King River Estate

Victoria | King Valley

James' Review

First planted in 1990, King River Estate sits alongside the King River in the heart of the King Valley in Victoria's North East. The almost 30-year-old vines produce an array of wines which reflect the character and Italian influence of the region. It came under new ownership in 2018; it is still very much a family-run business, new investment has reinvigorated the winery and the Cellar Door experience. Prosecco made a its debut in 2018, while the Flying Duck range adds some zest to the lineup. Exports to China and Singapore.

About

Located in the picturesque King Valley, King River Estate was established in 1990 when the first vines were planted on the Estate.

The vineyard is on the banks of the King River and located under a small mountain in what is arguably the gateway to the upper King Valley. Using alluvial deposits and being close to the water table, the vines enjoy rich minerals and a good natural water supply, minimising the need to irrigate even during the dryer months.

In the winery we also use minimal intervention in the wine making process such as using wild yeast to assist in a natural fermentation, which allows the wine to show its true personality thus creating a more complex range of wines.

Specialities

Prosecco, vermentino, pinot grigio, chardonnay, sangiovese, merlot, barbera, sagrantino, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, lagrein, saperavi, sangiovese rose.

Cellar Door

Information


Located on the Wangaratta – Whitfield Road in repurposed dairy and tobacco sheds, the King River Estate cellar door offers rustic surroundings on an expansive lawn area that guests are invited to enjoy with a glass or bottle of their preferred wine.

The cellar door team are passionate about the wines, their heritage and provide an experience that is sure to be memorable and with a stunning backdrop and close proximity to the King River will surely add to the “terroir”.

Hours

Open Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays 11am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Details are correct at time of writing

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Details

King River Estate logo
Rating
Winemaker Dennis Clarke
Established 1996
Dozens 2000
Vineyards (area) 13 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Sun & public hols 11-5
Address 3556 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, Wangaratta, Vic 3678
Telephone (03) 5729 3689
Website www.kingriverestate.com.au