slices, icecream, delicious Evoke coffee and freshly made bread to make your

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rolls and ham and cheese croissants

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goods you can enjoy on the move.

Yarrawonga Showgrounds.

the Nathalia store for pizzas and

popular Christmas/New Year run of

You can now also share Brereton’s

to qualify for the all-important

your next function with catering also

January which guarantees a no holds

Call in today at one of their bakery

bulls and broncs.

or Numurkah and say hello to

and entertainment in the arena

taste buds water.

On the go, delicious breakfasts are

also provided with bacon and egg just some of the quick and yummy

ome of the biggest names in Australian Rodeo will be in action at this year’s

Yarrawonga Rodeo to be held

on Friday, December 27 at the

And don’t forget Friday nights at

The Yarrawonga Rodeo is part of the

parmi’s!

rodeos which offer cowboys points

tasty delicacies with loved ones at

National Finals Rodeo held in

available.

barred competition from cowboys,

hotspots in Yarrawonga, Nathalia

Apart from the non-stop action

Jim, David and the Brereton’s Bakery Café team and satisfy your tastebuds with their delicious bakery goodness.

throughout the evening there will

also be a sideshow alley, rides for the kids and full catering with the bar and food vendors.

Gates open at 4pm, action starts at 7.30pm, entry is $35 for adults, $25 for aged pensioners, $80 for family

tickets (2 parents and 2 children under 12 or 1 parent and 3 children

under 12), 14-17 years $20, 6-14 years $15 and kids under 6 are free.

For more information contact Jan on 0427 883 264.

Enjoy all the action from some of the finest cowboys and cowgirls.

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t’s that time of year again when us girls throw open the wardrobe doors and gasp in frustration at our selection of attire on offer that is going to suit the occasion or the climate this summer. Has our body shape changed over the past year or our taste in apparel? Did we ‘pick up’ a bargain too good to miss and it still has the label on it? We’re all guilty of shopping on the run especially when we’re looking for that special piece for a specific event. However, help is here at Satin & Stones, Intimates and Apparel in Belmore Street, Yarrawonga. Jenni Murch, the owner of this ‘Go To’ place to shop made up her mind to look for stock for this summer that can cater for nearly every event, especially when it comes to dresses. “I sourced, yet again from those well-known companies that can be relied upon to supply stylish garments made from quality fabrics that can be dressed up or down,”

Jenny said. “Add a scarf for day wear, coupled with a comfy pair of flats or add a piece of glamorous jewellery for night time with a glitzy pair of heels to the one dress. “The length this year is below knee which is great for those (like me) with a few leg imperfections but also great to add some style”. Plains and prints – whatever takes your fancy using linens, cottons and lovely soft fabrics – the choice is yours. And don’t forget to get the best fit. Jenni suggests that a well fitted bra and support piece can make all the difference to the fit of outer wear. Once again Satin & Stones has come to the party and is providing a selection of intimates that leaves a number of the larger department stores in the dark. So, what are you waiting for? Pop in and take a look for yourself.

ake time to relax, unwind and enjoy a visit to the historical treasure that is the 176-year old Byramine Homestead. Summer is the perfect time of the year to visit the Byramine Homestead and Brewery with guests able to dine outside under the century old Elm trees, enjoying the sunshine with a great range of beer and cider. The homestead was built in 1842 by the famous explorer, Hamilton Hume for his sister-in-law Elizabeth Hume and her nine children after her husband was murdered by bushrangers. It is classified by the National Trust because of its unique design featuring octagonal rooms. The central octagonal room is known as the fortress room and allows a clear view of all angles in case of attack from bushrangers or natives. Visiting the Byramine Homestead, with its own brewery and cider house, is a complete experience. The range of beer and cider has increased to ten varieties and visitors are loving the experience of sampling the diverse range on offer. Guests are able to tour the historic homestead and while visiting enjoy a Devonshire Tea or something off

The 176-year old Byramine Homestead is the perfect venue for functions and events. Pictured is a recent theatre production held at the homestead. the lunch menu. The Byramine Homestead, Brewery and Cider House is the perfect destination for groups to visit or for a family celebration. Events can be held in the beautiful grounds, in the brewery or for smaller celebrations within the glorious dining room of the homestead. Call the homestead or pop in for more information. Wade, Nicole and their team look forward to meeting you and sharing all the delights of Byramine Homestead and Brewery.

BYRAMINE Glam up your summer wardrobe HOMESTEAD BREWERY & CIDER HOUSE

Oldest homestead in Country Victoria. Built by Hamilton Hume.

Satin & Stones are stocking a summer range of dresses from your favourite labels.

$50 Trading hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm Sat 9.30am-1pm

INTIMATES & APPAREL

75A BELMORE ST, YARRAWONGA

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PH 5744 1689

SPECIAL

Total value $68

Large ploughmans platter, 2 bottles of beer or cider & 2 stubby holders

Come and enjoy a taste of history Beer • Cider • Wine • Light lunches • Seasonal fresh veggies Stockists of Cobram Cream & Monichino Wines OPEN SATURDAY - THURSDAY 10am - 4pm (Closed Friday) Café Open until 3pm 1436 Murray Valley Highway Burramine Phone: 03 5748 4321 www.byraminehomestead.com.au


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Splash into Summer

December 1st Murray Quad Running of the Black Bull 6th - 8th Cod Classic 20th Anniversary 7th Christmas Monster Market 15th Christmas Ecumenical Choir 27th Yarrawonga Rodeo 29th Mulwala Football Netball Club Twilight Market 31st Amongst the Stixx Music Festival at Bundalong Tavern 31st New Years Eve Celebrations (various locations)

January 3rd Soul Chisel the Ultimate Jimmy Barnes Tribute at Mulwala Water Ski Club 4th The Cocker Ronstadt Experience at ClubMulwala 20th – 23rd All Stars Tennis Silver Tournament 25th North East Beer BBQ Festival at Bundalong Tavern February 2nd Macbeth Theatre Production at Byramine Homestead

8th U2’s Greatest Hits Show at Mulwala Water Ski Club 21st Vic Lure Casters Pro Series Fishing Competition Rotary Market 15th December 2019 19th January 2020 16th February 2020 Farmers Market 22nd December 2019 26th January 2020 23rd February 2020

Yarrawonga Mulwala is synonymous with golfing, fishing & skiing, but did you know that you can also taste your way through the Murray region’s renowned food & wine along the Farm Gate Trail. This is a fabulous self-guide drive where you can enjoy everything at your own pace. Collect your trail map along with expert local tips from Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information Centre. We have all the experiences covered from ground to the lake & river and to the skies. The joy flight over the lake is a must do just as much as a cruise on Lake Mulwala. Explore the sandy beaches & regional parks along the Murray. Activities need not have to cost the earth. Simple pleasures like watching the magnificent summer sunsets over the lake whilst having a BBQ picnic along the foreshore are complementary. If you are planning a trip to our region, we would love to be involved in customizing your journey to suit… so come on lets catch up.

Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information Centre Irvine Parade, Yarrawonga 03 5744 1989 All accommodation bookings go to www.yarrawongamulwala.com.au Page 16 — What’s On • Summer 2019-2020


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Beautiful Bundalong Mulwala vs Hollywood – The Ski Show

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ancy a relaxing holiday, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Murray and Ovens Rivers, with all the amenities you need and great value-for-money accommodation? If the answer is yes, then you need to head to the Bundalong Holiday Resort. Situated on the Murray Valley Highway at Bundalong, the resort is perfect for families seeking a fun-filled getaway in beautiful river country or couples looking to relax and enjoy the quiet country atmosphere.

The resort offers options of both caravan sites and cabins and includes a beautifully landscaped pool and entertainment area, playground for the kids, board games, hooky and table tennis for some friendly competition. The Bundalong Holiday Resort captures the best of a country holiday and is also a convenient five minute drive from all the amenities of Yarrawonga Mulwala. A relaxing, fun place to be, in an amazing part of Australia – book your next holiday at the Bundalong Holiday Resort.

Relax and unwind at Bundalong Holiday Resort.

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on’t miss the fast-paced thrill ride that is the 20182019 Mulwala Water Ski Club Ski Show. Watch the amazing ski show team magically fly and create their own Hollywood thrills and spills in the newly created Mulwala vs Hollywood Ski Show and Fireworks! See your favourite Hollywood stars make appearances as they take on the might of the Mulwala Water Ski Club Show Ski Team in an actionpacked ski show in the Mulwala Water Ski Club Lagoon. Apart from the on-water action there will also be live music, children’s entertainment and an out-of-thisworld fireworks display to end the

show each night.

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and January 25 in conjunction with the Family Fun Day and March 7.

Your own piece of paradise awaits!

NEW 2 AND 3 BEDROOM CABINS FROM $65,000

• Landscaped pool and entertainment area • Annual sites available • Plenty of room for your ski or fishing boat on your site • Small childrens playground • Library • Licensed kiosk • Ideal location for group/family functions. Catering requirements also available

7419A Murray Valley Highway, Bundalong

Ph: 03 5726 8600 Email: info.bhr@bigpond.com

All enquiries or to book an inspection CALL TODAY!

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COBRAM

P A R T O F S U N C O U N T R Y O N T H E M U R R AY

Cruise along with Cobba the Paddleboat CRUISE THE MIGHTY MURRAY

Come on-board Cobba and experience the natural beauty of the Murray River and surrounding bushlands. Situated at Thompsons Beach “Australia’s biggest inland beach”. Spot a koala, kangaroo and other native animals that are abundant in this area. Try our great coffee & Devonshire teas. Our light lunches & snacks showcase the area’s local produce. Fully licensed bar on board. Private functions available day or night.

Cruise Days Times January - 7 Days a Week All other months - Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 11.30am to1pm & 2pm to 3pm (other times by prior booking) 1 Hour Cruise $20 Children $10 1½ Hour Cruise $24 Children $10 Pensioner discount available Departs Thompsons Beach Cobram Bookings 0457 033 217

www.cobba.net.au

Relax and unwind with a cruise on Cobba the Paddleboat.

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icture yourself cruising down the majestic Murray River on the deck of none other than Cobba the Paddleboat. One of the most exciting tourism attractions at Cobram, Cobba is proving a must for visitors and locals alike. Departing from Australia’s biggest inland beach, Thompsons Beach, Cobram, Cobba is available for 60 minute or 90 minute cruises. Cobba Café offers great coffee and Devonshire teas. Light lunch and snack options are also available showcasing the best of our local produce. Enjoy a local wine from our fully licensed bar while taking in the beautiful scenery of the

Murray River and surrounds. Cobba can carry 49 passengers, has wheelchair access and is fully airconditioned and heated – perfect cruising for any weather conditions and a fantastic option for your next function. Why not plan your wedding reception on board? Or perhaps a special birthday celebration? Or just treat yourself to a relaxing cruise with family and friends. For further information or to make a booking go to www.cobba.net.au To book a private function call 0457 033 217 or tickets are available to purchase at the Paddleboat at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.

Invite us to your next event..

www.bourkehire.com.au

(03) 5872 1433

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P A R T O F S U N C O U N T R Y O N T H E M U R R AY

K ATA M AT I T E

Home-grown, organic goodness – Katamatite Garlic

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o self-respecting ‘foodie’ can visit the Murray to the Mountains region without stopping in to say hello to Grahame and Lisa Eddy at Katamatite Garlic. After settling on their Katamatite property 13 years ago, the Eddy family began growing a range of crops on a small scale and selling at local markets. But before long it became clear their ‘growth’ product was going to be beautiful, home-grown, organic Australia garlic. Grahame and Lisa set about perfecting their naturally grown garlic and have now cemented themselves as leaders in the arena of clean and green permaculture. A visit to Katamatite Garlic allows the opportunity to learn more about the unique way the garlic is grown, the different varieties, an insight into permaculture and, of course, a great tasting. Each and every garlic product is made on site and created with the

care and commitment to quality which has made Katamatite Garlic renowned as a first-class primary producer and a leader in local small business. The boutique farm sells many varieties of fresh garlic as well as garlic - pickled, jellied, sun-dried and made into salts - from its farmgate shop. Free tastings are available daily. They also have a commitment to the environment and sell products for the home like beeswax wraps, bamboo

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Mountains region with a visit to Katamatite Garlic this summer.

Katamatite Garlic

- home grown organic garlic Call in and say hello to Lisa and Grahame and sample the unique range of award winning garlic products. Garlic pickles, pastes, jellies and sundried garlic flakes, plus lots of other local produce, eco-friendly products, garden accessories and gifts. Take a walking tour around our working permaculture designed farm, or just relax in the garden.

