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Weekend Fit For A King – June 8th and 9th

Weekend Fit For A King – June 8th and 9th

Salami Season kicks off in style over the weekend with Salami Making Classes, our L’Immigrante Lunch and Pizza, Pasta & Prosecco all weekend!

Free tastings of our range of Italian style wines, including new release wines

Live music from Cam Tapp on Saturday and local duo Moz and India on Sunday as well as kids entertainment all weekend.

Saturday: Tutti A Tavola – L’Immigrante Lunch in the Trattoria
$150 per person – Bookings Essential
Michael and Christian Dal Zotto will take you on a journey through the winery’s L’Immigrante collection, the pinnacle of our range.
Hear Michael give insight into the 2019 vintage and what it is that makes these wines so revered.
All wines will be matched to a specially created 6 course menu by Head Chef Nikki Kennedy. This is truely an event not to be missed.

Sunday: Make Your Own Salami Classes
$90 per person – Bookings Essential
Join us for a 2 hour interactive salami masterclass with James Mele of The Meat Room, one of Australia’s finest artisan butchers.
Includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and pizza to share.
2 sessions:
– Morning: 10:30am arrival for an 11:00am start
– Afternoon: 2:00pm arrival for a 2:30pm start

Phone 0357 298 321 to book for Saturday lunch or Sunday Salami classes or for more details.

Hot Air Balloon display 4pm Sunday

Prepay $25 tickets for Weekend Fit For A King and further information:

Feast High Country – Saturday 11th May – 11:00am – 2:30pm

Join Christian Dal Zotto and champion mixologist Tim Dundon for a hands on cocktail making session set to have you shaking, making and pouring cocktails like a pro, all with the not-so-secret-ingredient, Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco.
Throughout the day you’ll also enjoy a delicious seasonal, matched cicchetti lunch and walk away with the Dal Zotto mantra humming in your head as you plan your next cocktail party – “always start your night with a prosecco”.
The low down: Includes a glass of Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco on arrival, three cocktails (made by you) to enjoy throughout a cicchetti lunch at Dal Zotto Wine’s Trattoria.

Limited spaces available – Purchase your tickets through the following link.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd

Come along to Dal Zotto Wines in Whitfield this Easter from Saturday 20th April to Monday 22nd April.

Bookings are essential for a la carte in our Trattoria, or just turn up and enjoy a pizza and Prosecco outside from our Prosecco bar.

Spend the day tasting your way through our wine list from our outdoor cellar door or grab a bottle and enjoy the sunshine from one of the many outdoor table settings.

Sunday is a day for the whole family with the Easter Bunny hopping in for a visit around 1pm.

Paris Zachariou will also be performing on Sunday from 12pm until 4pm!

For more information or to book your table call us on

(03) 5729 8321, or email

La Dolce Vita: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2018

La Dolce Vita: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2018

Prosecco – it’s carefree, refreshing and cooling – like a gentle Spring breeze and it’s consumed in nearly every Italian household in Italy. Victoria’s most renowned Italian winemaking family – the Dal Zotto’s – were the first to produce it in our beautiful country. To celebrate this Italian white sparkling variety, its versatility and the warmer weather, the Dal Zotto’s are hosting -Primavera del Prosecco – a weekend of activities for the whole family as part of the La Dolce Vita weekend –Sat 17 and Sun 18 November, 2018.

Visitors are invited to set their own pace over the weekend as they sip on Prosecco cocktails created by mixologist Tim Dundon, graze through a rustic Italian menu prepared by the talented chefs at Dal Zotto’s Trattoria, play a round or two of bocce and take in the stunning vistas that surround Dal Zotto’s property via foot or helicopter! Prosecco may be the hero of the weekend, but rest assured Dal Zotto’s full range of wines will also be available for sampling and purchase over the whole weekend.

