Whether you’re on the way to the snow or just looking for a fantastic place to spend a gourmet weekend, the King Valley should be on your radar. A three-hour drive from Melbourne, the King Valley is a great self-drive destination – especially if you’re into award-winning wineries, food and cheese. If you’re a fan of prosecco head to Pizzini Wines and Chrismont or head to one of the country’s oldest and most loved wineries, Brown Brothers. Then, it’s cheese time. Milawa Cheese Company makes some incredible cheese, including a whole range of cow and goat cheeses that run the gamut from smooth and creamy to sharp and crumbly to gooey and funky. Plus… free tastings! Stay overnight at the beautiful Lindenwarrah hotel, which is located in a prime position to visit all the gourmet delights of Milawa and the surrounding valley.