New South Wales
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A three hour drive north of Melbourne, discover the King Valley, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt valleys in Australia.
Victoria’s stunning King Valley is located at the foothills of the Alpine National Park, approximately 3 hours North East of Melbourne. The King Valley wine region has become known as Australia’s home of Italian wine varietals, including Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Arneis and Barbera, although King Valley varietals also include premium traditional cool climate wines.
The valley’s continental climate provides warm days and cool nights, influenced by the katabatic breeze that sweeps northward down the valley from the high country. The region takes advantage of a range of microclimates, from the slightly warmer valley floors to the bracingly cool upper slopes, enabling production of a wide range of wine styles.
The valley follows the King River which flows from the mountainous ranges all the way down to the city of Wangaratta.
Tucked in amongst the orchards, olive groves and vineyards, over 50 wineries have opened their doors to offer the region’s famous Pinot Noir, Chardonnays at elegant cellar doors and restaurants serving regional cuisine.
Located on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, the peninsula is also famous for its seaside villages, world-class golf courses, spa retreats and local produce, which you can buy at bustling markets, farm gates, or pick-your-own-produce farms.
The Mornington Peninsula is suited to wine growing for its natural topography and mild climate. Its vines thrive in sheltered undulating valleys surrounded by water on three sides.
The Mornington Peninsula's wineries are relatively small, but the region’s many different sites, soils and climates produce an exotic array of wines - predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Wine, wetlands and wildlife await.
As a region, Nagambie Lakes is known for its picturesque habitats of tall, shady red river gums and tranquil views of the Goulburn River and surrounding wetlands. Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne, it's easily accessible for a day trip, however don't be surprised if you find yourself wishing you had stayed for longer.
A truly relaxing destination visitors can enjoy premium wines, pristine habitat and quaint towns filled with cafes, local produce stores, antique shops and galleries.
The terroir is well suited to viticulture and the Nagambie Lakes region experiences a cooler and more moderate climate than might first be expected, due to the influence of the many Lakes and Lagoons to be found throughout. It is the only Australian wine region, and one of only six worldwide, where the meso-climate is dramatically influenced by inland water mass.