Dal Zotto Wines have put together a killer line up of entertainment! Paris Zachariou will be rocking out between 11am and 3:45pm on both days and for those who like to kick on a little longer, DJ Em will be on the decks between 5pm and 8pm on Saturday evening for “Prosecco Nights” to welcome the sun as she sets over the picturesque King Valley – so don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Everyone from the little to the big kids will find something to do at Dal Zotto Primavera del Prosecco from our popular kid’s corner (complete with Jumping castle), face painting, kids craft and Loopy the clown, to our helicopter joy flights. Last but not least, who could forget Otto Dal Zotto’s famous porchetta rolls? Served at 4pm on the Saturday, get in early to make sure you don’t miss out!

For a weekend packed with live music, amazing food and award winning wines, look no further than Dal Zotto Wines.

Purchase your tickets from

Salumi Market: Sunday Oct 7th 9am – 1pm 2018 @ Dal Zotto Wines

Salumi Market: Sunday Oct 7th 9am – 1pm 2018 @ Dal Zotto Wines

We are keeping the salami festivities rolling with a Sunday morning market.

Come down to Dal Zotto Wines to sample and purchase some great local produce. From the artisan cheeses of Milawa Cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables from La Bella Rocca, to handmade pasta from Pasta Adele and ravioli from The Mill Inn.

Choose from pizza, pasta and Prosecco available outside from our Pop-Up Prosecco Bar, or a 2 or 3 course salami inspired lunch hosted in our Trattoria.

No admission fee for the market morning, however bookings are essential for the salami lunch in the Trattoria.

For more information or to book your table for lunch call Dal Zotto Wines on (03) 5729 8321 or email

2018 Victorian Salami Festival: Saturday 6th October 2018

2018 Victorian Salami Festival: Saturday 6th October 2018

The time of the year is upon us once again – Salami Season!

Join Dal Zotto Wines and The Meat Room as they bring you the 2018 Victorian Salami Festival.

The festival will get underway at 11am with a salami making demonstration from James Mele, bespoke butcher from The Meat Room. Throughout the day you will be entertained by live music, have a chance to participate in our charity auction and witness the crowning of Il Salame Perfetto (The Perfect Salami).

Limited tickets available so get in now before they sell out.

Ticket includes event entry, souvenir festival glass, three course lunch and a complimentary glass of Dal Zotto Pink Pucino (for all guests over 18).

Ticket Prices:

Adults $75

Children (8yrs to 12yrs) $25

Children 7yrs and under FREE

Purchase your tickets by calling Dal Zotto Wines on (03) 5729 8321 or email

Proudly sponsored by My Slice of Life, Cleaver Salumi Cabinets and Ducky’s Murdoch Road Butchery.

Father’s Day: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Father’s Day: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Dads rock!

They drive you to the footy, netball and sometimes to dance comps… Some will even stay to watch! So why not show Dad how much he means to you with a trip to Dal Zotto Wines Trattoria and Cellar Door this Father’s Day?

This year, we are offering a special father’s day menu:

2 courses for $45 says “I love you dad!”


3 courses for $60 says “I really love you dad!”


Order form our delicious a la carte menu.

To book your table, please call:

Dal Zotto Wines on (03) 5729 8321 or email

Mothers Day 2018 – May 13th

Come and spoil mum on mother’s day at Dal Zotto Wines’ Trattoria. We have a delicious menu created by new head chef Matthew Borserio to celebrate the day. Bookings are recommended, get in soon it will definitely book out.

($50 for Main and Dessert or $60 for 3 courses)

Includes a glass of Dal Zotto Pink Pucino

Primi Piatti

Balsamic glazed duck breast, thinly sliced with salad of flash fried radicchio, mizuna, fennel and citrus segments, roast sesame dressing. (Gluten Free).

Our house antipasti, San Danielle prosciutto, bresaola, olives, pickled organic garden vegetables, polenta chips, aioli, taleggio and buffalo mozzarella, garlic croutons with white anchovy.

Salad of chargrilled butternut pumpkin, toasted pinenuts, parmesan, pesto with mesculan. (Gluten free, vegetarian, can be vegan).

