Weekend Fit For a King, 2017

May 24, 2017 | Eat and Drink, Events, King Valley

This Queen’s Birthday weekend – taste, explore and feast… like a King!

Across the King Valley’s Weekend Fit for a King festival, the winemaking families of the region open brand new release wines for festival-goers to taste, including the Italian varietals they are known for – Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. At cellar door the winemakers will guide you through what makes this region so unique. A tip – it’s partly about soil, climate and location, and partly about that Italian spirit!

Wines of the King Valley Executive Officer Alison Lloyd says her big tip for the weekend is to allow two days to get around all venues.

“With all tickets valid for two days, you’ve got time to spread things out and see everything,” she says.

“Weekend Fit for a King is one of those gorgeous mid-winter things that you do, with the sun on your back, surrounded by family and friends while the kids run around and have fun.”

Alison says that to accompany the King Valley region wine, you’ll find authentic, homemade dishes created from family recipes including delicious gnocchi and lasagne.

“Think farm-made sausages, warming stews, a feast of pasta and pizza, and cannoli from the old country. This is rustic cuisine, made to be eaten with friends, family and wine,” she says.

Participating wineries from throughout the King Valley Wine region include Brown Brothers, Chrismont, Dal Zotto, Darling Estate, Francesco, La Cantina, Merkel, Pizzini, Politini, Sam Miranda and Symphonia.

Entry to the festival is $25, which includes a souvenir tasting glass. Children play free. Book tickets online in advance via this link.

Nominated drivers receive a reusable coffee cup with complimentary coffee across the two day period.

Weekend Fit for a King 2017 – Essentials

King Valley is a comfortable 3 hour journey by car from Melbourne, or 4 hours from Canberra. Albury Airport facilitates daily flights between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. Wangaratta railway station is on the main Sydney-Melbourne rail link.

NorthEast Coachlines offer tours of the festival, with pickups in Wangaratta, Beechworth, Milawa & Albury/Wodonga. Book a coach tour here »

For more information about getting here, www.visitkingvalley.com.au