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.

Best for

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.

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.

  • 9.00am

    Pick up a rental car and depart Melbourne via the Hume Freeway.

    10.30am

    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.

    12.00pm

    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.

    2.30pm

    After lunch, taste your way through the range of King Valley wines at Sam Miranda’s cellar door.

    4.00pm

    Drive to your boutique stay for the night, Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation.

    4.30pm onwards

    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.

  • 9.00am

    Enjoy breakfast at Casa Luna, featuring eggs fresh from a neighbouring farm.

    10.00am

    Drive to Dal Zotto Wines, pioneers of Australian prosecco.

    10.30am

    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. 

    12.00pm

    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.

    3.00pm

    Depart Dal Zotto Wines and drive 20 minutes to Power's Lookout.

    3.30pm

    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. 

    4.30pm onwards

    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. 

  • 9.00am

    Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the glass-walled dining room. 

    10.00am

    Check out of Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation and drive to Pizzini Wines.

    10.30am

    Participate in a ‘Pop & Fizz’ prosecco food pairing class before exploring the winery’s whole range at the tasting counter. 

    11.30am

    Make the 10-minute drive from to Chrismont and head to the cellar door for a tasting.

    1.00pm

    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.

    3.00pm

    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. 

    6.00pm

    Dine on Aussie pub classics at the Mountain View Hotel in the village of Whitfield.

    7.30pm

    Drive to Milawa and check in at the Lancemore Milawa boutique hotel.

  • 9.00am

    Enjoy a coffee and some fresh fruit from the breakfast buffet at Restaurant Merlot.

    10.00am

    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.

    12.30pm

    Explore the Milawa Gourmet Region – participate in a tasting at Milawa Cheese Company – and stock up on cheese, honey, charcuterie and olives.

    2.30pm

    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.