Moorngag

This page has been written by Anthea Lavis, Moorngag community member.

Moorngag community is a small rural community bounded by Tatong, Swanpool and Samaria.

Well known features of Moorngag include:

  • The Hall and Recreation Reserve on Samaria Road
  • The cemetery on the corner of Samaria Road and Swanpool Road
  • The Kooyonga Creek winery adjacent to the cemetary, and
  • Samaria Farm further up Samaria Road, and
  • Numerous bed and breakfast and farm accommodation.

The Hall which is over 128 years old is a quaint rural hall which hosts regular lunches and dinners throughout the year where new residents to the area are welcomed and older residents gather to catch up with each other. It is also the venue for table tennis enthusiasts who meet weekly throughout the winter season for competition. If you are interested in playing table tennis, the group is friendly and looking for more players, please contact Colin Exton, phone 5768 2537.

A feature event coming up at the hall and recreation reserve will be the Ride on Mower Championship on the 11 November 2017. This event will be a feature of the Benalla Festival where riders of all ages will have the opportunity to compete on a track which has been prepared at the reserve. It promises to be an exciting challenge, anyone interested in participating can contact Andrew Lavis on 0408 793 606 for more information.

The community hall has a new Committee of Management who are keen to investigate new groups or uses for the hall.  It is available for hire for weddings, birthday parties and family functions.

Kooyonga Creek Wines is a family owned boutique winery started by Pam and Barry Saunders. Attention to detail in the winery is meticulous where a combination of the latest technology and traditional methods culminate in a range of fine quality wines that are unique to the region. The vineyard offers Shiraz, Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Savignon Blanc. The Kooyonga Creek cellar door is open on Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm or call for an appointment.

Samaria Farm is located in the rolling hills near Mt Samaria.  The farm is spread over 22 acres with orchards of damask roses, olives, lemons and lemon myrtle. You can enjoy a relaxed breakfast all day or cake and coffee and wander around the gardens and admire the roses, citrus and rare breeds of poultry and sheep. Products on offer are grown on the property and feature Rose Water facial mist, Culinary Rose Water, Dried Rose petals and buds, Dried Lemon Myrtle and Lemon Myrtle Oil. 

The produce store and café are open Saturday and Sunday  8am-4pm.

- Anthea Lavis