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• Plus lots more

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FINLEY

P A R T O F S U N C O U N T R Y O N T H E M U R R AY

Witness the strength at the Finley Tractor Pull

There will be plenty of loud, fast-paced action at the Finley Showgrounds for the Finley Tractor Pull.

G

et ready for some loud, fastpaced action at the Finley Showgrounds on Saturday, February 22. The Finley Modified Tractor Pull’s enthusiastic committee has once again organised a night of exciting family entertainment. The 19th annual tractor pull, which kicks off at 5pm, is always a major event and historically has attracted more than 1000 people. “This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, so I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the day,” event organiser Paul ‘Flippa’ Dundon said.

The competition includes mighty modified and super grunt competitions, with the action finishing under lights. Food stands and bar facilities will be available throughout the evening so bring along a chair and enjoy what is an event for the whole family. Updates about other event entertainment will made available on the Finley Community Tractor Pull Committee Inc Facebook page. Check closer to the date for details on ticket prices. For more information, contact Mr Dundon on 0427 003 674.

Plenty of action at the Finley Rodeo

I

magine what it feels like to sit atop a powerful bull, adrenaline running through your veins. The noise from the crowd has dulled and you can feel every breath the bull is taking beneath you. The rope is rough against your hand, but you’re focused on that moment when the gates swing open and the ride begins. Never been to a rodeo? Then head

along to the 36th Finley Rodeo on Friday, January 3 and see firsthand some blood pumping, bull-bucking action. The Finley event is one of the region’s major rodeos for the year and is held at the Finley Showgrounds. A twilight event, Finley features the best bulls and broncs from Australia’s legendary rodeo stock supplier Gary McPhee. Cowboys and cowgirls will gear up to compete in the Rod Harris Memorial Open Bull Ride, junior bull ride, saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, roping and barrel race events. There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids, as well as a bar and food area which has a strictly no BYO rule. Gates open at 5.30pm and action begins at 7pm. There will be live music to kick off at the conclusion of the arena events. Tickets are $30 for adults and $60 for the family (two adults, two children). Aged pensioners $20, 13-17 years $15, 7-12 years $5, under six free.

Proudly affiliated with the APRA Stock supplied by Garry McPhee

36th Annual Rodeo

Friday 3rd January 2020

EntertKaids inment

Bar & Food Available. Strictly No BYO. Enquiries: Lachlan Kerr 0429 707 863

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P A R T O F S U N C O U N T R Y O N T H E M U R R AY

T O C U M WA L

Antiques, collectables and so much more to enjoy at Chrysties Museum in Tocumwal.

The Chrysties collection is one of the

best private collections of eclectic

antiques, collectibles and rare finds you will ever come across.

The collection is the result many

years of dedication from owner

and namesake George Chrystie and

20th Century’.

acres.

1930s-40s caravans, one of a kind

stretches over an incredible four “I don’t think we could be called just a car museum or a collectables store because we have something here for everyone,” George said.

Indeed George is true to his word

and prides himself on presenting a

collection that boasts ‘having one

of everything ever produced in the

Tocumwal antiques – a wonderful destination

I

appointment, phone 0427 791 202.

tractors - even many farmers would never have seen before- hundreds

of old kerosene lamps to old

newspapers and magazines, if you can think of something made from

metal or wood, chances are George has one.

Chrysties Museum is located just out of Tocumwal on Thorburns Road and is open everyday and all

public holidays except Christmas

A vast collection of cars and more from yesteryear is on display at the Chrysties Museum in Tocumwal.

ENJOY A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE Adults $7 • Pensioners $5 • Kids Free Group bookings $2ea • School groups Free

Set on 4 acres, Chrysties Museum is a lifetime collection which will enthrall and amaze. From an old logging truck, working vintage cars, farming equipment and collectables. There is something for everyone. Thorburns Rd

Tocumwal antiques has a wide range of new and old products to suit everyone.

AIRPORT

Burma Rd

Hennessy St

mmerse yourself in the warm welcome and vibrant, country atmosphere at Tocumwal Antiques and Tea Rooms. The fully-restored 1860s general store in Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal is stocked to the brim with new and old treasures, a huge range of collectables and bric-a-brac which includes a miniature classic car collection. Spend time browsing the collection of impressive mens and ladies giftware plus a range of jewellery and eclectic giftware, and you’re sure to find that perfect gift or maybe a special treat for yourself. And, there’s no better way to complete your visit than with a cuppa, light lunch or snack in the Tea Rooms. Sip on a cappuccino, or indulge in Devonshire tea while you enjoy a bright and sunny afternoon on the beautiful verandah taking in the lovely views of the lush garden – all this just 100 metres from the picturesque Murray River. The verandah is also ‘dog friendly’ so your furry friends don’t have to miss out on a visit to the Tocumwal

From his prized Ford Zephyrs and

Day from 10am to 4pm or by

Antiques and Tea Rooms And while you’re there don’t forget to admire Lynne’s personal collection of retro coffee pots – you won’t be disappointed. Stop in and say hello to Lynne today and spend time browsing at 15 Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal.

Tocumwal 5km

Babbingtons Rd

T

reasures of yesteryear, collected over more than 70 years, are on display for all

Museum

Tocumwal Open every day and all public holidays 10am-4pm Closed Christmas Day or by appointment Phone 0427 791 202

Tocumwal Antiques & Gallery Tearooms • NEW & ANTIQUE GIFTWARES • STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY • WONDERFUL RANGE OF DESIGNER & CONTEMPORARY ITEMS Come and enjoy a devonshire tea, cappuccino or a delicious lunch in our delightful tearooms, or on the verandah overlooking the gardens. OPEN 7 days 10am - 5pm • 5874 2336 • 15 Deniliquin St, Tocumwal What’s On • Summer 2019-2020 — Page 23


S T R A T H M E R T O N

P A R T O F S U N C O U N T R Y O N T H E M U R R AY

Celebrate the festive season with Café@3641

W

ith all things festive season well and truly here, make sure you celebrate all the good things in life including friends, family and food. Whether it be with your friends, a

pre-Christmas family celebration or a workplace Christmas party, Cafe@3641 have plenty of options for you.

Allow the team to take care of the

five

hassles

different

and

choose

menus,

from

ranging

from formal sit-down dinners or traditional Christmas favourites, right through to afternoon grazing

for a more relaxed affair, Cafe@3641 have options to suit everyone this Christmas.

