The King Valley meanders through the cool foothills of the Great Dividing Range, a picturesque backdrop for touring and exploring the regionís homely cellar doors. The region is Australiaís epicentre for Italian varieties, an inspired combination of altitude, soil and climate and the passion of the winemaking families.
Discover, sip and experience the King Valley for yourself, one glass at a time. Enjoy sparkling Prosecco, Sangiovese, Barbera, Pinot Grigio and more.
Meet the winemakers and their families face-to-face. Experience first hand the passion they share for life and their Australian made Italian varieties: Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Arneis and Barbera. Wineries are located throughout the King Valley including the villages of Milawa, Whitfield and Cheshunt. Wine grapes have been grown on the Oxley Plains since last century, with the Brown family operating their well-known winery at Milawa from 1889. In 1970, two enterprising farmers started growing grapes in the upper reaches of the King Valley in the area between Moyhu and Whitfield. There are now more than 70 families in the King Valley dependent on grapes as their primary source of income. The total vineyard area is 1,800ha, representing half of all plantings in North East Victoria.
The King Valley is conveniently located near a number of major highways, the major Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor (alight at Wangaratta) and Albury Airport. 36°21’S 146°19’E.
From the Hume Freeway, whether travelling north or south, watch for the brown tourist directional signs near Glenrowan and Wangaratta.
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