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

Taste alongside 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 the richness of our 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.

Feast in authentic 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.

Festival tickets $25pp

Festival ticket includes either a souvenir tasting glass and wine tastings at all cellar doors, or a reusable coffee cup and complimentary coffee. Decide on the day, depending who's driving. Children play free!

Purchase festival tickets here »

Don't want to drive?

NorthEast Coachlines offer tours of the festival, with pickups in Wangaratta, Beechworth, Milawa & Albury/Wodonga.

Book a coach tour here »

Add some art to your experience

Attend the Gala Opening of the King Valley Art Show, or drop in throughout the weekend to browse or buy works by local artists.

Explore the art show program »

Planning your trip

Each of our participating wineries offers complimentary wine tastings or coffee to festival ticketholders, and a range of food options to match. Many wineries provide live music, entertainment or children's activities, as well as special events such as wine masterclasses or cooking demonstrations.

You may choose to drive responsibly between our participating wineries,  or take a tour with NorthEast Coachlines. Visitors are also welcome to hire your own bus, but please do check that the wineries you plan to visit accept buses.

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Participating wineries

Click through to read more about our participating wineries.

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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.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a festival ticket if I'm not drinking?

Yes, please. The festival tickets cover the entertainment and infrastructure necessary to run the event and the continuing promotion of our region. If you're not drinking wine this weekend, we are pleased to offer you a reusable coffee cup instead of a souvenir wine glass. Pick this up from any participating winery on the day, and grab a complimentary coffee, too.

Will there be buses running?

Tours are offered by NorthEast Coachlines across the festival weekend - book a coach tour here. If you choose to organise your own small bus, please check with the wineries you intend to visit.

Are children welcome?

Absolutely! Please leave your pets at home, however.

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