Queen's Birthday Weekend

Saturday 9 + Sunday 10 June 2018

Taste, explore and feast... like a King!

The Queen's Birthday Weekend is the perfect time to visit the King Valley. Winemaking families of the region open their cellar doors for a celebration of the season – think open fires, warming winter reds, feasts of pizza, pasta and porchetta. There’s live music, markets of local produce and handmade goods and long walks to be taken in the crisp, cool air.


Taste with the winemaker

Be the first to taste new-release wines, and talk to the winemaker about this year’s vintage. They may even pull out a special wine they’ve been keeping for an occasion like this.

Explore our rich region

Grab a picnic basket and make your way around our farmgates to explore what we produce. Bring walking shoes to venture to a lookout and take in the exquisite valley and mountain views of Victoria's High Country.

Feast in Italian style

From tasting plates of local produce, to family-favourite recipes, long degustation dinners and indulgent desserts, there are plenty of options to match to a glass - or bottle - of King Valley wine.

Visit the cellar doors of the King Valley

All the cellar doors of the King Valley are open on the Queen's Birthday weekend. Entry fees and group booking policies apply at some venues. Please drive responsibly, and check with wineries if you plan to visit in a bus.

View wineries on map »

Getting here

The Hume Freeway, the Maroondah and Midland Highways, and the Great Alpine Road feed into the region – the journey from Melbourne is a comfortable 3 hours, or 4 hours from Canberra. All roads leading to the region are sealed, and offer spectacular views.

Albury Airport facilitates daily flights between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, operated by Qantas Link, REX, Virgin Airlines and JETGO. All major rental car agencies are based at the airport. Wangaratta railway station is on the main Sydney-Melbourne rail link.

Staying here

For details of accommodation in the area, visit www.visitkingvalley.com.au or contact Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre on FREECALL 1800 801 065.

Crop map

Have you got a question for us?

Send us a message