Overview of Regions
Alpine Valleys Wine Region
Experience the hot summer days and cool nights that make such distinctive wines around the four valleys created by the Ovens, Buffalo, Buckland and Kiewa rivers. Dine alfresco and spend the afternoon sampling local varietals while taking in stunning valley views.
The unique sub-alpine conditions produce wines of great elegance, with intense fruit characters and high natural acidity. The multitude of microclimates in the Alpine Valleys have allowed 33 different grape varieties ranging from traditional chardonnay and shiraz through to less common grapes such as sauvignon vert and nebbiolo to be successfully grown on its hillsides and valleys
King Valley wine region
Knock on a King Valley cellar door and be greeted by generations of winemaking families passionately offering tastings of their groundbreaking Italian varietals.
Step into Little Italy in the King Valley, where dynamic Italian migrant families established wineries that continue to innovate through the generations. You’ll taste increasingly well-known Italian wines, including prosecco, nebbiolo, sangiovese, pinot grigio, dolcetto, arneis and barbera
Glenrowan Wine Region
Even before Glenrowan was thrust into the annals of folklore by its association with Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly, grapes had been planted at Baileys of Glenrowan, which today remains the largest vineyard in the region. Try to taste the history in the old vine shiraz at Booth’s Taminick Cellars, with the Booth family having owned the winery since the beginning of last century.
Celebrate the wine region’s history at fun-filled events like Trails, Tastings and Tales over the Queen’s Birthday weekend and October’s Winemaker’s Weekend.
Rutherglen wine region
Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen, home to over twenty wineries, ranging from household names to boutique operations. Get acquainted with the signature wines on offer from muscats, tokays and the rich reds – shiraz, durif and cabernet. Meet the fourth and fifth generation winemakers who draw on the family traditions while harnessing modern techniques to keep Rutherglen on the map.
Milawa Wine Region
Live la dolce vita with fine food, wine and accommodation in Milawa and King Valley, one of Australia’s oldest gourmet regions and Victoria’s breadbasket. Grab a glass of prosecco and look out over the lush valley slopes lined with grape vines, a place where the Italian migrant history complements the region’s natural beauty