Food & Wine in the Valley
A culinary adventure...
Milawa and Oxley are the centre of the Milawa Gourmet Region, where you can enjoy a bustling cafe and restaurant culture, and meet producers of speciality cheese, mustard, bread, olives, berries and honey, as well as james, pickles and preserves. Wander from cellar door to farmgate providore by car or Pedal to Produce on your bike. Not far down the road you will find rolling hills, colourful characters and wines with flavour and style, wrapped up in the glorious Italian warmth and generosity of the King Valley.
Boasting some of the highest altitude vineyards in Australia, the King Valley is regarded for its cool climate wines and european style varietals. The Valley is remarkable for its imaginative use of 'alternative' grape varieties. Many cellar doors are open seven days in the King Valley, some having their own restaurants with distinct Italian flavour. Soak up generous hospitality, warming food and new release innovative wines.
A destination overflowing with abundant fresh produce, it's no surprise that many wineries also offer up dining experiences alongside their cellar doors. A few top places we recommend include:
The King Valley is home to a number of wineries and vineyards from the lower reaches of the Milawa Gourmet Region to the upper King Valley. Be sure to put aside your day, as there are so many locals to meet, winemakers to talk with and interesting varietals to discover. Start to plan your ultimate winery escape today!
La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival
Celebrate the sweet life with the winemaking families of the King Valley at the annual La Dolce Vita wine and food festival in November. Renowned for Nonna Josie's sweet dolce platters, Politini is one of the most popular places to experience the flavours of this festival, all the while listing to Salvatore Politini playing his piano accordion. www.winesofthekingvalley.com.au
The King Valley and Milawa Gourmet Region are a must-do for foodies and wine lovers!