Written by guest bloggers - The Vibe Tribe
No trip to River Country would be complete without tasting the superb range of wines that St Anne’s Vineyard produces; and given that we insist on including a visit to St Anne’s Winery in Moama every time we are in the region, we consider ourselves experts on their business and wines. And yet, every new visit we are pleasantly surprised to rediscover again and again just how great St Anne’s is.
The first time we visited Moama back in 2018, we were gratefully offered a private wine tasting alongside the banks of the mighty Murray River. As we were cosily nestled around a fire pit at Tindarra Resort, relaxing after a busy day of exploring; Trent - the chief winemaker of St Anne’s organised a selection of their wines and spoilt us with a charcuterie board to accompany each delicious drop.
Trent set about educating us about the winery – St Anne's is family owned and operated, established by the McLean family in 1972. Currently owned by Richard and Anne McLean, Trent joined the team around eleven years ago, and brings a youthful yet experienced winemaking outlook to the operation. Whilst learning about the history of the business, and their unique wine making practices, we tucked into their signature range of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Vintage Brut, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscat.
Pinot Gris was our majority favourite due to its easy drinkability, although the bold Cabernet Sauvignon came a very close second and would absolutely be our drop of choice in the colder months. There was a bottle to suit every palate, and to wind down the day enjoying their wine in the company of the lovely and super knowledgeable Trent, was a one of a kind experience.