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.
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.
- 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.
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.
HighlightsBenalla Art GalleryArt galleriesExperience a diverse exhibition program of Australian art spanning 200 years, including outstanding examples of contemporary and Indigenous work.Brown Brothers Milawa VineyardWineriesVisit 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.Wall to Wall Art ExperiencePublic artTake a walk through the streets and laneways of Benalla; home to regional Victoria's leading street art festival, Wall to Wall. Benalla, a small rural...
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.
HighlightsDal Zotto Wines Cellar DoorWineriesExperience genuine Italian family hospitality at the Dal Zotto Wines Cellar Door and Trattoria seven days a week in the heart of the King Valley. The Dal...Dal Zotto Wines TrattoriaRestaurantsJust like in Italy, Dal Zotto’s trattoria is attached to Dal Zotto’s cellar door and offers an Italian-inspired menu featuring seasonal and local produce...Powers LookoutScenic LookoutsThe rocky escarpment high above the King Valley was the hideout of Harry Power, a notorious but ‘gentlemanly’ bushranger of the 1860s. From the Mansfield-Whitfield...ChrismontWineriesTaste your way through the La ZONA portfolio of Italian varietals at this beautiful property. Extend your visit and stay at the Chrismont guesthouse.
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.
HighlightsPizzini Wines King ValleyWineriesExperience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.Pop and Fizz - Prosecco Food Pairing ExperienceFood & wine toursOpen your eyes (and palates) to the surprising potential of Prosecco with this revelatory food and wine matching experience held at Pizzini Wines.The sensory...Mountain View HotelRestaurantsThe 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...Lake William Hovell Recreation areaNational parks & reservesLake William Hovell is a popular, picturesque recreational area located approximately 18 kilometres from Cheshunt. The lake is perfect for picnics, barbecues,...Paradise FallsNature & wildlifeParadise Falls is a beautiful spot for visitors to enjoy just 20 minutes from the township of Whitfield. Accessible with a 2WD, the last 11 kilometres...
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.
HighlightsLa Cantina King ValleyWineriesThe Corsini family has a passion for making traditional, no added preservative and vegan-friendly wines. This method brings out the full characteristics...Darling Estate WinesWineriesDarling Estate Wines is a small scale winery and cellar door in the Upper King Valley wine region. The cellar door is situated right next to the vines...King River EstateWineriesDiscover biodynamic viticulture and taste the proof at the cellar door or stay a while in the self-contained cottage opposite the beautiful King River.Sam Miranda of King ValleyWineriesPick out a bottle, fill your cart with condiments, or plump for the case of your favourite drop.