A feast for all the senses!

The King Valley lays on a feast of things to see, taste and do over the Queen’s Birthday weekend.


Food + Wine Festival

Join the winemaking families of the King Valley to taste new and museum release wines, feast on local produce and hearty family recipes.

King Valley Balloon Festival

A mass of hot air balloons floats over the valley each morning, and on Saturday evening they light up the sky in tune to music.

King Valley Art Show

This prestigious art show attracts artists from near and far to participate in this creative community.

Food + Wine Festival tickets $25pp. Children play free!

Festival tickets include access to participating wineries, free tastings, festival menus, entertainment, and either a  tasting glass (drinkers) or reusable coffee cup (non-drinkers) to take home.

All revenue from ticket sales is invested into growing and developing the King Valley wine region.


Please note: tickets to Brown Brothers Night Glow ($20pp) and entry to King Valley Art Show ($3pp) sold separately.

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

If you'd like to stay in the valley, look for accomodation in Milawa, Oxley, Moyhu, Myrrhee, King Valley, Whitfield or Cheshunt.

Check out local options


Or, if you'd like to explore one of the other beautiful towns of the High Country when you visit, try Wangaratta, Albury, Wodonga, Beechworth, Bright, Myrtleford or Porepunkah.

Look further afield


Participating Wineries


King River Estate

3556 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, Edi VIC, Australia

Pizzini Wines

175 King Valley Road, Whitfield VIC, Australia

Darling Estate

94 Whitty Lane Whitfield Victoria

La Cantina King Valley

54 Honeys Lane, King Valley, Victoria

Dal Zotto Wines

4861 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, Whitfield

Brown Brothers

244 Milawa Bobbinawarrah Rd, Milawa

Politini Wines

65 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt


251 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt

Sam Miranda

1000 Snow Road, Oxley, Victoria, Australia