Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Icons of Victoria's High Country

Experience Victoria's High Country

ITINERARY - DAY ONE

2:00PM - STANTON & KILLEEN, MASTER BLENDERS: BLEND YOUR OWN MUSCAT

At Stanton & Killeen, they love sharing their knowledge and passion for this extraordinary wine style. The experience provides the opportunity to learn about the winemaking process of Muscat and then have a go at creating your own unique blend from the different parcels of Muscat selected from the ageing Muscat stocks.

The experience starts with a tour through the original 19th Century winery, where an experienced guide will share knowledge and interesting historical stories about the winery, the seven generations of the Stanton & Killeen family, and the fortified casks that line the tour path. Along the way, you'll sip through the Rutherglen Muscat classification, learning about the different styles and ages of our Rutherglen, Classic, Grand and Rare Muscats. Then you'll put your newfound knowledge to the test and hone your skills in Muscat blending by tasting four different Muscat parcels and testing different ratios before creating your perfect blend.

Finally, when you're happy with your desired blend, they will bottle it for you with a custom label so you can take it home to share with friends and family (or not, if you think it's too good to share).

 

ITINERARY - DAY TWO


Take a short stroll across the road to the beautiful Brown Brothers Milawa to commence your next experience.

9:00AM - BROWN BROTHERS, PROSECCO BRUNCH

Chill out in your very own private Prosecco Lounge as you taste your way through Brown Brothers entire Prosecco range. Indulge in a gourmet spread of freshly baked sweets and pastries, local Milawa cheeses, terrines, and fresh seasonal fruits. Brunch runs from 9 – 11 am, leaving you plenty of time to continue your King Valley Prosecco Road experience.

 

12:30PM - PIZZINI WINES, KING VALLEY ESPERIENZA

Immerse yourself in Pizzini’s light drenched Kiln Tasting Room and discover the family’s winemaking history and the allure of aged wines. Compare new release wines to aged back vintages as you experience firsthand how these wines develop over time, and what influence different sites have on each wine.

After your tasting, select a glass of wine to enjoy with an Italian style grazing platter in the Cellar Door grounds. 

 

ITEMS TO NOTE:

Please note: After your purchase and dates chosen are confirmed with each winery we will email you a confirmation.

Transfers and accommodation not included.

When choosing your commencement date, the experience will be booked on that day and the consecutive day following.

For any questions, please email bookings@ultimatewineryexperiences.com.au






Location

Stanton & Killeen
440 Jacks Rd, Rutherglen VIC 3685

Brown Brothers Milawa
239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678

Pizzini Wines
175 King Valley Rd, Whitfield VIC 3733

When

Daily

Experience commences at 2pm on the date of booking at Stanton & Killeen and continues the following day from 9am to 2:30pm at Brown Brothers and Pizzini Wines

Cost

$350/pp
(Excluding accommodation & transfers)

Includes: Stanton & Killeen Blend your Own Muscat, Brown Brothers Prosecco Brunch and Pizzini Wines King Valley Experienza.





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The land of the Taungurung People, Traditional Owners of the King Valley region.

A three hour drive north of Melbourne, discover the King Valley, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt valleys in Australia.

Victoria’s stunning King Valley is located at the foothills of the Alpine National Park, approximately 3 hours North East of Melbourne. The King Valley wine region has become known as Australia’s home of Italian wine varietals, including Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Arneis and Barbera, although King Valley varietals also include premium traditional cool climate wines.

The valley’s continental climate provides warm days and cool nights, influenced by the katabatic breeze that sweeps northward down the valley from the high country. The region takes advantage of a range of microclimates, from the slightly warmer valley floors to the bracingly cool upper slopes, enabling production of a wide range of wine styles.

The valley follows the King River which flows from the mountainous ranges all the way down to the city of Wangaratta.

HISTORY

Winemaking in the King Valley dates back to the late 19th century with the Brown family planting their first vines in Milawa in 1889.  The prominence of Italian wine varietal production in the King Valley reflects the region's relatively recent history as well as the favourable climate. For many years the area was occupied by numerous tobacco farms and many of the tobacco farmers were of Italian origin. From the late 1970's favourable government policies and subsidies to the tobacco industry were phased out and the tobacco farms have steadily been replaced by vineyards.