With a high of 24 degrees and little chance of rain, it’s no wonder many Australians make the most of the Melbourne Cup holiday by granting themselves a four day weekend, and it’s not always to watch the horses.
November is one of the most beautiful times of year to roam the magnificent King Valley, Prosecco in hand of course, with this year bringing a swag of new experiences in the form of ‘King Valley Prosecco Road’.
Fancy some yoga amongst the vines followed by a Prosecco breakfast? Or for later risers, perhaps a Prosecco brunch of luscious local produce? Glide from winery to winery on an e-bike, learn to pair delicious food with Prosecco, or have it done for you! Finish off your wonderful day under the stars, glamping, or in deluxe accommodation with an Italian feast fit for royalty.
If you’re looking for a different way to spend your Cup weekend, look no further than King Valley Prosecco Road.
King Valley Prosecco Road
Gourmet Accommodation Package
This Prosecco Road experience is all about connection with friends, delicious Italian food and wine, and the gorgeous King Valley, beautifully bookmarked with deluxe accommodation.
Upon your arrival at Casa Luna, you'll be welcomed by your hosts Gwenda and David, who have travelled Italy extensively and pride themselves in their hospitality. With a crisp Prosecco and antipasti platter covered in fresh regional produce, your weekend of feasting, exploring and perhaps even a spot of bocce begins!
Pedal to Prosecco
For those who love to follow their own paths - with ease!
Discover the joy of an e-bike as you travel from cellar door to cellar door, tasting and chatting your way through the King Valley.
Pick your favourite bottle to go with your picnic - packed with local cheese, salumi, bread and Elena’s garden vegetables to enjoy at a local swimming hole or a spectacular lookout.
If there's any room left in the belly, be sure to book in for lunch at Dal Zotto Trattoria - the perfect way to spend your afternoon.
Pop and Fizz Prosecco Food Pairing Class
45 minutes of sensory delight awaits those who choose this Prosecco path!
For palates of all persuasions, this class is sure to give you a myriad of ideas and skills to take into your next hit dinner party.
Held in the Kiln Tasting Room, this event is suited to up to eight people, so gather your friends or prepare to make new ones in this fun, intimate event.
Private Prosecco Brunch
Suited for two to 12 guests, this is the perfect way to start a girls weekend, hens party or 'just because'.
You'll be seated in the private Prosecco lounge to enjoy a scrumptious spread of baked goodies, terrines, Milawa cheeses, seasonal produce and delicious Brown Brothers Prosecco at your own pace.
Afterwards, tour the gorgeous Brown Brothers grounds or move on to your next adventure - Brown Brothers is situated at the very gateway to the King Valley.
Sit riverside and drink in the afternoon sun (and Prosecco) at Rinaldo's Casa Cucina, Wangaratta.
Expect fresh regional produce, fashioned into a delectable Italian platter and paired with a King Valley Prosecco spritz. Chef Adam Pizzini will carefully construct each element on your plate to match seamlessly with your choice of Prosecco.
The perfect way to end the day.
Valley View Glamping
Perfectly located within walking distance of cafes, wineries restaurants and brewery, your stay with Valley View Glamping is bound to be fun-filled.
You'll be greeted on arrival with a bottle of Prosecco, then the King Valley is your oyster! Each day head to the cafe for a hearty breakfast then you're off to explore the valley.
After a long day's adventures you'll be grateful for the luxurious tent, comfy bed and creature comforts that put the glamour in camping.
Yoga in the Vines
What a way to start the day!
An early morning 60 minute yoga class with Jasmine of Valley Soul Yoga is sure to get the blood flowing. Get outside and breathe the fresh King Valley air, hear the local birdsong and smell the sweet Spring aromas of wattle and gum.
You'll then enjoy a fresh, wholesome, vegan-friendly breakfast by the orchard and a crisp glass of Prosecco (for all your hard work!)
Hungry for more?
Billson’s Brewery and Mitta Mitta Brewing Co. have officially joined the High Country Brewery Trail! The newcomers bring fresh, new perspectives on beer, fantastic (and very different) venues and a swag of delicious beers to try. For those with a passion for history, Billson’s will surely satisfy and those interested in finding that ‘taste of place,’ Mitta Mitta is your next stop.
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Check out The Age Good Food Guide 2019 High Country hatted restaurants, sure to dazzle and delight!