If you are a little more spontaneous

than this, simply enjoy being both

naughty and nice with homemade lunches and desserts.

Dine with your friends and family, whilst taking in the surrounds of

There are plenty of food options to suit everyone’s tastebuds at Cafe@3641.

the cafes stunning gardens.

Be sure to side your meal with a local wine or beer to add to the experience.

If coffee or tea is more your thing,

too.

there is plenty of that to be enjoyed

Christmas wish list that Cafe@3641

If there is something on your can help with let the team know!

From their famous lemon meringue

The warmer weather is a great time to catch up with family and friends, relax and dine indoors, on our verandah or in the stunning garden surrounds. Enjoy our array of delicious house made lunches and desserts, using local produce, along with a glass of wine or beer, coffee or tea. Celebrating a special occasion over the summer? Cafe@3641 is the perfect venue for birthdays, baby showers and weddings. Contact our friendly team help coordinate your event.

a Cafe@3641. With a range of options for you to consider, it is the perfect venue for

your Christmas lunch delicious and

bridal showers and weddings.

hassle free!

CELEBRATE ALL GOOD THINGS THIS SUMMER

hosting your events with the team

cheesecake, to other sweets and salads, the team can help make Photo by Lisa Nardella.

summer period, why not consider

Speak to them today to place orders for Christmas Day foods.

If you have more special occasions than Christmas to celebrate over the

all things baby showers, birthdays, If you could do with some help to coordinate your celebrations, don't hesitate to be in touch with the friendly team at Cafe@3641.

TRADING HOURS

Christmas Eve 9am-3pm CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Friday 27th Saturday 28th 11am-3pm Sunday 29th & Monday 30th 9am-4pm New Years Eve 9am-3pm CLOSED New Years Day Thursday 2nd & Australia Day 9am-4pm CLOSED Monday 27th (Aus Day public holiday)

Coffee • Cake • Lunch • Sunday Breakfast General Trading: Sun-Fri, 9-4:30 • Sat, 9-2:30 54 Main St Strathmerton 03 5874 5261 cafe3641@hotmail.com @cafe3641

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Cafe@3641 is your picturesque destination to celebrate the festive season.


L O V E

O U R

L I F E S T Y L E

N U M U R K A H

Experience elegance at Monichino Wines

W

ith the beautiful summer weather Monichino Wines are looking forward to bringing out their new release wine varietals. Over November and December, Monichino Wines will also be providing Italian Grazing platters. A new Chef Stuart Davidson, who has worked in some of Australia and New Zealand’s top eateries, including a head chef role at St Kilda’s vineyard restaurant, has joined the team to offer some delicious creations. Established in 1962 the Monichino Family winery produces premium, handcrafted wine using traditional winemaking methods with minimum intervention. Chief winemaker Terry Monichino is excited about his new plantings in the vineyard and the re-structure of the family winery. He will be now specialising in selected grape varieties and is concentrating on wines of premium quality only. He is committed to producing the highest quality wines by heavy pruning and supplementary watering which increases the

Monichino Wines new release, the elegant 2017 Petit Verdot is a popular choice for wine lovers.

intensity and natural flavour of the fruit. One of the new release wines is the 2017 Petit Verdot. Made from 100% Petit Verdot grapes grown on the Katunga Estate, this is a very elegant wine of medium body, with aromas of spice, light black cherry and violets and full flavours on the palate of black cherry, violets and plum. The 18 months in French oak give this wine complexity and soft tannins, finishing with long lingering flavours. Monichino’s Single Vineyard premium range of wines uses only the best quality grapes that have been hand selected on their Katunga Estate vineyard. By using traditional methods of hand plunging in small fermenters, this brings out the very best outcome for the wines then they are aged in new French and American oak for 18 months. For a limited time only Monichino’s are putting the Single vineyard wines on special for $30 bottle. Great value for super premium wine. Also for a limited time, Terry is offering customers Monichino’s 10 year old Tawny for only $10 a litre, for a minimum purchase of a 5 litre container. Monichino wines are also working with the Farmgate to Plate initiative with Murray Regional tourism and Moira Shire. As demand for their produce and tourism experiences increases, the farm gate has been established to provide an opportunity for farmers and land owners in the region to learn about how to improve their food or agribusiness to benefit from this trend. Regionality with specialists in food, wine and agritourism are key. Keeping family farmers on the land

El Toro Motel

Established in 1962, Monichino Wines produces premium handcrafted wines using traditional winemaking methods. with new innovation and creating alternative or additional income streams with their produce and wine. Visiting tourists expect to experience the local fresh produce and wines of this region. Local restaurants and cafes are on board and Monichino Wines are supplying their needs with boutique, award winning wines of the local region. The suncountryonthemurray farmgate brochure is a fantastic example of what local farmers and producers are doing, showcasing the fantastic variety of farmhouse cheeses, locally produced olive oil, nuts and wines and much more. To find out more visit www. suncountryonthemurray.com.au.

Monichino wines welcome all visitors to their boutique winery so come in and chat to their friendly staff and family, try the large selection of exceptional red and white table wines and finish with one of Carlos 45-year-old Museum Classic Liqueur Muscat. Open for tastings Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm. Group bookings can also be catered for with a finger food menu or a sitdown meal in the Barrel room. Grazing platters available Wednesday to Sunday. For bookings phone 58646452 or email sales@monichino.com.au. For more information visit www. monichino.com.au.

Monichino wines, Dedicated to creating a tradition of excellence Producing award winning wines and gaining a reputation as one of the leading wineries in the Goulburn Valley. Specializing in White & Red table wines plus an extensive range of museum fortified wines.

Sample award winning wines at our cellar door. Functions and group bookings for 30-100 people for meals, or smaller lunch group bookings available. Contact winery for details. Cellar Door opening hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday

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70 Berry’s Road, Katunga Tel: 03 5864 6452 Email: sales@monichino.com.au Web. www.monichino.com.au ESTABLISHED IN 1962. FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

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N AT H A L I A / B A R M A H

F U L L

O F

N AT U R E

A N D

H I S T O R Y

Discover the beauty of Western Moira

S

ituated midway between Cobram to the East and Echuca to the West is the

to 4pm.

collection of talented artists of all

beautiful area known as the Western

kinds and regular events to show

Moira Tourism Region, containing

case these talents occur during the

the towns of Nathalia, Barmah and

year.

