Welcome to King Valley
From Melbourne, turning east off the Hume Hwy near Wangaratta and onto the Snow Rd brings you to the King Valley, a prosperous cool-climate wine region and an important gourmet-food area. The valley extends south along the King River, through the tiny towns of Moyhu, Whitfield and Cheshunt, with a sprinkling of 20 or so wineries noted for Italian varietals and cool-climate wines such as sangiovese, barbera, prosecco and pinot grigio. The area used to be a tobacco-growing region until legislation closed down the industry, at which time many farmers turned to wine instead. Check out www.winesofthekingvalley.com.au.