One Of Our Favourite Dining Experiences : The Mill Restaurant & Tapas Bar Echuca

  • By J. Berthaume
  • 22 Jun, 2017
Salivating already? We forgive you. 

If you're looking for an entire menu of sumptuous, beautifully crafted dishes and fine wines, we can highly recommend The Mill  in Echuca. Staying in a villa at Perricoota Vines Retreat  obviously includes your own fully self-contained kitchen for cosy nights in cooking. But there's nothing like a night out at one of Echuca/Moama's finest restaurants before coming back to your private villa and spa.

The beautiful thing about The Mill is that the atmosphere is incomparable with the bricks and chandeliers, the service is impeccable, the dishes are works of art, but it's affordable and there's a lovely casual vibe that allows you to relax into a long night out with your partner or friends without feeling the stuffiness that usually comes with high class dining.

From their website:

In the heart of Echuca ,  this iconic landmark offers the perfect, unique and exclusive restaurant to enjoy beautiful dining with family and friends… The old brick five storey former flour mill built in 1881 bestows the most sensational atmosphere to set the scene for any day or evening! With its timberwork and it’s brickwork is a gorgeous old utilitarian building is full of charm, with plenty of history and makes the perfect setting for enjoying a glass or two of wine.


'ON THE VINE'

By J. Berthaume 19 Oct, 2017

You've just spent a few hours on the road playing "eye spy" while trying to divert the headache-inducing refrain "Are we there yet?"

You check in at Perricoota Vines and receive directions to the villa . And all of a sudden as you pull into your private, undercover park... you start to understand why so many people have insisted you stay here.

The willows tickling the lake outside the villa, the magnificent gardens tended by hand by the owners that create shadow-rich enclaves for the many guests, the immaculately clean villas where you can unwind in peace. The list goes on. 

As the kids jump out of the car, they don't even go inside, running to the reception to grab their complimentary tennis racquets for a hit on the court. They ask for their swimming togs so they can go for a dip in one of the two resort pools afterward. 


By J. Berthaume 27 Jul, 2017

Grab some marshmallows and a warm glass of red and take the kids to the new fire pit situated under the gums near the resort pools. The pit was donated generously by Nullarbor Sustainable Timber

By J. Berthaume 25 Jul, 2017
Echuca Moama is looking glorious with the last of the Autumn leaves falling and the town preparing for the Winter Blues Festival on Thursday 27th July for 4 nights!

SO MANY BANDS... WHO TO SEE?

From July 27th - 1 August 2017, Echuca Moama will be flooded with roots blues and soul acts from all over Australia. With so many choices, we've put together a guide  below to the festival's highlights with our pick of recommended artists not to miss.

The bands will fill the historic Port of Echuca's heritage precinct & surrounding venues. More than 40 blues and roots performers will play to crowds approaching 20,000. Come and join in the free fun but book your accommodation early as this weekend is a sellout!  For accommodation deals, check out our web specials.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

We can arrange a shuttle bus  to pick you up from reception and take you to the festival and back.
See details here.

By J. Berthaume 04 Jul, 2017
The Foundry Arts Space opened recently, filling a much needed gap in Echuca for a contemporary art gallery and community space. 

Founded by EMAI, the space exhibits work as part of group or solo shows and holds cultural workshops.

It's in a great location, nestled in the Port of Echuca's historical precinct, close by to cafes, bars, bookshops and the paddlesteamers on The Esplanade. So drop in or take a special visit into town to check it out. The friendly group of volunteers from Echuca Moama Arts Initiative have a Facebook page  and website which they keep up to date with current shows, workshops and opening hours. 

Highly recommended for those who fancy eclectic pieces executed thoughtfully. An array of very talented artists exhibit here and sell their work.

  • LOCATION
  • 11-17 Murray Esplanade
  • Echuca, Victoria
  • PHONE
  • Call 0429 168 424
By J. Berthaume 22 Jun, 2017
Salivating already? We forgive you. 

If you're looking for an entire menu of sumptuous, beautifully crafted dishes and fine wines, we can highly recommend The Mill  in Echuca. Staying in a villa at Perricoota Vines Retreat  obviously includes your own fully self-contained kitchen for cosy nights in cooking. But there's nothing like a night out at one of Echuca/Moama's finest restaurants before coming back to your private villa and spa.

The beautiful thing about The Mill is that the atmosphere is incomparable with the bricks and chandeliers, the service is impeccable, the dishes are works of art, but it's affordable and there's a lovely casual vibe that allows you to relax into a long night out with your partner or friends without feeling the stuffiness that usually comes with high class dining.

From their website:

In the heart of Echuca ,  this iconic landmark offers the perfect, unique and exclusive restaurant to enjoy beautiful dining with family and friends… The old brick five storey former flour mill built in 1881 bestows the most sensational atmosphere to set the scene for any day or evening! With its timberwork and it’s brickwork is a gorgeous old utilitarian building is full of charm, with plenty of history and makes the perfect setting for enjoying a glass or two of wine.


By J. Berthaume 22 Jun, 2017
We're absolutely thrilled to bring you this very special offer in conjunction with our friends at  Endota Spa Echuca . Combining on site yoga, lakeside villa accommodation and breakfast for 2 at Perricoota Vines along with your choice of either a relaxation massage (60mins) or organic Infusion facial (50mins) at the brand new Endota Spa in Echuca, this is the ultimate escape package for those who need some time out of their busy lives.

We welcome visitors to the region as well as locals who are seeking true me time for a midweek night and day of pure indulgence in Echuca/Moama.