Caramelized onion tartlet, goat’s cheese, olives, roast beetroot with pea puree and Nebbiolo jus. (Vegetarian).

Secondi Piatti

Our house made gnocchi, mushroom mix of swiss, inoki, porcini, creamy white wine sauce, parmesan tuille.

Grilled Atlantic salmon, roast beetroot croquette, parsnip puree, lemon butter sauce.

Milawa chicken breast, stuffed with sundried tomato, buffalo mozzarella, spinach, crusted with sourdough herb crumb and skordalia mash.

Crispy saffron tempura eggplant wedges, mild spiced cauliflower rizzo, house napolitana, chargrilled lemon cheek, topped with black sesame, fine julienne of shallot, chilli and coriander. (Dairy Free, Vegan).


Affagato – coffee shot, Frangelico liquor, house biscotti, vanilla bean ice cream.

Baked cheese cake, tequila lime syrup, and toasted meringue.

Warm sweet puff pastry, filled with ricotta, raisins, topped with cream, warm honey drizzle and pistachio dust.

Flourless orange almond cake, Grand Marnier glaze, almond tuille.

Bambino $25 (Children under 12 years)

Includes a soft drink or juice


Ham and pineapple pizza.

Fish and chips.

House made gnocchi with bolognaise sauce.


House made ice cream with chocolate sauce.


Dal Zotto Prosecco Festival

November 18th and 19th 2017 Dal Zotto Prosecco Festival as part of

Wines of the King Valley’s – La Dolce Vita Festival

Our Spring Prosecco festival held in conjuction with Wines of the King Valley’s – La Dolce Vita Festival.

Buy your souvenir festival glass from any of the participating King Valley wineries for $25, this gets you in and allows you to taste wine at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.

At Dal Zotto we will be showcasing new release wines, prosecco cocktails by mixologist Tim Dundoon, delicious cicchetti (Italian style tapas), as well as North East Victoria’s best pizzas and gnocchi. At 5pm on Saturday we will be serving Otto’s famous Tuscan pork rolls.

To see the new menu for the Trattoria please click Nov Fest Menu 2017

For our loyal wine club members we will be bringing back our VIP members only lounge where you will be able to relax away from the crowds, have a private wine tasting (bookings essential), and have a few extra culinary delights to choose from.

Live music by Paris Zachariou on both Saturday and Sunday, and on Saturday evening we will have a DJ on the decks for Prosecco nights until 8pm.

As usual we will have loads of kid’s entertainment including a jumping castle, Loopy the Clown will be back to entertain the kids, there will also be face painting and craft activities. We will also have helicopter joy rides on both days where you will get stunning views of this beautiful region.

For winetasting bookings in the members lounge, or more information phone or email David Parfait on 03 57298321

Where: Dal Zotto Wines Main Road Whitfield.

When: Saturday November 18th 2017 10.00am to 8.00pm

Sunday November 19th 2017 10.00am to 5.00pm


Prosecco Road Walks


A chance to take a stunning walk through the wonderful countryside of the King Valley, finishing at one of the oldest and well known wineries: Dal Zotto. The Dal Zotto family is a King Valley institution and were the first in Australia to produce Prosecco. Depending on the date there is either an al fresco lunch prepared by Hedonistic Hiking or lunch in Dal Zotto’s very own Trattoria. All dates will have a private visit to the winery and an opportunity to meet the wine maker.

Hike Dates

10th November 2012
Lunch at Dal Zotto Trattoria

3rd March 2013
Long Lunch at Dal Zotto’s Winery prepared by Otto Dal Zotto & Jackie Parsons


The day starts at the Dal Zotto winery at 10am.

There is a short transfer to the beginning of walk (15 mins) and then we follow a gravel road through native forest. Moving onto smaller tracks we pass evidence of former mining activity before coming out to open countryside. After a short climb we descend into the vineyards of the Dal Zotto estate where we meet a member of their family to talk about the Italian origins of Prosecco and explain how they grow it today in the King Valley. The full walk is 6.8 km.

