Club members probe local winery — and chooks

June 16, 2017

ECHUCA and Moama District Probus Club took to the road this week on an outing designed to be a local and reasonably cheap trip – and it was.

After meeting at the Tourism Information Centre and organising carpooling, member Val Cosway said the group headed off despite the heavy fog blanketing the twin towns.

She said the members made their way to Wine In A Glass in Pianta Rd.

“After being welcomed by Michelle and her team we were given an interesting tour of the winery and the whole story of how Wine in a Glass came into being,” she said.

“We saw how the ‘glasses’ arrive from France in containers and are then filled with Australian wine. “Michelle explained how the glasses are PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and how they actually bounce if dropped.

“Due to the sealing and the gases used they have an 18-month shelf life and are used for sporting and such events – no glass, no use as weapons.

“After the tour we then had morning tea and with the fog gone by this time we sat out in the courtyard. The whole visit was very enjoyable and a great learning curve.”

From there the group travelled to the property of one of its members for a sausage sizzle/hot soup for lunch.

A property which breeds specialty chooks so Team Probus got a good look at the eggs in incubators, the hatchlings and the grown chooks.

“He also has the knack of water divining and showed us how he had found all the water on the property. Most of us had a go but there were only two of us who appeared to have the same knack.

“It was a great day out, and thanks must go to our tour leader Loris.”

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