Picola.

For more information and program

Nathalia, the major town in the

bookings please refer to the website:

region and is situated on the Murray

www.thegrainstore.org, or drop into

Valley Highway with both Picola

the G.R.A.I.N. Store 26 Blake St.

and Barmah on the alternate Echuca

Nathalia.

Road, via Picola-Katunga road.

Nathalia is nestled on the banks of

Upcoming events at the Grain Store

the tranquil Broken Creek, a great

in Nathalia:

spot to break your trip or to enjoy

Collaboration

lunch. The creek is stocked with fish and is the venue for a number of

fishing competitions hosted by the Nathalia Angling Club.

Lose yourself in the beauty of Western Moira. magnificent Murray River and offers

indigenous and early settlement

its centrepiece being the Picola

you would expect of a river town

Situated on the West side of Blake

gardens, BBQ facilities, seating,

river. Barmah is an access point to

part of the local timber industry in

the largest Redgum Forest in the

Barmah is on the bank of the

of significant importance in both

Midway between Nathalia and

Barmah is the town of Picola with

The Nathalia area is

quickly becoming recognised for its

all the facilities and opportunities

Heritage Park. The park has native

as well as the natural beauty of the

shelter and toilets. Picola was a big

the magnificent Barmah State Park,

the Barmah Forest.

southern hemisphere and an area

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culture.

Street in Nathalia is The Grain

Store, a small exhibition space for

local artists and a home to regular exhibitions, cultural events and

workshops. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am

December 14.

November

9

End of year celebration - December 14, 2pm.

Exhibition for International Day of

People with Disability - November

30 – December 14 in the Community Gallery.

Barmah

Forest

Heritage

&

Education Centre - The Rotary Club of Nathalia’s 8th Art Show will be held from December 2 2019 to February 2.


F U L L

O F

N AT U R E

A N D

H I S T O R Y

N AT H A L I A / B A R M A H

A ‘simply magic’ Kingfisher Cruise

F

or Benita Cox, owner/ operator of Barmah’s Kingfisher Cruises, the

majestic Murray River and Barmah Choke are her office.

“It is a place of peacefulness and

remoteness where I get to see others

relax from everyday troubles and

witness families making memories.

The river is a place where I continue

to learn and see new things every day. I get to see history being made,” she said.

“It's a place where I can connect with the environment by experiencing its past, present and future all at the one

time because it's simply just magic. “ You too can experience the worldacclaimed Barmah wetlands, as

those who chartered the waters before river regulation did, with a Kingfisher Cruise.

Hear fascinating commentary from your certified Eco guide about the

Take time out to enjoy a Kingfisher Cruise through the Barmah forest. hundreds of species of water birds, animals and native fish that have made the Barmah Wetlands and Forest their home, and about the myths and legends of this very special area.

You will understand why they

Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday,

international importance as you

hour public cruise. Group bookings

have been named Wetlands of slip quietly across the water in the

dappled shade of the world's largest single stand of River Redgum.

The area is a wildlife haven for 236 bird species, 50 mammals and more than 500 plant species. Kingfisher

Cruises

operates

Saturday and Sunday offering a two

are most welcome and a cruise can be tailored to suit your group’s needs.

Bookings are essential and can be

made by telephoning 03 5855 2855 or by email to info@kingfishercruises. com.au

The majestic Kingfisher. Photo: Rene Martens.

Quality accommodation you can rely on • Affordable rates • Friendly staff • Quality rooms • Close to town

Cnr. Murray Valley Hwy & Manifold St Nathalia Ph: 03 5866 2615 www.nathaliamotel.com.au What’s On • Summer 2019-2020 — Page 27


GS BOOKIN Phone 22 5483 51 or via e websit

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T H E

M U R R AY ’ S

L I V I N G

L E G E N D

E C H U C A

The perfect summer destination

Take a step back to yesteryear at the historic port of Echuca this spring.

E

chuca Moama has everything you could possibly want in a day trip, weekend getaway

at the historic port or cleanse the

events and activities every weekend

the many forest walking trails.

From markets, food, wine and music

Locally sourced food and wine for

don’t you check out the array

or longer stay holiday.

the epicureans, art and culture for the aesthetes, the Murray River for water enthusiasts.

You can take a step back to yesteryear

body and soul by meandering along

If you’re not up to walking, why of

picturesque

paddlesteamer carriage.

sights

or

by

horse

bike, and

And if that’s not enough, there are

to keep you busy.

Gunbower, Tongala and Rochester - which are worth visiting for their

festivals, shows, exhibitions, race

visually

there is something of interest for

country hospitality.

days, sporting events and field days, everyone.

And don’t forget about the region’s smaller

surrounding

towns

stunning

murals

and

Make Echuca-Moama your perfect summer destination.

OPEN

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY Call or see website for times

CLOSED

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

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E C H U C A / FA L L S C R E E K

T H E

M U R R AY ’ S

L I V I N G

L E G E N D

Mountains of fun this summer

T

he summer season at Falls Creek started with a bang with over 1,000 visitors attending the mountain bike opening season event, Ignition and the Alpine Challenge trail run event. Year on year visitation to Victoria’s largest all-season alpine resort grows. “It’s amazing to see so many visitors enjoying what Falls Creek has to offer outside of the winter season,” said Director Marketing & Communication, Jo Prothero. Falls has an extensive events calendar from January to April ranging from Dragon Boat racing on Rocky Valley Lake, multi discipline adventure racing, a female social mountain bike weekend and the iconic Longest Take in the magnificent views of Falls lunch to name a few. Creek with a ride along some of their Mountain Bike shuttle operator, Blue picturesque tracks. Dirt, will increase their daily shuttles for the entire month of January to you can enjoy a day or multi day allow more riders to take to the trails without the pedal up. (Shuttles hike back to Falls on the Australian are available every weekend from Walking Alps track. Shuttles are $80 per person. February to Easter). For peace of mind, the Falls Creek Falls Creek is also the start and crew have a dedicated MTB Patrol finish of the iconic Peaks Challenge team on deck during every shuttle road cycle event, so why not base day. yourself here for plenty of training A new operator, Peak Adventures opportunities and clock up the k’s in will be offering lake activities on the legs. Rocky Valley Lake daily during the January holiday period and every Don’t forget the resort normally sits around 10 degrees cooler than the weekend up to Easter. What better way to enjoy the highest valley. body of water in Australia then take The Arts & Heritage Trail takes in a kayak, paddle board or boat out the recent art installations which are on the water and enjoy the serenity, a must see, the Big Fella tank, Throne maybe catch a fish or why not spoil a of Skis, Falls Wren and Skyline loved one with a romantic picnic on Lodge memorial, all within walking the foreshore. distance around the village. The Falls to Hotham crossing should So, join in for mountains of fun this be on everyone’s bucket list. A shuttle is available every Saturday summer in Falls Creek. in December and January from Falls For more information on everything to the trailhead in Mt Hotham so Falls Creek, visit fallscreek.com.au.

