Typo Station strikes a wonderful balance between entertainment and relaxation allowing visitors to experience life tucked away within an authentic, yet sympathetically renovated High Country homestead. Within easy reach of The Alpine National Park, with it’s rivers and lakes, waterfalls, forests and Bushranger lookouts and hideouts, Typo Station is also just minutes away from one of Victoria’s most celebrated wine regions: the King Valley. While the list below is certainly the tip of the iceberg , we do recommended the following:
German chef Ben Bergmann of Whitfield’s Mountain View Hotel trained in some of the finest kitchens in Europe, however decided upon a new life in the King Valley, lured by the outstanding array of local produce and an opportunity to craft one of Australia’s best regional dining establishments. His talent is immense, the food and wine superb, the room decor and setting is luxurious; bookings are recommended.
Chrismont Wines’s sleek new King Valley cellar door is an architectural icon featuring clean, long horizontal lines and stainless steel nautical elements. There’s a sea below of lush grape vines and indoors, Italian varietal wines are matched to the best in homemade Sicilian fare. There’s also a produce store with sott’olio – vegetables preserved under olive oil, Italian nougat, crostoli, cherries in syrup and almond biscotti. What’s not to love?
Paradise Falls is located within the Alpine National park just a short drive from Typo Station. A medium-grade walk of 500 metres takes visitors to the base of the falls that stream over a cavernous overhang that’s embedded with millions of marine rocks. The surrounding forest of tree ferns and peppermint gums is particularly fragrant in wet weather. In such conditions the leaf foliage becomes deep in colour, great for photography.
Inspired by a childhood growing up in the town of Valdobbiadene, the birthplace of prosecco, Otto Dal Zotto was the first to plant prosecco vines in the King Valley and the family released their first commercial product in 2010. This fresh, crisp delightfully fragrant sparkling wine is now out-selling Champagne in Australia. Since Otto’s first planting, four other King Valley winemakers have followed suit and now have joined forces to create an exciting food and wine trail especially for lovers of the sparkling Italian white.
Pizzini wines are well known in Australia for producing an outstanding range of sangiovese and nebbiolo Italian varietal wines. But the the real fun begins with Katrina Pizzini’s A Tavola! cooking school, where Katrina’s hands on classes will leave you feeling relaxed, empowered and inspired. The kitchen is equipped for up to ten participants in each class. Each class runs for approximately four hours. Bookings required.
Chef Mark Mason heads up the team at the Dal Zotto Trattoria. This is the Whitfield vineyard and winery owned by the Italian immigrant Dal Zotto family, famous for their prosecco and their fun. The family trattoria overlooks the vineyard on the King River flats. The pizza menu at the trattoria offers a dozen different pizzas, from margherita to garlic and rosemary oil with caramelised onion, pumpkin and slices of taleggio cheese. At the cellar door, tastings are free and start with prosecco.
Need to sleep a large group? For example: a wedding party, activity group or similar? Typo Station boasts additional cabin accommodation which is situated near the Homestead. It consists of four cabins that can sleep an additional 20 people in comfortable bunk-style accommodation. For more information and booking terms and rates, visit our terms and conditions page.
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