Cellar doors open
Cellar door tastings (plus Queens Birthday Weekend activities)
The Queen's Birthday Weekend is normally a time when our whole region combines under the Wines of the King Valley banner and runs a regional event, Weekend Fit For A King. Last year, in 2020, we were unable to do this with the COVID-19 travel and event restrictions. This year, in 2021, we are taking a cautious approach and easing back into it by encouraging all of our wineries to run their own experiences over the weekend. The Melbourne lockdown has even further curtailed our activities. There will be no formal region-wide ticket with a wine glass to use everywhere. The concept of our visitors using one glass, while traveling across the entire region raises too many health concerns to make it worth considering at this stage.
So, each winery will run their own activities over the Queen's Birthday Weekend...delicious food and wine tastings...it will all be here to enjoy as always. All wineries will continue to follow COVID-19 health protocols...please support them in this for your own safety and that of others.
As we have the information to hand, we will add details to each winery's section below. Also please check their individual websites and social media for latest news...
Brown Brothers cellar door offers seated wine tasting 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm 7 days a week. Bookings essential via the website. Self-guided Wine Flights are also available 7 days week, no bookings required, however capacity limits do apply.
Wine sales are available for takeaway 9am – 5pm 7 days a week, no bookings required.
Brown Brothers Restaurant is open for lunch 5 days a week Thursday – Monday. Showcasing freshly picked produce from our kitchen garden and pantry preserves, accompanied by premium local suppliers and sustainably sourced native produce, meats, and seafood.
The seasonal menu caters for light lunches, shared feasts with friends and family, or a 5-course wine and food experience.
Full table service either inside or outside, bookings are essential as tables are in high demand.
All Winery Experiences are available for booking via the website.
- Wine and Food Adventure
- Prosecco Brunch
- The Slow Lunch
- Wine Blending
- Lunch in the Prosecco Lounge
Dal Zotto Wines
Dal Zotto Wines offers seated $10 guided wine tastings on the hour, 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm.
Immerse yourself in Dal Zotto Wines by booking a $10 guided wine tasting experience in our Cellar Door, where our knowledgeable and fun cellar door team will take you on a journey through our range of wines. Every wine tasting journey starts with Australia's First Prosecco, from there we will help guide you through our range, with our knowledge and experience, so you can choose another 6 varieties to immerse yourself in.
Tasting bookings www.dalzotto.com.au/cellar-door
Takeaway bottle sales (without tasting) are available 7 days, 10am-5pm, without a booking.
The Trattoria is open for lunch Thursday to Sunday, and dinner on Friday nights.
Trattoria bookings are highly recommended, via the website.
Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, we have cancelled our planned additional activities for the Queen's Birthday Weekend.
Darling Estate is open for tastings and wine sales;
Come and join us at Darling Estate this June long weekend to enjoy our small batch, barrel aged wines. As a special treat we will be sharing some limited aged wines up to 20 years old.
Grab a gourmet, home made Italian sausage and a glass of Nebbiolo to savour around one of the firepits while you take in the vista of the vineyard and mountains beyond.
Purchase a premium Darling Estate wine glass for $20 for your tasting or simply pay $10 to taste.
Looking forward to seeing you for a fun and relaxed day around the fire chatting and laughing with friends.
King River Estate
King River Estate will be open from 10:30am daily from Thursday 10 June until 5.00pm Monday 14 June.
12 & 13 June we will be offering live music with the talented Jack Lyall, JB’s woodfired pizza, Susan’s home-made dumplings and Milawa Cheese platters.
Entry fee of $15.00 per person (adults) – Children (0-17) free of charge.
On arrival each paid adult will be given a souvenir King River Estate branded wine glass and the first glass of wine will be on the house (limited selection).
Limited “try before you buy” tastings available for wine to accompany your lunch.
3 sessions available for purchase each day on Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am to 1:00pm, 1:00pm to 3:00pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Booking Essential for Saturday and Sunday. Book via link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/queens-birthday-live-music-on-the-lawn-tickets-154654974191 for Saturday and Sunday event.
All other days no charge, however guests can call 0448866737 or 0422288871 to reserve a tasting or email us on [email protected] advising numbers of people, date and time. Bookings for Saturday and Sunday not accepted using this forum and can only be confirmed by the link above
La Cantina King Valley
Join the Corsini family at La Cantina King Valley this June long weekend as part of the Weekend Fit For a King Festivities in the beautiful King Valley.
Come and visit us at our classic Tuscan style cellar door. Here you can taste our vast range of no preservative added wines, including many Italian varietals and our award winning 2018 Saperavi. Enjoy delicious home-made Italian food, following Nonna’s secret recipes, live music by Leticia Box-Corsini, Bruno playing the piano accordion, and a market brimming with homemade products and local produce.
Bookings are essential and available on our website www.lacantinakingvalley.com.au; tickets to La Cantina King Valley are $10. This includes a La Cantina King Valley wine glass, allowing wine tastings of the full list at our cellar door as well as entry to our gardens to enjoy the live music, fresh produce market and atmosphere! Glasses are refundable ($5 refund), while children under 18 are free.
Wine sales are available online, with free freight for orders of 12 bottles or more.
Pizzini Wines offers seated tastings, coffee & cake plus takeaway wine and produce sales, 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Bookings essential for tastings, via website or phone. Walk ins for takeaway sales welcome.
The Pizzini family-owned Mountain View Hotel is open for lunch and dinner 7 days, bookings essential.
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND - 12 & 13 JUNE 2021
Our Cellar Door will be open for wine tasting experiences over the weekend. Choose from three immersive tasting experiences including a special Celebration of Sangiovese tasting developed especially for the weekend. You can also add a house-made antipasti to your booking.
As spaces are limited, please book your tasting in advance via the link below or by calling 03 5729 8278.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, and in the interest of public health and safety, we have cancelled the extra activities we had planned over the Queen's Birthday Weekend including our Long Lunches. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Sam Miranda of King Valley
Open 7 days - 10am to 5pm
Lunch Available – 11am to 3pm
Bookings are essential
Takeaway bottle sales welcome but no wine tastings available at this time