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King Valley Wine Region

posted 27 Mar 2012, 18:58 by Kandy Wclub   [ updated 27 Mar 2012, 19:10 ]

King Valley

Including the Alpine Valleys region

Rolling green hills, long valley vistas. Spectacular scenery abounds as you travel into Victoria’s alpine country for the King Valley and Alpine Valleys wine regions as you sit back and relax on a multi-day tour.

Location and drive-time

Located 200 kilometres north east of Melbourne, the King Valley is a 3-hour drive from Melbourne. There is an excellent Freeway and you travel in comfort by Rolls Royce, or another car from our luxury range.

Wine styles

Italian wine making influences this region producing distinctive and interesting wines. The full spectrum of grape varieties, including a number of lesser-known varieties such as Temperanillo, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Sangiovese are grown and blended.

The Alpine Valleys is home to a cluster of wine-makers that produce predominantly fine cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Landscape and climate

The King Valley soils vary considerably but fertile rich red clay loams are widespread.

The landfall varies from flat in the North end of the valley to high altitudes in the South end of the king valley that favour a lighter table wine production.

The picturesque Alpine Valleys region is made up of four valleys all with fertile soils and providing a range of altitudes