The Farm Gate Trail is made up of a co-operative group of primary producers who offer their product direct from its source, the farm.
Our region is well known for orchards, fresh produce and award winning wines. Fertile soils, a Mediterranean climate and the passion and dedication of local producers all combine to create an exceptional experience for food and wine lovers alike.
Pick your ideal Farm Gate destination, or select from the suggested itineraries provided. Whatever route you take, we’re sure you’re in for a great time.
When touring the Sun Country on the Murray Farm Gate Trail, it is important to note that these are working farms. If you intend to travel some distance, it is always a good idea to double check the opening hours and make a quick phone call to check that someone is available to meet you.
Each Farm Gate offers a completely different experience. All are working farms and the owners are heavily involved in all stages of cultivation, harvest, production and sales. Many are iconic characters with great stories to tell, so make sure you take the time to soak up the atmosphere and discover these gems of Sun Country on the Murray.
Your visit to Aintree Organic Farm can include a tour with the operators. Book in and enjoy a healthy light lunch or morning and afternoon tea in the fountain courtyard. Browse the shop and sample the extensive range of value-added products made from almonds, honey, olives and vegetables.
The peaceful B&B is an ideal base to explore the area, just a minute off the highway. As they are a working farm, its best to make an appointment.
Maureen and Terry Davies launched Aussie Wool Quilts and Pillows on their farm at Finley in 1992 Pure wool filled products manufactured in their factory include pure wool filled quilts in various thicknesses, underblankets to fit all mattress sizes, and standard size pillows in varying thicknesses, plus euro, tri and travel pillows. Visitors are always welcome, but please phone to ensure that they are open.
Built in 1842 by Hamilton Hume and classified by the National Trust, today the Byramine Homestead has its own brewery and cider house that offers tours, sampling and sales of the unique range of beer, cider and wines grown and brewed onsite. The brewery and cider house is nestled in the grounds of the homestead and also offers Devonshire teas, ploughman’s platters and light lunches.
This is a must see tourist attraction. You’ll feel like you’re in another world, surrounded by sky high living sculptures as far as the eye can see. This is a photographer’s paradise. The Spanish/Mexican style setting makes a perfect backdrop to relax and enjoy lunch, margaritas, cactus ice-cream or our signature cactus cake. Kids love the spotto trail. Plant sales with expert advice for a fuss free garden. Group concessions and evening functions by appointment.
Experience the true taste of Australia with handpicked bushtucker spices, rubs, teas, jams and homemade treats that will transform your dinner from the ordinary into the extraordinary. Choose from lovely hand-blended, gluten free, spice and dukkah creations - there’s plenty to delight your tastebuds. Taste testing is every Tuesday till 1pm. Also take the opportunity to wander through the nursery and stroll through the display gardens. Mail order also available.
Bring your cooking alive and tantalise your taste buds with Katamatite garlic. After the first taste you’ll be hooked! Enjoy samples of their unique range of garlic pickles, garlic jellies, solar dried garlic flakes, garlic salts and seasonal jams and jellies. Relax in the garden, let the kids enjoy the play area or take a farm tour. You’ll see a working permaculture farm in action and get the genuine farm experience.
Kensal Estate produces boutique wines, selectively handpicked and crushed on the site. They take great pride in their selection of grapes, picked just at the right time so that you can enjoy the full flavour. All wines are hand crushed, gently pressed and bottled with love on the premises. The range includes an array of reds, whites, ciders and their secret 1936 pedro ximenez. Groups welcome by appointment.
Manto Produce is a family operated business, growing all stone fruit and pome fruits including peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, apples, pears and nashi. They also supply a variety of fresh local produce from the area in their self-serve farm store, which is open seven days a week year round. Plus, they cater for pre-ordered mixed seasonal fruit and vegetables boxes. A big favorite is their very own farm-grown yellow clingstone peaches.
Established in 1962, this family winery is highly regarded for its award winning vintages. Emphasis is on producing wines of full bodied aroma and richness. Choose from the region’s largest selection of award winning premium table wines, catering for every palate with a selection of more than 22 styles of wines, including the new Italian varietals, Pinot Grigio, Barbera and Sangiovese. Catering available for group bookings of 10 or more - must be pre-arranged.
Family owned and operated, everything is passionately made on the property. Wander through the store in the 100 year old homestead and sample a huge range of flavoured olive oils, salad dressings, gourmet olives, dukkahs, jams and relishes, all set out for sampling. Experience a gorgeous room of natural beauty and skin care products and herbal teas. Or enjoy a light lunch or superb homemade cake and coffee. Children will love hopscotch and other outdoor games. Also explore Celtic stone walls surrounding fruitful vegetable gardens, steel art, and a museum.
Break your drive at The Big Cherry, Wyuna. Relax and enjoy a cuppa, a cold drink or some of their yummy cherry ice-cream. Get a photo with ‘Big Kev’, their very own Big Cherry. Check out the range of jams, chutneys and preserves. You can also choose from a selection of in-season, freshly picked cherries, fruit and vegtables grown on the farm for your enjoyment. There is plenty of room for caravans to enter and turn around.
The Big Strawberry has something for everyone. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or just a treat, enjoy a large range of meals and Strawberry desserts including Big Strawberry Burgers, Strawberry Pancakes, Sundaes, Ice-Cream, or even a Devonshire Tea. Boasting a range of Strawberry products as well as jams, relishes, chutneys, wines and liqueurs all made on the premises from local produce. Pick your own sweet tasting strawberries straight from our patch for an experience and visit to remember.
Experience the timeless River Red Gum Country by visiting family owned Ulupna Winery. Our wines are produced based on ancestry, tradition and a reverent respect to the environment. Sample Ulupna wines while enjoying the tranquil surroundings of the vineyard, flow of the Murray and sounds of the cockatoos and parrots.
Warrabilla Wines is a family owned and operated business founded in 1990 by fifth generation winemaker, Andrew Sutherland Smith and wife Carol. Today visitors can enjoy a tasting in the cellar door and experience some of the biggest, most full-bodied reds in the country. Features include the iconic Durif, synonymous with the brand and a quintessential Rutherglen red at its best. Also try their Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small, quality range of white and fortified wines as well.
Other Farm Gate Stores
Other farm gate stores include:
ADDRESS: 734 Grinter Road, Boosey VIC 3730
ADDRESS: 489 Stewards Bridge Road, Kenyapella VIC 3564
ADDRESS: 1417 Murray Valley Highway,Yarrawonga VIC 3730
ADDRESS: 3262 Kangan Road, Koonoomoo VIC 3644
PHONE: 03 5871 1992
EMAIL: [email protected]
ADDRESS: 5 Bank Street, Cobram, VIC 3644
PHONE: 03 5871 2393
EMAIL: [email protected]
Contact via phone or online only
PHONE: 0427 746 576
EMAIL: [email protected]
Businesses Supporting the Farm Gate Trail
Businesses that proudly support the local Farm Gate Trail operators, by either selling their produce or using their products to create delightful meals and platters in their establishment include:
ADDRESS: 54 Main Street , Strathmerton, VIC 3641
PHONE: 03 5874 5261
ADDRESS: Rockarama Road, Cobram , VIC 3644
ADDRESS: 1 Irvine Pde, Yarrawonga VIC 3730
PHONE: 03 5743 3069
Contact via phone or online only
ADDRESS: 2 Rockarama Road, Cobram VIC 3644
ADDRESS: 52A Melville Street, Numurkah VIC 3636
ADDRESS: 1 Pentryfish Court, Bundalong, VIC 3730
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