King Valley Prosecco Road is a premium wine destination, located three-hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne in Victoria’s High Country. Being the Australian home of prosecco, the region is famed for its Italian varietals, and offers visitors a taste of its families’ unique culture and setting through exceptional food and wine experiences.
Prosecco adventures, generous hospitality and incredible local produce.
What to expect
Take in mountain vistas, lush valleys, patchwork vineyards and crystalline rivers and experience your hosts’ passion, warmth and genuine hospitality while tasting elegant prosecco.
- Taste prosecco – the perfect expression of the region: easy drinking, joyful and fun.
- Hear the King River, which winds through the King Valley: trickling and tumbling over rocks.
- See Powers Lookout: witness a patchwork of farms and vineyards from the original hiding spot of notorious bushranger Harry Power.
- Feel the fresh ingredients as you learn to make traditional gnocchi, salami or sweet cannoli in Nonna’s kitchen.
- Smell eucalypt trees, wildflowers, clean air and, of course, prosecco.
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Always be sure to enjoy Victoria's wine regions safely with a designated driver.
Pick up a rental car and depart Melbourne via the Hume Freeway.
Stop for a coffee at Benalla, which is connected with the story of Australia’s most famous bushranger Ned Kelly. Have a coffee at the Gallery Café at the Benalla Art Gallery and, if time allows, pop in to see the tapestry Glenrowan by one of Australia’s most famous painters, Sidney Nolan.
Arrive at your first winery – Sam Miranda King Valley. Stretch your legs, wander around the produce garden and enjoy a long lunch on the lawn or in the cellar door restaurant.
After lunch, taste your way through the range of King Valley wines at Sam Miranda’s cellar door.
Drive to your boutique stay for the night, Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation.
Check in to your private suite and enjoy a fun game of bocce while your hosts Gwenda and David prepare King Valley prosecco spritz and a casual, flavourful dinner.
HighlightsArt galleriesBenalla Art GalleryExperience a diverse exhibition program of Australian art spanning 200 years, including outstanding examples of contemporary and Indigenous work.Bed & breakfastsCasa Luna Gourmet AccommodationCasa Luna offers stylish accommodation and beautiful food for the sophisticated traveller in the King Valley.King and queen suites are located in stunning,...
Enjoy breakfast at Casa Luna, featuring eggs fresh from a neighbouring farm.
Drive to Dal Zotto Wines, pioneers of Australian prosecco.
At Dal Zotto, hire an e-bike with the optional inclusion of a picnic hamper packed with local delights such as salami, olives and preserves, and take a scenic cycle to the banks of the pristine King River.
If you’ve opted for the picnic hamper, enjoy lunch beside the river. Alternatively, cycle back to the cellar door for an Italian-inspired lunch at Dal Zotto's Trattoria, followed by a wine tasting of Italian varietals.
Depart Dal Zotto Wines and drive 20 minutes to Power's Lookout.
At Power's Lookout, take in the expansive views of the King Valley and learn about Harry Power, the notorious local bushranger who used this spot as his hiding place.
Make your way back to Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation. Enjoy a glass of prosecco in the lounge while poring over Gwenda’s recipe book collection, and later settle in for a deluxe wine-matched dinner.
HighlightsWineriesDal Zotto Wines Cellar DoorThe 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.Nature & wildlifeScenic lookoutsFrom rugged mountains to rolling snow plains, rushing rivers to gentle lakes, here are some of the best places from which to take in the views.
Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the glass-walled dining room.
Check out of Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation and drive to Pizzini Wines.
Participate in a ‘Pop & Fizz’ prosecco food pairing class before exploring the winery’s whole range at the tasting counter.
Make the 10-minute drive from to Chrismont and head to the cellar door for a tasting.
While taking in one of the best views of the valley, indulge in a long lunch of prosecco, pasta, desserts and coffee on Chrismont’s balcony.
Spend the afternoon exploring the natural attractions of the King Valley. Lake William Hovell is a 15-minute drive from Chrismont – take in the views and enjoy the peace and quiet. For something more spectacular, take the longer drive to the Paradise Falls rock formation.
Dine on Aussie pub classics at the Mountain View Hotel in the village of Whitfield.
Drive to Milawa and check in at the Lancemore Milawa boutique hotel.
HighlightsWineriesPizzini Wines King ValleyExperience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.WineriesChrismontTaste your way through the La ZONA portfolio of Italian varietals at this beautiful property. Extend your visit and stay at the Chrismont guesthouse.RestaurantsMountain View HotelThe Mountain View Hotel is a boutique pub in Whitfield township - the heart of North East Victoria's King Valley wine region. Set amongst beautiful established...
Enjoy a coffee and some fresh fruit from the breakfast buffet at Restaurant Merlot.
Start the morning King Valley style with an unforgettable prosecco experience: a private Prosecco Brunch at Brown Brothers. Here you’ll be able to explore a range of prosecco styles, while enjoying a spread of sweet and savoury treats. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate with friends and family.
Explore the Milawa Gourmet Region – participate in a tasting at Milawa Cheese Company – and stock up on cheese, honey, charcuterie and olives.
It’s time to hit the road and drive from Milawa to Melbourne. You’ll be back in time to check in to your hotel and enjoy the city’s nightlife.
HighlightsWineriesBrown Brothers Milawa VineyardVisit 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.Local produceMilawa Cheese CompanyVery proudly a fully Australian owned, family business now in its second generation, David and Anne Brown started Milawa Cheese Company in 1988, and it...