King Valley Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the King Valley wine region of Victoria. Use our King Valley region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    36°20’S
  • Altitude:
    155–860 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1350–1580
  • Growing season rainfall:
    640–1410 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    20.8–22°C
  • Harvest:
    Early March to late April
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Mildew

Discover the wine and wineries of the King Valley

Discover the King Valley with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

The King Valley began life as a tobacco- growing region, the rich soils and hard work of the predominantly Italian farmers ensuring a highly profitable business. But times change, and as the tobacco leaf market dwindled away, other crops had to be found. Graziers, too, were looking to diversify, and with crucial encouragement from Brown Brothers in the early 1970s, viticulture was the route chosen by most.

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