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You can kayak on the Australia’s highest body of water and enjoy the serenity.


M A N Y

G R E AT

T H I N G S

S H E P P A R T O N

Greatest divas take to the stage

Cher (aka Prada Clutch) will be performing all her hits in spectacular fashion with a number of her diva friends in Shepparton.

A

ustralia’s six-foot something songstress, Prada Clutch is set to pay

tribute to the world’s greatest divas

in ‘Les Divas: An All-Male Revue’ at Riverlinks Eastbank, Shepparton on Saturday, February 1.

Les Divas will see Cher (aka Prada Clutch) opening her show on the

Las Vegas strip; inviting some of her

most famous diva friends to help celebrate including Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah

Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Diana Ross.

The 90-minute all-male revue will

take audiences down memory lane to

relive their greatest hits including ‘If

ICould Turn Back Time’, ‘Get the Party

Started’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘I’m Coming Out’.

Featuring a cast of seven, Les Divas

is choreographed by Stephen Clarke who has worked with renowned

divas including Kylie and Dannii

most in demand live-singing drag

like you’ve never seen before!

queens. In Les Divas, Prada and her ‘girls’ will

Tickets

dazzle audiences with wonderful

riverlinksvenues.com.au

wigs

costumes

LesDivas.com or head to Riverlinks

cheeky

Box Office at 70 Welsford St,

and

dripping

in

colourful diamantes,

humour and diva impersonations

available

through and

Shepparton.

Minogue, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.

Creative direction is by Monique Kelly, an original cast member of the

Les Girls of Kings Cross from 1973 to 1997.

Having

headlined

stage

shows

across the country for the past nine

years, Prada is one of Australia’s

‘Les Divas: An All-Male Revue’ is a must see show for fans of the world’s greatest divas.

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Animal antics at the Mansfield Zoo

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ave fun meeting the animals at Mansfield Zoo – or even camp overnight if you dare. If you love animals and family fun, there is plenty to enjoy at Mansfield Zoo. The zoo features a large menagerie of animals from across Australia and around the world, including two rare white lions, two tawny lions, monkeys (marmoset, capuchin, rhesus and bonnet), deer, camels, bison, alligator, wombats, kangaroos, meerkats and much more. Take the opportunity to pat one of the friendly dingos while the lions are fed at 1.30pm on weekends and Victorian holidays all year round. You can celebrate a memorable New

this award, the other is Australia

Zoo. The team at the Mansfield Zoo thanks all their customers for their

support over the years - it is the visitors and organisations around the zoo that make it all happen.

The Mansfield Zoo is located at 1064 Mansfield-Woods Point Road, Mansfield and open every day

except Christmas Day, between 10am-6pm. More If you love animals there is only one place to be – Mansfield Zoo. Year’s Eve with lion feeding at 7pm and the zoo closing at 10pm; great for families looking for something different. You can also feed most of the animals by hand every day while you wander the expansive grounds. A small spade is provided to feed the more gregarious animals, like the camels, who will run off with the spade if they can. There are Sambar and Hog deer roaming the grounds with you, as well as rusa and fallow deer, peacocks and guinea fowl. Bring a picnic lunch or use the free barbecues, just watch out that the deer don’t steal your food from you. For the more adventurous, there’s nothing like trying to sleep to the sound of the lion’s roar. Overnight campers are welcome every day of the year. Bring your own gear and set yourself up for a camping trip with a difference and take advantage of the opportunity to roam the zoo after hours. The camping season runs from September to the following May. Bookings are essential. The Mansfield Zoo is delighted to announce they have been awarded a Reader’s Choice Award for 2019 from the Australian Good Food Guide. The zoo is one of only two Zoos in Australia to have received

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A large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland

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by calling (03) 57773576, on the

Mansfield Zoo Facebook page or

by checking the website on www. mansfieldzoo.com.au.

LION FEEDING 1:30PM WEEKENDS & EACH DAY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Closed Christmas Day Open until 10pm on New Years Eve with lion feeding at 7pm (instead of 1:30pm)

10 minutes from Mansfield - 1064 Mansfield-Woods Point Road Mansfield Ph 03 5777 3576

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www.mansfieldzoo.com.au


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Sing your heart out at Opera in the Alps

A

move to Autumn for the 2020 Opera in the Alps ushers in a more temperate

with guests about their food and wine passions. When

outdoor experience spread over

the

concert

commences,

Maestro and raconteur Guy Noble

several days in March.

Voice and drama will be paired with

will keep the audience entertained

wine and beer.

and Samuel woo the crowd.

North East Victoria’s finest food,

and the orchestra together, as Silvia

As the Beechworth colour palette

A new sound will emerge never

turns

yellow,

red

and

gold,

heard at Opera in the Alps -

the Festival of Voice opens on

didgeridoo played the exceptional

Wednesday, March 11.

A range of voice and instrumental

William Barton.

be held at key local North East

chosen just weeks earlier at Opera

concerts for small audiences will

The Opera Scholar of the Year,

landmarks.

in the Market will perform their

The week builds like a crescendo

winning aria.

to Saturday March, 14, beneath the spectacular white-trunked eucalypts

Proceeds from the concert will

Bring a picnic, enjoy local fare from

Opera in the Alps will have an autumnal feel in 2020 as the event is held in March along with a four course feasting experience to satisfy your ears and tastebuds.

Opera in the Alps, partake in the

shade.

