King Valley, High Country, Victoria, Australia
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King Valley wine region

Knock on a King Valley cellar door and be greeted by generations of winemaking families passionately offering tastings of their groundbreaking Italian varietals.

Victoria's Mediterranean
Step into Little Italy in the King Valley, where dynamic Italian migrant families established wineries that continue to innovate through the generations. You'll taste increasingly well-known Italian wines, including prosecco, nebbiolo, sangiovese, pinot grigio, dolcetto, arneis and barbera.

Wine identities
Meet the King Valley's characters. Delight in rustic Italian cuisine from Katrina's cookbook matched with house drops at Pizzini Wines, or chat to Otto Dal Zotto about his family's wines over bocce at Dal Zotto Estate. Encounter the Brown brothers at the eponymous vineyard's gourmet Epicurean Centre.

Celebrating the good life
Celebrate La Dolce Vita during November at the King Valley, when wineries open their doors to celebrate the arrival of spring, and warm yourself with the region's red wines at the June Queen's Birthday weekend's Weekend Fit For A King.

Prosecco Road
Since 2000, when Otto Dal Zotto planted the first prosecco vines in the King Valley, five other local winemakers have begun producing the sparkling Italian white. Together they have created Prosecco Road, a sensational food and wine trail celebrating the best of the rustic Italian dining experience.
 

Highlights

King River Estate Winery

King River Estate

Discover biodynamic viticulture and taste the proof at the cellar door or stay a while in the self-contained cottage opposite the beautiful King River.

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Rutherglen Cellar door

John Gehrig Wines

Step into an oasis by the King River and roam the picture-postcard property before tasting the family wines. Try the riesling, a family favourite.

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Ciavarella Oxley Estate

Ciavarella Oxley Estate Winery

Enjoy an intimate winery experience, with fine wines handmade in small quantities by the Ciavarella family at this little gem of a winery in Oxley.

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Politini Wines & Casolare B&B Accommodation

Politini Wines & Casolare B&B Accommodation

Overlook the upper reaches of the King Valley and taste elegant, fruit-driven cool climate wines. Stay the weekend in bed and breakfast accommodation.

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Pizzini Wines

Pizzini Wines

Experience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.

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Chrismont Cellar Door

Chrismont

Taste your way through the La ZONA portfolio of Italian varietals at this beautiful property. Extend your visit and stay at the Chrismont guesthouse.

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Selected by Gourmet Traveller WINE as one of Australia's best cellar doors!

Dal Zotto Wines

The wine, food and hospitality here will make you wish you shared the Dal Zotto name. A visit to the cellar door and trattoria is a King Valley must.

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Sam Miranda Cellar Door

Sam Miranda of King Valley

Travel through the subterranean passage for limited releases from this third generation winemaker and enjoy seasonal local produce on the expansive terrace.

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brown brothers

Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

Visit one of Australia's oldest family wineries and pop by the cellar door, live it up at Patricia's Table, or enjoy a relaxing bite at Epi.Curious.

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Boggy Creek Wines

Boggy Creek Vineyards

Enjoy hand-crafted, family estate wines over wonderful views from the cellar door or bring your own picnic and relax with a tipple on the winery lawn.

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Merlot vines - 25 years old

Rose Hill Estate Wines

Taste the different seasons in Rose Hill's annual range of wines, including durif, shiraz and sparkling, as well as the speciality, estate grown merlot.

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Videos

Prosecco Road (1:55)

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Nature & wildlife

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