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Food & wine

High Country

  • Ciccone Estate Wines, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Submit to the riches of the High Country, where internationally lauded wines flow freely and innovative chefs change their menus with the seasons. Enjoy warm welcomes at Alpine villages, wander through cool climate vineyards and sample fresh produce such as handmade cheese, butter and chocolate.

Wine and food to match
Visit wineries throughout the High Country's eight diverse wine regions and sample a range of varietals from prosecco and chardonnay to shiraz and muscat.

Make time for a special afternoon in the renowned vineyards at Rutherglen. Sample 100 years of muscat-making tradition and see where local winemakers are producing world-beating fortified wines.

Knock on a King Valley cellar door, where dynamic vintners in family wineries set trends with Italian varietals. Match prosecco, nebbiolo or sangiovese with rustic Italian cuisine made by enthusiastic, entrepreneurial families.

Local delights on a plate
Fresh cheeses, meat, fish and olives are plentiful, particularly in Milawa, the regional breadbasket. Let well-known chefs find groundbreaking ways to deliver local produce to your plate. Simone's of Bright and Beechworth's two-hatted Provenance lead the fine dining charge, and atmospheric cafes and convivial country pubs thrive in every village.