Opera in the Alps soloists - soprano

feature as the chorus at this year’s

Tasty sharing plates of local, seasonal

and SBS Italian Chef Silvia Colloca

event.

produce will appear, superb regional

and

Opera in the Alps and Opera Feast

wines will feature and conversation

connoisseur Samuel Dundas, will

are ON SALE NOW.

will flow.

breeze in for a little feasting chat

www.operainthealps.com.au

on the Beechworth Golf Course.

food vans or for the first time at Opera Feast. This

pre-concert,

outdoor

four-

course feasting experience will see guests dining under a sweeping

sky, seated at tables in the dappled

Tasmanian

baritone,

go towards the Opera Scholars Australia program, well known to the Beechworth community and will

wine

Tickets on sale now

Saturday 14 March 2020 Beechworth, Victoria

Featuring: Silvia Colloca Samuel Dundas William Barton Guy Noble www.operainthealps.com.au

Special offer use code: OPERAWO when booking

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Endurance athletes to be tested

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unique multi-sport event will bring Victorian, interstate and overseas competitors to Falls Creek Alpine Resort on January 24-27, 2020. Teams of two and four will paddle, mountain bike and trek through a hard-core course set in the alpine wilderness. The course is determined by control points and only a map and compass can be used to find a way; the first team to reach the finish line and visit all checkpoints will be declared the winner. The exact route is kept secret till the evening prior to the event when teams receive maps and instructions. Overall it will take participants up to 24 hours to complete the entire course and they will have to be self-

sufficient and determine where to take rest, how much food to carry and how fast to move in order to distribute energy. The only access to the extra gear and food will in certain points of the course - transition areas. Alpine Quest will be a true proof of endurance, strength, determination, skills, strategic thinking and team work. Only the toughest will reach the finish line. The event details and registration are available on the event website alpinequest.com.au. Event will have on-line tracking system which will show location of each team in the real time and updates will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/ AlpineQuestAR/.

Teams will paddle, mountain bike and trek through a hard-core course set in the alpine wilderness for this summer’s alpine quest at Falls Creek.

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A fine drop at Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful strawberry fields at Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery.

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rothers Michael and Martin Schmidt have been growing the region’s finest strawberries and delivering delicious strawberry wine and liqueur since the 70s. Their beautiful Allans Flat fields produce arguably the most delicious of all the fruits, beautiful strawberries, bursting with freshness and full of flavour. Visit Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery and treat yourself to a taste of the famous, award-winning strawberry wines and liqueurs available all year round.

The winery will be coming into strawberry season at the end of September and the team at Schmidt’s will also have delicious fresh strawberries for sale at the farm. Whether dry, semi-sweet or sweet suits your palette, Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery has something for you to enjoy, the cellar door is open 7 days from 10am to 4pm. Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery is a must-stop on your spring drive through the beautiful Yackandandah region.

Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery

Estab. 1975

Producing internationally award-winning strawberry wines and home of a strawberry liqueur you must taste. Winery located 10km north of Yackandandah, 932 Osbornes Flat Road, Allans Flat.

(02) 6027 1454

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W A H G U N Y A H

W I N E

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M O R E

Sit and enjoy Pfeiffer Wines “

Sitting under an umbrella on the century-old Sunday creek bridge on a clear late summer afternoon at Pfeiffer wines in Wahgunyah would have to be one of the great Australian pleasures” ~ Mark Eggleton, goodfood.com.au (2014). The team at Pfeiffer Wines agree and warmly invite you to experience this Summer pleasure, along with the many other Summer activities they have on offer in the coming months. Sunday, December 1 - Artisan Christmas Market and Carols by the Creek. Unwind this “pfestive” season by strolling around over 40 stalls filled with the incredibly talented local artists, artisans and makers of all things “pfine” at the 3rd annual Artisan Christmas Market and Carols by the Creek. This special Christmas market held within the historic, century-old cellar grounds nestled on beautiful Sunday Creek at Pfeiffer Wines is a must visit. Christmas carols and entertainment throughout the day include the renowned Scots School Albury Pipe Band, The Murray Conservatorium Choir and Sing Australia Corowa. There will be loads to eat, excellent coffee and of course "pfine" wine to try and buy; all within the shady grounds nestled on the banks of Sunday Creek. Where: Pfeiffer Wines, 11am – 4pm, free entry.

Spend a summer afternoon on the beautiful Sunday Creek Bridge at Pfeiffer Wines. Sunday, December 1 – Tuesday, December 24 – Limestone Sculpture Exhibition. Pfeiffer Wines is thrilled to have renowned local sculptor, Maree Castles returning to the winery throughout December to present her exciting new exhibition - Landscapes of the Heart - A Sense of Place. Maree will also be on site Tuesday, December 3 – Friday, December 6 creating and transforming raw limestone into her personal works of art. She will be available during these days to discuss her works and to engage and interact with the public. Where: Pfeiffer Wines, Medium – Stone + Design, free entry. Friday, December 27 – Sunday, January 26, 2020 - Pfeiffer Wines Art Show. The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of local artists who paint, draw, sketch or photograph. The theme for this year’s exhibition

is My Favourite Thing. It may be a drawing, painting or photograph of something the artist loves doing. It might be their “pfavourite” object or view, their “pfavourite” travel destination or even utilising a medium of their “pfavourite” colour. Visitors are invited to participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their “pfavourite” artwork whilst at the winery. All original artworks will be for sale. Where: Pfeiffer Wines, winery hours, free entry. Friday, December 27 – Sunday, January 5, 2020 - Pfeiffer Wines Pop Up Bridge Bar. This Summer enjoy a majestic sunset from the Sunday Creek Bridge with your drink of choice in hand. The very popular pop up Bridge Bar will operate each afternoon between 4pm and 8pm, serving a selection of award-winning Pfeiffer wines, wine cocktails and nibbles for your enjoyment.

Pre-booked grazing boxes are available to pre-order. Where: Pfeiffer Wines, 4pm - 8pm, free entry. Saturday, December 28 – Pfeiffer Summer Farmers Market. Summer heralds a bounty of seasonal produce, from fresh strawberries and vibrant, colourful vegetables to juicy apricots and deliciously fragrant peaches and the Pfeiffer Wines Summer Farmers Market. There will be hot food and fresh coffee all day, live music and of course all of the award-winning Pfeiffer wines will be available for tasting and sale. Where: Pfeiffer Wines, 9am - 3pm, free entry. For those wine lovers out there, dropping into the James Halliday 5 Star award winning cellar door at Pfeiffer Wines this Summer is a must! With over 35 wines to try and buy there is something to please everyone. Tastings are complimentary and visitors are always made very welcome. Pfeiffer Wines is a warm, passionate, family-owned winery, located within historic Rutherglen. Visitors are always made most welcomed for complimentary tastings, wine sales, gourmet picnic hampers and even for turtle “pfeeding” and platypus spotting from the “pfamous” Pfeiffer Sunday Creek Bridge.

JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 5 STAR WINERY 2010-2020 • 2009 YOUNG WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR - SOMMELIERS CHOICE AWARD 2ND GENERATION WINE FAMILY • 3 DECADES OF SUCCESS • 50+ TROPHIES • 950+ MEDALS • 2 TIME FINALIST BEST EXPORT WINE IN AUSTRALIA

Pfeiffer Wines is located in historic Rutherglen, a region with a rich wine heritage spanning over 150 years. The winery is situated in a unique Australian setting and the historic cellars and century old timber bridge are nestled beside Sunday Creek, an anabranch of the Murray River.

most welcome for tasting and sales. PFEIFFER WINES | PH. 02 6033 2805 | 167 DISTILLERY ROAD WAHGUNYAH OPEN MON-SAT 9AM-5PM | SUN 10AM-5PM

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De Bortoli Rutherglen more to offer

The perfect getaway! D

e Bortoli’s Rutherglen Estate, which includes Tuileries Restaurant and Accommodation, is a destination to put on your must visit list this summer. Step inside the cool and welcoming cellar door to sample some of the region’s finest wines, be surrounded by fabulous indigenous artworks or sit and relax and enjoy a produce platter or one of the many tasting experiences on offer. If you prefer the outdoors then grab a bottle of wine, a cheese platter and a picnic blanket and head out on the lawns. If you prefer a relaxed, casual picnic but don’t like the work involved then ask about the picnic hamper options. They supply the food, picnic hamper and blanket and the glorious gardens, all you need to do is turn up, pop in to cellar door and grab a cold bottle of wine presto instant picnic! The courtyard cafe is open 7 days

for breakfast and lunch and visitors can chill out outside by the fountain or inside in air-conditioned comfort. Offering a range of delicious food, a selection of local wines and beers in a relaxed space the cafe has something for everyone. If a lovely dinner is more your thing then make sure your visit to the region includes a night at Tuileries Restaurant. A regional favourite, Tuileries Restaurant offers a range of contemporary Australian meals focussing on regional produce with quality service and reasonable prices. With a wine bar onsite, why not start your evening with a glass of something local and relax into the evening. Several events are scheduled over the summer break, including art tours in the gallery and chill out sessions in the cellar door, so check out Eventbrite for details or call 02 6032 9033 or visit tuileriesrutherglen. com.au for more information.

RUTHERGLEN

ESTATE

CELLAR DOOR & ART GALLERY TUILERIES RESTAURANT & CAFE BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION Open 7 days Cellar door & art gallery 10am − 5.30pm Tuileries cafe 12 noon − 2pm restaurant from 6pm

FOUR GENERATIONS OF FAMILY WINEMAKING

debortoli.com.au The relaxed setting of De Bortoli Rutherglen’s Cellar Door and Exhibitions Gallery.

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C O R O WA / R U T H E R G L E N

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C H O I C E

Your must visit summer destination

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ummer has well and truly come to Buller Wines. With the temperature soaring, where else would you want to be? Some fresh new vintages are ready to taste in Cellar Door, including the 2019 Regional King Valley Pinot Grigio and 2015 Calliope Shiraz. Come in and be the first to try them! Soak up some summer sun in Buller Wines new outdoor area with a glass of their Sparkling Rosè or Calliope Chardonnay.

Build your own cheese platter from their selection of cheese and produce. Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Be sure to get your tickets for ‘Unwind in the Vines’ on November 30. With Peter Cupples performing

From floor to wall with a carve in between

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The Calliope Grand Muscat is a deliciously popular choice at Buller Wines.

reating beauty from left over commercial and wall vinyl is an everyday occurrence at Wacky Bird Gallery. Artist Christine Upton uses tiny gouges and lots of patience when carving locally sourced leftover vinyl into ‘lino blocks’ that she uses to make her unique artwork. Drop into Wacky Bird Gallery during February and March and chat to Christine Upton about the 15 brand new artworks finished in 2019 that are on exhibition. There are four works in a new series of colourful imaginary Wacky Birds; a further two developments of the Abstract Collages and Stitch Series; the first four in a new Decorated Pelican series. Four small works on Grevilleas and one on the Bird of Paradise Flower. All works involve the lifting of original prints from the hand inked and hand carved lino blocks. Remember doing Lino Block prints at school? Remember the cut fingers, the messy inks and the sometimes disastrous images? Maybe you used a tan or grey lino Some of the beautiful work on display at the Whacky Bird Gallery in Corowa.

Original artwork by local Master Lino cutter Tour the working studios.

CLOSED JANUARY

Open 10am - 4pm: Friday to Monday Christine Upton Artist or Wacky Bird Gallery

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some of Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits it is set to be a great night. Get your family and friends together and come and relax at Buller Wines before Christmas hits! Tickets are available at www.ticketebo.com.au/ bullerwines or check out the Buller Wines website for more info.

called Battleship Lino so called because it was used for deck covering on warships. It is made from linseed oil and cork and has burlap on the back. Well, all these artworks are created using the same techniques that you used the only difference is that Christine Upton has been practicing for over 20 years. Drop into Wacky Bird Gallery and have a chat about your experiences and hers and discover the wonderful world of lino block printing.


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NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS RSL Park - Great Family Entertainment No better way to see the old year out and the new year in. Two shows - 9.30pm and Midnight Fireworks (Griff’s Firework) FEDERATION FESTIVAL JANUARY 24TH, 25TH 26TH 2020 Friday Night 24th - Tim Fischer Oration - Oddfellows Hall. 6.30/7.00pm start (Bookings Marshall Batteries (02)6033 1689) Saturday 25th - B & S Ball - Rugby Ground, 7.00pm - midnight 7.00pm - RSL Park - Band Recital 7.00pm - 9.30pm - Food & activities for the kids 9.30pm - RSL Park - Fireworks Sunday 26th - AUSTRALIA DAY 9.00am - Ecumenical Service Bangarang Park 9.00am - Monster Market 10.00am - GRAND PARADE Sanger Street (Australia Day theme) 11.00am - Band Recital at Bangarang Park Proudly sponsored by:

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