King Valley in Victoria’s High Country is three hours’ drive north-east of Melbourne
Take in mountain vistas, lush valleys, patchwork vineyards and crystalline rivers. You’ll experience warm hospitality and passion in the home of Australian prosecco.
Depart Melbourne via the Hume Freeway.
Stop for a coffee at GALLERY CAFÉ AT THE BENALLA ART GALLERY. Benalla is steeped in Australian folklore thanks to its connection to 19th century bushranger Ned Kelly.
Arrive at your first winery, SAM MIRANDA KING VALLEY at Oxley. Stretch your legs, wander around the garden and marvel at the fresh produce before you enjoy a long lunch on the lawn.
After lunch, taste your way through King Valley wines at Sam Miranda’s cellar door.
Drive to CASA LUNA GOURMET ACCOMMODATION , Myrrhee, your stay for the night.
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 dinner.
Breakfast at Casa Luna featuring eggs fresh from a neighbouring farm.
Drive to Whitfield and DAL ZOTTO WINES , pioneers of Australian prosecco.
At Dal Zotto, hire an e-bike and acquire a picnic hamper packed with local fare before taking a scenic ride to the banks of the pristine King River.
Enjoy lunch on the banks of the river. Or, if picnics aren’t your thing, cycle back to the cellar door for an Italian-inspired lunch at Dal Zotto’s Trattoria. Either way, you need to head back to Dal Zotto to immerse yourself in its incredible work with Italian varietals.
Depart Dal Zotto Wines and drive 20 minutes to POWERS LOOKOUT.
At Powers 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 wine-matched dinner.
Enjoy breakfast and coffee at Casa Luna.
Check out of Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation and drive to PIZZINI WINES, also in Whitfield, to participate in a ‘Pop & Fizz’ prosecco food pairing class. Then explore the winery’s range at the tasting counter.
Make the 10-minute drive to CHRISMONT in Cheshunt and head to the cellar door for a tasting.
Stroll on to the Chrismont balcony, which overlooks one of the best views of the valley. Indulge in a long lunch of pasta, desserts and, of course, prosecco.
Spend the afternoon exploring the natural attractions of the King Valley. Lake William Hovell is a 15-minute drive from Chrismont – take in the vistas and enjoy the tranquility. For something more spectacular, take a slightly 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.
Tuck in to 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 time to hit the road and drive from Milawa to Melbourne. You’ll be back in time to enjoy the city’s nightlife.