PLAN THE PERFECT AUTUMN/WINTER ESCAPE

BOOKINGS OPEN.
Call 0354826655
By J. Berthaume 22 Jun, 2017

As we begin to introduce wellness options at Perricoota Vines with on site yoga classes and  in room healing massage with Mi-Yoga's Ali Connelly, we thought it an opportune time to mention a sweet and very nourishing little find just over the bridge from us.


The Sweet Meadow is a brand new plant based, vegan health bar that opened in October 2016.  Created by the ever so lovely, ever so clever, Kyabram born Aishe Besim , The Sweet Meadow is based on the core truth that plant-based food is medicine.

"Food should not been seen as something to just quickly eat to keep hunger at bay, but instead as something that can nourish and protect us, and help us get the best out of every day"   she says.

This is no pop up experimental venture, rather a dedicated lifestyle experience catering to the increasingly popular philosophy of conscious living. Aishe's vision is to build a healthier community through awareness around the food we eat, our health and living sustainably.  And she sees it through to the very last detail.

It's not just the beautifully presented (and hotdamn tasty) plant based meals and beverages (Aishe was the first to bring Melbourne's favourite, All Press Coffee to the region - a must try, and is one of the first in town to serve cold pressed juices), its the entire cafe experience. The detail Aishe has put into the establishment - from the hand crafted artistan ceramics and organic aloe vera and teas for sale on the far right shelves, to the gorgeous, beaming staff she's hired to serve, to the pastel pink walls and flourish of native flowers that embrace you on arrival, and even the design and health-conscious magazines she presents on the window sills. There is not one detail that isn't beautifully conceived and executed at The Sweet Meadow. Even the sustainable take away boxes and petite pink stickers that hold them together for those on the run hint at a particularly thoughtful, caring and wholistic charm.

For those who prefer your average everyday serve of dairy and meat, we would still recommend that you try this purely vegan experience. Their soy or coconut tumeric lattes are delectable to the tastebuds - as is their hearty, smashed avocado toast served with lemon, their brown rice sushi rolls, the grain free granola and baked donuts with dehydrated berries.

The Sweet Meadow puts pay to Jamison Scala's philosophy, “With veganism you give nothing up. You just stop taking that which is not yours.”  The food here is ablush with flavour, substance and screams nourishment without compromising on taste.

The eatery is situated near the Bridge Hotel in the midst of the Port precinct; a lovely spot to drop into when strolling near the Wharf and Esplanade. The public garden walkway beside the cafe gleams with morning and afternoon sunlight through a weeping willow tree and is the perfect quiet corner for a casual outdoor experience, along with the vintage-inspired seating area at the front.  

We highly recommend treating yourself to The Sweet Meadow. Join them on social media and check out their highly educational website.


​The Sweet Meadow
640 High Street, Echuca Victoria 3564
(03) 5482 4099

Open Thursday to Monday.
7.30am - 4pm weekdays - 8am - 4pm weekends - Kitchen closes at 3pm.

By J. Berthaume 15 Jun, 2017

Because you've earned yourself a break, even with the family in tow or the bustling burroughs of Echuca Moama at your footsteps, we've introduced a range of In Room Healing Massages for the convenience of all our guests.

Perricoota Vines Retreat's very own masseuse, Ali Connely from  Mi Yoga  offers a range of simple but therapeutic treatments including traditional Relaxation and Hot Stone Massages to Chakra or Reiki-based massage sessions. Discover our menu of options on our dedicated booking page.

Due to the popularity of the service, we do ask that you book in advance of your stay in one of our spa villas, to avoid disappointment.

By J. Berthaume 15 Jun, 2017
With Mother's Day coming up, you can enjoy a deep sigh of relief - we've got you sorted.

An  Escape Gift Certificate or Yoga Gift Certificate  from Perricoota Vines can be ordered online direct from our website and delivered as a stylish E-Certificate. 

Choose from a 1,2 or 3 night getaway in a lakeside or garden villa for mum which comes with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and a private spa suite for her ultimate indulgence.

If she's had a busy year and would like to learn how to unwind and invest in her health, a Yoga Gift Certificate will give her the incentive to join our popular on site classes with guru Ali Connelly of Mi Yoga.

Order online and we will get back to you with a quote on the best package deal based on current specials.

Our Endota Spa & Perricoota Vines Retreat promotion is another irresistible gift idea for Mum.

Email us  or phone (03) 54826655 and let us know what you and your siblings would like to spoil her with. We'II do all we can to assist.


By J. Berthaume 15 Jun, 2017
Echuca Moama is fast becoming a hub for clean living and this brand new store in the port's retail precinct is further proof.

Echuca Food Store & Organics stocks a refreshing range of deli goods, jarred pastes, mueslis, relishes and teas as well as organic cotton clothing, eco-friendly cleaning products, health items, skin care and crafty oddments for conscious living.

We highly recommend guests of the retreat to drop in for some locally made preserves and edibles to use in the   self-contained villas   or to purchase some pure grade beauty products.

Everything from the fluoride-free range of toothpastes and bamboo toothbrushes to the   Simple As That    skin care range and organic cotton lounge wear has been hand selected almost as a curated selection of the most lovingly produced market items available.

You'II love the Organic Soapberries and the crafty Beeswax Wraps (perfect to preserve a block of cheese or to wrap fruit or kid's school lunches as a sustainable alternative to cling wrap) and the delectable organic lip balms. We highly recommend the fresh sourdough loaves of basket bread and health balls (which you can purchase in a jar, or as singular treats).

The store is beautifully designed, spacious and minimal yet abundant with variety, both nutritious and luxurious. Its the kind of place you wander into for a quick look but linger in for much longer, reading labels, feeling textures and gathering hard to find items for home.

  • STORE LOCATION - 529 High St Echuca, Victoria
(Near The Black Pudding, opposite I Want I Need homewares)
  • PHONE  - (03) 54802921
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