King Valley Adventures

Picnic time

When the sun comes out to play, it’s time to throw down a picnic rug and slow down. We asked three King Valley picnickers to share their best spots for winding down in the great outdoors.   Ceridwen Brown, Milawa Cheese Being out in the beautiful King Valley is wonderful: sit back and have a…

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Cycling the valley

  The Sam Miranda tour is a spring classic that races through the region’s best tracks and scenery. Is this your year to get amongst the action?   Sam Miranda says his love of cycling comes from his obsession with food and wine. “The main reason I cycle is to make room to eat more!”…

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The Sicilian sweet

Brenda and Georgia learn a special skill from Nonna Josie – creating the King of Italian sweets, cannoli. I have always considered myself a bit of a cannoli connoisseur.  You see, growing up with an Italian influence and living in the European heart of Melbourne it was part of our food culture  to experience all…

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The perfect wine road trip

The characters of the King Valley share what they love about road tripping and this special region..   “Coffee and wine are essential” – Christian Dal Zotto, Dal Zotto Wines You have to plan your stops to ensure everyone’s happy on a road trip. You want good coffee, nice food and a couple of cheeky…

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Tasting the sweet life

‘I’d love to say I’m here to improve my wine knowledge, but really, I just want to over-indulge in good food, and spend lazy mornings in bed and afternoons drinking prosecco, that celebratory Italian sparkling wine known for la dolce vita– the sweet life.’   By Kerry van de Jagt for www.traveller.com.au   Here in the…

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A good blend

Local wine-lover, Brenda Pomponio, shares her special King Valley experience, capturing the year that was in her very own wine blend. Lab coats, test tubes, bottles of deep red liquid – the scene was our first clue that blending a great wine variety is one big science experiment. It was my birthday and, to celebrate,…

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The majestic Koombahla

Koombahla by name and magnificent by nature, it doesn’t get any better than sipping under the shade of Australia’s largest brittle gum makes the perfect spot for sipping. At Darling Estate, the specialties are Riesling, Bordeaux variety reds and – surprisingly – a unique tree that stands guard over the vines that grow your tipple.…

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Create your own path

Prosecco is renowned in Italy as the drink for every occasion – fresh, uncomplicated, even joyful sparkling wine. In my circle of friends, it is called upon when we have had a win at work, or a more challenging day with the children. It is equally suited to poached eggs and smoked trout at brunch…

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48 hours in the King Valley

‘When it comes to Italian varietals, I’m like a moth to a flame and the King Valley is my favourite region to burn two days.’   By Charley May for www.vinomofo.com.au   Just 3.5 hours from Melbourne, I’m poppin’ prosecco, learning how to cook like nonna and sippin’ sangiovese over a perfect sunset before camping…

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Catch of the day

As well as being home to some of Australia’s prime viticultural land, the King Valley also boasts some of the country’s best freshwater fishing. Whether you’re a keen angler or just want to cast a line with the kids, the King Valley’s pristine mountain streams, rivers and lakes are a boon for fishermen, offering abundant…

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