Wangaratta is a central hub to the surrounding food and wine regions making it the perfect place to base yourself for that ultimate foodie getaway. Day trips are easily coordinated via one of our tour operators or alternatively you can self drive. With cooking schools, wineries with restaurants, road side produce stalls to discover and many highlight stops such as the Milawa Cheese Factory
and Brown Brothers of Milawa
- you are spoilt for choice, and all just a short drive from Wangaratta CBD.
The Glenrowan Wine Region
Around the time Ned Kelly was on the way to becoming infamous in the Glenrowan region
, folklore has it that he was assisting the Bailey
family to plant their first grapevines as a fencing contractor. The ensuing 130 years of wine growing have established the reputation of Glenrowan for full-bodied reds, particularly shiraz, fragrant whites and deliciously renowned fortified wines. Explore the long and rich wine making history, visit the welcoming cellardoors and enjoy a leisurely weekend lunch at select wineries. A new addition to the culinary scene is Black Dog Brewery
, hand crafted with premium malted barley, hops and pure Warby Range water. James Booth, of Booth's Taminick Cellars
, is a fun loving, young character. Well worth stopping by to have a yarn with him and taste his speciality brews.
The King Valley
This picturesque valley is home to some of Australia’s favourite wineries and producers, including Pizzini Wines
and Dal Zotto Wines
, recently featured on MasterChef Australia. From artisan farmers markets and local cheese makers in the Milawa
Gourmet Region to luxury accommodation and gourmet dining, discover why this region is renowned for its warm hospitality and memorable food and wine experiences. The King Valley
has grown to become the premier Italian varietal wine producing region in Australia. Enjoy a relaxed conversation with the winemaker as you experience our renowned wine styles of Prosecco, Pinot Griggio, Sangiovese and Barbera.
The Beechworth Wine Region
Relax at Indigo Vineyard's rustic cellar door and enjoy 'the ultimate taste experience', pinot master classes, live music on weekends, art exhibitions and more. Or, drive a little further along to Amulet Vineyard and Beechworth Cider. Relax and taste the range of Italian and French varieties as well as local cider at the modern cellar door with panoramic views of the beautiful hills.