Sun Country Food and Wine Festival 2018 

It’s Gourmet Country 

The Sun Country Food and Wine Festival promotes a collection of events across the region, highlighting produce that is locally grown and produced. The festival runs in line with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival each year. 

16 March - 25 March 2018 

The 2018 festival will see the Sun Country on the Murray region come alive with a range of unique events. Twilight tours, taste tantalising picnic hampers, autumn grazers, the region’s best chefs creating degustation spectaculars.


Join in the fun and excitement as you take your tastebuds on a journey across Sun Country on the Murray during the festival. 

2018 Festival Program

Picnic and Pedal in the Grove

16 - 25 March, 2018 10am 

Pick up your prepacked picnic basket and bike from the Rich Glen Olive Estate farm gate store and find a pretty spot amongst the olive grove, and experience the fresh country air.


Dip, Jam and Wine Sampling Spectacular

16 March, 2018  10am 
23 March, 2018  2pm 

Experience a unique sampling of the boutique strawberry jam, dip and strawberry wine. See product demonstrations in the display room and have your photo taken with The Big Strawberry. Take home your very own sample bag of Big Strawberry products.


Grapes, Grains and Grazers 

17 March, 2018  2pm

Spend the afternoon in the gardens of the historic Byramine Homestead sampling the delights from the Brewery and the artisan cheese from Boosey Creek Cheese while enjoying some great live music.

Tour the 175 year old Homestead and enjoy tasting the brewery and cider house. 


A Journey To Remember - Twilight Tapas Tour 

17 March, 2018  6pm

Cactus Country invites you to join them on a night like no other, a journey you're bound to remember. Enjoy a 3 course meal specially designed by our chef including a Twilight Tapas Tour in the garden, followed by main course and dessert. When night falls see the garden like never before. 


Cumberoona's Lambastic Sampler Cruise

18 March, 2018  2.30pm - BOOKED OUT
18 March, 2018  3.30pm 
19 March, 2018  2.30pm 

Take a 1hr cruise on an authentic, steam engine paddle steamer on the water of Lake Mulwala. Meet the operator of locally owned and operated Lambtastic and sample their gourmet sausages fresh from the grill along with a complimentary beer or wine. Every ticket sold will also receive a coupon for 15% off Lambtastic products.

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Native Burger and Didgeridoo Tunes by the Murray River

18 March, 2018  6pm

Ku De Ta' offers a fascinating conceptual mini sideboard featuring Kangaroo, Emu, Barramundi, King Prawn & Lemon Myrtle vegetarian, topped with a fresh locally baked bun and a glass of native berry sangria to get the night stated. Relax under the gums in the spirit of the native theme, listening to the Dideridoo. 


Tastes of Numurkah

21 March, 2018  9am

Enjoy the flavours of Sun Country on the Murray as you discover the local hot spots to eat and drink in Numurkah. You will be delighted by the range of  food made availaible by local eateries for sampling. Use your ticket to collect your passport from the Numurkah Visitor Information Cente and begin the walk along the trail of tasty treats.


Grazing on Garlic in the Garden 

23 March, 2018  12pm

This unique experience will be set in the gardens of Katamatite Garlic. Enjoy a series of dishes created with garlic as the flavour base and take the opportunity to chat with our local chef and the organic garlic growers. Allow your hosts to take you along the path from the paddock to the plate.


Wine, Tapas and Harvest at Monichino Wines 

23 March, 2018  7pm

Soak up the atmosphere of the Barrel Room and speak to winemaker himself, Terry Monichino. 

Be seated for a nine course degustation with matching wines and as an exclusive guest you will recieve a sample of wine directly from Monichino's 100 year old wine barrels and enjoy the 1st pressings from their lastest harvest.



Eden Farm Produce Autumn Equinox Breakfast 

24 March, 2018  11am

Come along to Eden Farm to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere among the gum trees and celebrate the Autumn Equinox.

Guest speakers will answer all your questions about Bio-Dynamic farming and the benefits of eating produce farmed by this method. Expand your knowledge of nutrition and health with expert guests available sharing their wisdom.


Cafe 3641 High Tea 

25 March, 2018  2pm - BOOKED OUT

Specialty cake decorator and well-known local pastry chef Carolyn Ryan presents you with 14 courses of handcrafted food as a mini degustation high tea. The high tea features the finest local produce including a flute of Monichino Brut Cuvee 


The Butlers Pantry Unique Culinary Experience 

25 March, 2018  1pm

In celebration and recognition of our traditional land owners, The Butlers Pantry invites you to join them at Dubuque historic homestead as they embark on a unique culinary experience.
Imagine enjoying an indigenous central grazing table, along with 3 hours of traditional and modern cultural delicacies, served to you whilst relaxing in your favourite part of the garden, enjoying live authentic music.



View the full festival programme 



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