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Pop, Fizz & Sip: 5 Unique Experiences on King Valley’s Prosecco Road

Victoria’s King Valley is famed for fizzy fun along the iconic cellar door stretch known as Prosecco Road – but there’s so much more to the area than wine tastings.

It’s impossible not to feel buoyant with a glass of prosecco in hand – it’s the celebratory drink of choice, after all. The effervescent wine has carved a glittering path through Victoria to some of the best cellar doors in the King Valley region. All year round, fizz fanatics make the prosecco pilgrimage into the rural heart of Victoria’s High Country to sip their way through an impressive list of sparkling wines – but this is more than just your average cellar door tasting.

From bubbly brunches to vineyard yoga and prosecco food-pairing classes, read on to discover five unique experiences along King Valley’s Prosecco Road. Raise a glass, take a sip and let the bubbles lead the way.

Indulge in a private Brown Brothers prosecco brunch

For an impressively Instagrammable afternoon, gather your best friends and make the journey to Milawa’s Brown Brothers, where you’ll find a private Prosecco Lounge nestled among the estate’s stunning grounds. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows frame lush garden views, and delicate floral arrangements and hanging plants set the scene for a private brunch for anywhere between two and 12 guests. Tables are piled with fresh pastries and sweets, local Milawa cheeses with artisan crackers and quince paste, an assortment of housemade savoury items and local, seasonal fruit. The best part? Brown Brothers’ entire prosecco range is yours for the tasting.

Brown Brothers Prosecco Brunch. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.

Downward dog among Dal Zotto’s vines

Align your chakras while tasting some of King Valley’s finest prosecco during a Yoga in the Vines session at Dal Zotto Wines. Surrounded by nothing but fresh air, sun-kissed vines, gumtrees and the distant misty mountains, this is a yoga class worth waking up early for. After 60 minutes of gentle yoga to enrich the mind and body, it’s time to feed the soul with a delicious, wholesome alfresco brunch. A glass of Dal Zotto prosecco will kickstart your day and put a spring in your step (if the yoga didn’t achieve it already, that is).

Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.

Pedal your way to prosecco

Armed with nothing but a map, a picnic basket and an e-bike, set off to explore the Upper King Valley on two wheels. Start at Dal Zotto Wines, where you’ll collect your e-bike and a picnic basket bursting with local cheeses, salami, fresh bread and homegrown vegetables – and a bottle of prosecco, of course. Your final destination will be a Prosecco Road watering hole or viewpoint of your choosing, where you can sit with your picnic and bottle of sparkling. Before you get there, be sure to make the most of the journey with pit stops at King Valley Fine Foods, Chrismont Cellar Door and Paradise Falls.

Image courtesy of Visit Victoria.

Join a prosecco food-pairing class at Pizzini Wines

Who’d have thought a fizzing flute of prosecco would pair so perfectly with a smear of blue cheese on a cracker? Or go so well with your buttery bowl of popcorn during movie night? The family behind Pizzini Wines are in on the secret, and they’re ready to share their knowledge at a fun-filled Pop & Fizz Prosecco Food Pairing Class. Hosted in the historic Kiln Tasting Room, this intimate 45-minute food pairing experience is ideal to enjoy with a group of friends – or a great chance to befriend other prosecco enthusiasts.

Image by Josie Withers. Courtesy of Visit Victoria.

Cheers to aperitivo hour at Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina

Slide into the evening in the best way possible; with aperitivo hour at Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina. This Italian practice is a cultural ritual, meant to jumpstart the appetite before a meal. More importantly, it’s a wonderful way to come together with family and friends. It was exactly this way of thinking that led chef Adam Pizzini to create his prosecco aperitivo hour. Watch the afternoon sun bounce off the beautiful Ovens River while feasting on gourmet snacks like salmon saffron ravioli, burrata with prosciutto and warm arancini. These decadent bites are perfectly accompanied by a selection of King Valley prosecco spritzes.

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A keen traveller and hot choc enthusiast, Felicia is all about getting to the nitty gritty of each destination she visits and discovering its hidden gems (and then running home to write about it).