Join the wine making families of the King Valley on the June long Weekend - where you too can feast like a King!

Festival Program

Festival tickets cover festivities across all wineries on both Saturday and Sunday as well as the Friday night kick-off at Dal Zotto.

Warm Sicilian hospitality

With stunning views and a relaxed atmosphere, Politini is the perfect spot to spend time with family and friends sampling beautiful wine, whilst enjoying arancini and antipasto, enjoying a fine espresso with homemade sweet treats and our signature cannoli of course!

Solo artist Luke Dewing will entertain with live acoustic covers both days and  promises to be a highlight! Our cellar door team will be on hand offering a special festival wine tasting selection, including several of our limited release wines.

Remember, our bus policy is “strictly by appointment only,” so give us a call at 0427567377 to plan your visit.

For private lunches or inquiries, contact us at the same number or email us at [email protected]. Join us for a taste of Sicily you won’t forget!

Tuscan style with the Corsini family

Come and visit us at our classic Tuscan-style cellar door. Here you can taste our vast range of vegan-friendly and preservative-free wines, including many Italian varietals and our popular Sangiovese Col Fondo, Saperavi and Nonno’s Fortified.

Enjoy delicious homemade Italian food; following Nonna’s secret recipes, live music by Keepsake (Leticia Box Corsini and Mikaylah Rumbelow) plus our popular local produce market.

Plenty of undercover space and heating to keep you warm whatever the weather may be.

Festival times and cellar door await you from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday

Dal Zotto Wines King valley

Kick of Friday night at DZ!

Kick off the King’s Birthday long weekend at Dal Zotto Wines as we celebrate family, and glorious food and wine in the King Valley! 

Join us on Friday night; the bar is open from 5pm to 9pm and we’ll be slinging our popular wood-fired pizzas and Italian-inspired dishes from 5pm to 8.30pm. Bring the family and enjoy the funky beats from Lennon Paul.

Over Saturday and Sunday, our Cellar Door and bar are open from 10am.  Jump into a wine tasting of five thoughtfully selected Dal Zotto wines or simply sit back and savour a glass of something delicious.

Our wood-fired pizzas and Italian-inspired menu (Pasta, Gnocchi, Arrosticini) will be available from 11.30am to 3pm and kids’ activities will kick off from 11am and wrap up at 3pm. Round out the day with some dancing to the local band, The Fresians, who’ll be keeping the crowds moving from 11am to 4pm. 

No matter the weather, we have you covered!

Sangiovese e Salsicce Celebration at Pizzini

Saturday
Feast and sip in the cellar door grounds – use your festival entry to dance to tunes by DJ Elijah, fill your tummy with lunch by Pinchos and taste wine at our tasting bar. Sweet treats and antipasti also available for those wanting a quick bite.
Sangiovese e Salsicce Long Lunch Feast $230pp – feast like a King as you sip or dance away the afternoon at our annual – bookings are essential for this four-course feast – join the waiting list [email protected] 

Sunday
It is all happening on Sunday! Join us in the grounds to dance, sip and feast as we celebrate as a King (or Queen) should! 
There will be lively music for dancing, warming, tummy filling food, wine and cocktails on offer!
Entertainment is by Paris and Co. and Bric a Brac. Both bands will have you tapping your toes or up and dancing from 11-4pm and Pinchos will be serving up mouthwatering Italian meals – think salsicce, gnocchi, lasagne, antipasti and more (food available from 11-3pm).
PLEASE NO BYO FOOD, ALCOHOL OR PETS
Buses by appointment only, please email [email protected]

Great wine and laughter with the Darlings!

Make your way up to Darling Estate Wines during the June long weekend for a signature Darling food and wine experience. Nestled in the garden, right next to the vineyard, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Mount Cobbler while enjoying a relaxed and fun-filled day around the fire, accompanied by soulful music.

Discover a delightful selection of wines to taste, including Aligoté, Garganega, and Gamay. We might even surprise you with something special from our cellar.

Satisfy your cravings with our homemade Italian sausages, served with caramelised onion and rocket — a perfect afternoon snack. If you’re in the mood for a little more, pair it with our delectable polenta chips to create a satisfying lunch.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Darling Estate Wines for a relaxed time filled with great wine and plenty of laughter.

Cheers,
The Darlings

Family fun on the rivers edge

Entertainment – Yes it is winter, but if nice & dry lawn games will be out & we have a small kids corner in the cellar door.

Lunch menu of grazing platters, a variety of delicious soups with local bread to keep all souls warm & everyone’s favourite pulled meat burgers to fill those hunger spots.

New release wine – Growler red blend will be back & some family favourites like Durif & Cab Sauv. Its been awhile but Chenin Blanc is back for the white wine fans. For the sweet wine drinkers Moscato pop!

Back vintage wine – 2018 RG Riesling is out and drinking beautifully ( sadly not the best time of year to enjoy Riesling) BUT us Gehrig’s enjoy it all year round!

Celebrate in style at Browns Brothers

we have curated an impressive lineup of festivities for both Saturday and Sunday. Weekend Fit For a King ticket
holders will be treated to an exclusive ‘Classics Tasting’ at our warm and inviting Milawa Cellar Door, no bookings required!

Indulge in a delectable Set Menu or Slow Lunch experience at our Hatted Restaurant – bookings are essential. Our Bar awaits you from 9am to 4pm, or you can enjoy our tantalizing Snack Menu from 12pm to 3:30pm.

The Cellar Door opens from 9am, for delightful tastings and sales. We highly recommend booking in advance for our Personalized and Premium Tastings.

Come rain or shine, our weekend activities will proceed as planned.

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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

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.

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Getting around

There are lengthy distances between many of our wineries. We recommend planning your itinerary in advance and carpooling with a group of friends.

Local operators offer shuttle services, public tours and private hire for our festivals. Search for North East Coachlines, Warrawee Busline and King Valley Winery Tours.

Something else?

If you have a question about planning your itinerary, distances between wineries or anything else, please get in touch via the 'Send us a message' button at the bottom of this screen - we would be delighted to help.

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