Where

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,  as well as an annual calendar of fabulous festivals.

Best for

Prosecco adventures, generous hospitality and incredible local produce.

What to expect

Take in mountain vistas, lush valleys, patchwork vineyards, crystalline rivers and charming towns. Drop into cellar doors brimming with passion, warmth and genuine welcome.

The experience

  • 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.

Find out more

www.kingvalleyproseccoroad.com.au

Always be sure to enjoy Victoria's wine regions safely with a designated driver.

  • Hit the Hume Highway and take a break in Benalla, around 2 hours and 20 minutes from Melbourne. Time your trip for the annual Wall to Wall Festival, to see in-progress works of large-scale murals, painted by Australian and international street artists on the town's buildings and walls. Benalla is home to a fantastic regional gallery, which has an outstanding collection of colonial and contemporary Australian art and excellent program of exhibitions.

    Continue on to Milawa, about 35 minutes away, to Brown Brothers winery. When the weather’s warm, a private Prosecco brunch experience here is a perfect way to kick off a King Valley getaway. Enjoy freshly baked sweets and pastries, local Milawa produce and house-made delicacies in your private lounge, matched with Brown Brothers’ own prosecco.

    Take some time to explore and stock up on Milawa's other fantastic gourmet offerings.

    Either spend the night in town or head to Myhree, to check into Casa Luna or Elevation652 at Mt Bellevue. If you're keen to make tracks, drive on to Whitfield where Lusso KV and the Mountain View Hotel offer comfortable accommodation just a stone's throw from cellar doors.

  • Spend the day visiting the many wineries dotted throughout the valley.

    Kick things off at Dal Zotto Wines, pioneers of Australian prosecco. 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.

    Head onto to Power's Lookout, to take in expansive views of the King Valley and learn about Harry Power, the notorious local bushranger who used this spot as his hiding place.

    Circle back towards Cheshunt, for a sumptuous dinner at Chrismont, a stunning cellar door and restaurant at Chrismont in Cheshunt, perched high on the hill with sweeping views of the surrounding ranges. You’ll find the flavours of Sicily are on the menu, paired with Chrismont's excellent range of wines.

  • Start the day with a private 'Pop & Fizz' experience at Pizzini Wines, where you'll learn how to match prosecco with different flavours. Dive into a gnocchi-making class with Katrina Pizzini, followed by lunch with matched wines.

    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.

    End the evening with dinner at local gastropub, Mountain View Hotel.

  • Head homewards, pausing along the way for cellar door tasting stops at La Cantina, Gracebrook, Darling Estate and the King River Estate.

    Finish your King Valley sojourn in style at Sam Miranda's stunning cellar door and restaurant for a final dive into the fabulous flavours of this beautiful gourmet wine region.