Home to some of the highest vineyards in the country, this area is renowned for its Italian-style wines such as pinot grigio and sangiovese. In fact, with so many family-run wineries making their own fizz here, the route is often referred to as the 'Prosecco Road'. Start at Dal Zotto, the first prosecco producers in the area, before expanding your Italian education with a pasta-making masterclass at Pizzini’s cellar door, stocking up on Sicilian cannoli at Politini and then feasting at Chrismont’s restaurant and larder, where regional Italian dishes are served each weekend. Situated about 280 kilometres from Melbourne, the most scenic way to reach this area is via the stunning Mansfield-Whitfield Road, which leads to the Victorian Alps. In between tastings, stop off at the summit of Mount Glenrowan to soak up the scenery and come face-to-face with Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most infamous historical figures, as this charming town was the site of his renowned ‘last stand’ in 1880.