Lunch is in the winery and depending on the date this will either be in Dal Zotto’s own trattoria or it will be one of Hedonistic Hiking’s famous picnics. Over lunch there is a chance to taste Prosecco and other wines from the Dal Zotto vineyards.

At around 3pm we transfer to the cellar door where the day ends.

More Information

Walking Gear

For helpful hints on what to wear, visit and select Kit List page.


For a list of recommended accommodation in the local area contact Dal Zotto Wines
Telephone 03 5729 8321

  • Cost $165.00 per person

The price includes GST and represents the true cost. No hidden extras.

What’s Included

  • Transfers from King Valley accommodation
  • Guided walk with Hedonistic Hiking
  • Gourmet al fresco lunch at the Dal Zotto Winery created by Dal Zotto’s and Hedonistic Hiking
  • Private tasting at the winery

Prosecco Road Experiences

Every Season
All Year Round

Everyday Prosecco

Prosecco ExperiencesDaily

Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Supper. Prosecco is the kind of drink that is truly appropriate any time of the day. And that’s exactly when they serve it at Dal Zotto. Visit the cellar door at Dal Zotto at any time and you’ll be able to savour two difference styles of prosecco. As the pioneers of this variety in Australia, one of the Dal Zotto clan will be on hand to regale you with prosecco’s history and their deep family connection with this special drop.

  • Cost / Complimentary

Prosecco e Bocce


Ball in one hand; prosecco in the other. It might be some kind of magic, but a game of Bocce is always better with a glass or two of Prosecco. Rustle up some mates, acquire the accoutrements from cellar door (a bottle of Prosecco, glass flutes, the bocce set and the rule book) and assume the position for a game for fun or higher stakes – you choose. Salumi platters also available for purchase by prior arrangements (weekdays).

  • Cost / $7 to $28

Seasonal Prosecco Cocktails


If you haven’t tried Prosecco front and centre in a cocktail, then you, my friend, haven’t lived. From the worlds famous Bellini to the ever popular Prosecco Spritz and some inspired concoctions in between, the Dal Zotto Trattoria serves up Prosecco cocktails that are befitting of the season, often available with a dish comprising seasonal delights and designed to show off the drink just that little bit more.

  • Cost / $12 to $15 per person

A Prosecco For All Courses –
Prosecco Mini Degustation

Lunch – Weekends only

Dal Zotto’s acclaimed Trattoria sources its produce from very nearby, either from Elena’s own kitchen garden or from some of the finest farmers that call Victoria’s north east home. The Prosecco mini degustation menu matches the brilliant versatility of Prosecco with three courses of classically rustic Italian fare featuring the stellar producers on Dal Zotto’s doorstep.

Must be booked 7 days in advance
Telephone 03 5729 8321

  • Cost / $60 to $75 per person

Walk The Prosecco Road –
Walk, Talk and Drink

Saturday 10th November 2012 
Saturday 19th January 2013 
Sunday 3rd March 2013

Join the Dal Zotto’s with Jackie and Mick from Hedonistic Hiking for a guided ramble through the magnificent King Valley. From its early tobacco days to a now thriving grape industry, take in the breathtaking views of the King Valley and listen to Mick as he weaves his vast local regional knowledge into some damn good yarns. Learn the history of Prosecco from its Italian origins to its more recent Aussie sparkle status from winemaker Michael Dal Zotto. As that piques your thirst, head back to the winery for a private tasting with patriarch Otto Dal Zotto followed by a wonderfully rustic lunch from Dal Zotto’s acclaimed Trattoria. Experience includes: bus transfers to hike site, guided hike with Dal Zotto’s and Hedonistic Hiking, private wine tasting and lunch. Contact winery for details or check our website

Bookings Essential
Telephone 03 5729 8321

  • Cost / $140 per person

Prosecco Dolce

Lunch Weekends at Dal Zotto Trattoria

Prosecco’s not just for drinking! Dal Zotto’s Trattoria gets creative with Prosecco but keeps it authentic as it is plied to Italian dessert dishes such as Prosecco Pannacotta or Vanilla Brulee with Peach and Prosecco jelly.

