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Wine regions

Come for King Valley icons, taste exquisite 100-year-old muscat in Rutherglen, and discover new favourite wines in family-run boutique wineries in the Alpine Valleys and other High Country wine regions.

One region, eight styles

You'll quaff a different style in each of the High Country's eight wine regions, depending on different climates, topography and history.

Try some of Australia's finest chardonnay at Giaconda in Beechworth and then visit Rutherglen, internationally revered for its fortifieds. Feeling adventurous? Explore the Alpine Valleys' small vineyards, which turn out 33 different grape varieties ranging from traditional shiraz through to sauvignon vert and nebbiolo.

The Med in the valleys

Find a small slice of the Mediterranean in the King Valley, where the Pizzinis, Dal Zottos and other families draw on heritage to set trends with Italian varietals, including prosecco, pinot grigio, and sangiovese. Stop in at these independent wineries and with luck the winemakers will be there to guide your tasting.

Wine with characters

Meet the characters whose passion and entrepreneurial spirit have influenced the quality of High Country wines. Milawa's Brown brothers continue to make world-class wines, while Rutherglen's Campbells, Chambers and Morris families pass their knowledge through generations.

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Wine regions

Glenrowan wine region

Taste the history in the spectacular shiraz and fortified wines produced by century-old wineries.

Goulburn Valley wine region

Explore the sprawling Goulburn Valley wine region, an area stretching from Seymour up to Echuca.

King Valley wine region

Knock on cellar doors and meet winemaking families producing groundbreaking Italian varietals.

Strathbogie Ranges wine region

Visit renowned wineries dedicated to pouring the best of the Strathbogie Ranges into your glass.

Rutherglen wine region

Spend a few days around Rutherglen exploring the cellar doors and sample the iconic fortified wines.

Alpine Valleys wine region

Explore the wineries in the Alpine Valleys wine region for varieties from shiraz to nebiolo.

Beechworth wine region

Explore the Beechworth wine region and taste the remarkable chardonnay and pinot noir.

Upper Goulburn wine region

Explore this cold climate wine region stretching from Yea to Mount Buller and on to Alexandra.

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King Valley wine region

King Valley's Prosecco Road

Travel down King Valley's Prosecco Road at your own pace and discover the finest examples of Australian prosecco and home-style hospitality on offer.

Food and wine

Craft breweries

Sit and relax with a cold beer in the sun at craft breweries in the High Country, or taste the selection and buy a six-pack to take home.

Cycling

Pedal to Produce

Ride through some of Victoria's most spectacular landscapes, then roll into town and reward yourself with a gourmet lunch made from local produce.

Food and wine

Local produce

Relish the High Country's homegrown produce at its freshest, or delivered to your plate by a passionate local chef and accompanied by a regional wine.