Victoria – King Valley – Travel the new Prosecco Road

Discover an Italian-Australian sparkling white

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Brown Brothers, Milawa

Brown Brothers, Milawa

Dal Zotto Estate Wines, King Valley
Pizzini Wines, King Valley
Chrismont, King Valley – Arnie Pizzini and Warren Proft

 

Tourism Victoria has launched King Valley Prosecco Road, a new food and wine trail designed to help visitors discover the simple pleasures of prosecco in the King Valley of North East Victoria.

Laying claim to their title as the largest producer of prosecco in the country, Prosecco Road illustrates the King Valley’s position as the very first in Australia to commercially grow and produce prosecco*.

A showcase for locally grown prosecco, King Valley Prosecco Road was developed by the winemaking families of Brown Brothers, Chrismont, Ciccone, Dal Zotto, Pizzini and Sam Miranda as a way of giving visitors a range of authentic prosecco experiences in the region.

This unique trail – from Milawa to Cheshunt – highlights the finest examples of prosecco in the country and allows visitors to choose how they experience Australia’s newest wine trail.

All six wineries offer intimate food and wine experiences with each stop including a taste of locally grown King Valley prosecco. Reflecting the Italian spirit of the region, the experiences are grouped under the headings of Salute, Buon Appetito and Buona Notte and cover everything from aperitifs and cocktails, to dining experiences and accommodation.

For example visitors can enjoy a tour of the Chrismont vineyard and sign up for a ‘Prosecco Masterclass’; compare two styles of prosecco: at Brown Brothers while eating a picnic of house-made charcuterie on the lawn, and savour prosecco with chocolate fondue at the charming Ciccone estate.

Over at Dal Zotto, a family with a rich Italian heritage, visitors can play a game of bocce with a glass of prosecco in hand, while at the new Pizzini cellar door you can sample a range of delicious foods made using prosecco including Rocky Prosecco Road.

At Sam Miranda’s cellar door, visitors can enjoy a tasting plate by the fire with carefully matched prosecco, while at The Mountain View Hotel guests can enjoy Prosecco and Oyster Hour every Wednesday to Saturday between 6-7pm.

The Dal Zotto family pioneered the production of prosecco in Australia and since Otto Dal Zotto planted his first cuttings in 2000, the enjoyment of prosecco in Australia has grown exponentially. Now visitors to the region can learn more about this fabulous easy-to-drink alternative to French-style sparkling wine and discover the simple pleasures of Victoria’s King Valley.

The King Valley is located in North East Victoria, a region renowned for its unique food and wine offering. The region is also home to the villages of Beechworth, Bright and Rutherglen, where internationally lauded wines complement innovative meals, fresh produce and warm local winemakers and hoteliers.

 

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* Ed: Prosecco is a sparkling Italian white wine, generally dry or extra dry, made from the glera (prosecco) grape and served chilled, much like Champagne. It is usually low in alcohol (around 11-12%)

 

Video:
Listen to Otto Dal Zotto explain the story of King Valley Prosecco Road and how he first came to plant prosecco.

Regions

  • Beechworth (VIC)
  • King Valley including Milawa (VIC)
  • Rutherglen (VIC)

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