Must be booked 7 days in advance
Telephone 03 5729 8321

  • Cost / $12.50 to $22.50

For more information on the above events
please contact Dal Zotto Wines

Telephone 03 5729 8321

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Primavera del Prosecco

Wrap Up 2012

Spring in the King Valley, for the most, is a pretty peaceful time. But this all changed on the 3rd weekend in November for our annual Primavera del Prosecco Festival. A Prosecco party like no other!  The region went into overdrive like Melbourne on Cup weekend and much like the races (minus the horses) bubbles were the order of the day! With condition’s that can only be described as ‘Prosecco Perfect’. DZ HQ welcomed day-trippers, locals and interstate visitors as well as friends and family for a weekend of festivities that will surely be remembered (by most anyway). This years Prosecco Party had it all. Even a pirate or two!!

The weekend kicked off on the Friday night, with our annual Tutti a Tavola dinner. Dean and the team from Oscar W’s came in to take on Michelle and Anthony from Dal Zotto’s Trattoria in a ‘Murray vs. Mountain’ old school cook-off. The dish of the night is still to be officially decided, but we’re a bit one-eyed so we’d have to say the Londrigan Blonde Eye Fillet was the standout (locally bred by the Andrews family in Tarrawingee and available to purchase at The Everyday Gourmet in Wangaratta – Phone 03 5721 3444. Or go to

Wine of the night – when ever we do a wine dinner anywhere it is always interesting to see what wine will be the crowd favourite. Hoping that it’s a wine we heaps of! (Just kidding).

Usually getting a room full of diners to agree on one wine is not an easy task.

And in the past the cause of much debate or passionate debate. But not this year. This year the wine of the night was the Nebbiolo 2009. Which in recent weeks has collected some amazing results (see news section) and according to our wine maker – Michael will just keep getting better with age. And as with all wines that win these impressive awards stock is very limited so be quick!

Many thanks to Dean and his team for all the help they gave us in preparing for the dinner (and for injecting the kitchen with his cheeky antics). Make sure if you’re ever in Echuca, stop by Oscar W’s, or the soon-to-be-opened American Hotel (which we tip is going to be one of the hottest hotels in Victoria next year) for a quality bite to eat and a drink.

Musos Cam “The Voice” Tapp & Brad “Rumbles” Rumbelow got the crowd up on its feet and dancing away the day as they sipped away on Prosecco Mojito’s and grazed their way though a delicious menu selection. Thanks Cam & Brad!

As the sun started to set behind the King Valley hills, the stage was set for Prosecco Nights 2012 with our favourite DJ – DJ EM! And as usual he did not disappoint! Playing a unique mix of current tracks & old school classics that DJ EM simply calls his ‘Prosecco Nights Cocktail’. There was not a person in the crowd who wasn’t rocking out to his set. Thanks again DJ EM.

But once again the hottest ticket item on the menu and one of the highlights for many a pork fan was our now famous ‘Tuscan Pork Roll’. And Manning the spit for his 3rd consecutive year was Otto. It’s hard to say what Otto loves more about doing this. The cooking, the drinking or the photos taken by adoring pork fans. Perhaps it’s all 3! Either way the Old guy seems to have perfected his technique.

We’d like to send out a huge thank you to all visitors and staff who made this festival one of the best to date.

If you were too busy drinking Prosecco and enjoying the sun like many of us and you did not get a chance to purchase any of the CD’s on sale and you would like to. Email us here at the winery on on the weekend For more information please check out Cam Tapps website – for more info on upcoming gigs. In particular his XMAS Show at The Toff in Melbourne December 16th. Tickets on sale now