King Valley Stories

Cellar door tasting tips

Whether you’re new to wine tastings or a long-time aficionado, visiting a winery’s cellar door can be an opportunity to learn about wine and try something new. Darren Vincent, Guest…

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Where good food comes from

Aimee Chan takes a road trip around Milawa to find wine, cheese, meat and fresh produce to take home as a souvenir of her King Valley visit. Why did I…

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100 years in the King Valley

  Through generations and waves of change, the family behind Darling Estate wines has seen a lot in a century of life and agriculture in the King Valley. John Darling reflects…

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Celebrating the Sangiovese Project

King Valley grape growers and winemakers have celebrated the conclusion of The Sangiovese Project, a five-year research project on one of the region’s flagship varietals. “We’re really lucky to have had five…

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Italian style

The King Valley lifestyle is influenced by Italian roots, but grounded in its Australian bush setting. Our winemaking families explain how an Italian style influences their own lives and work…

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The birth of Australian Prosecco

In the mid-1990s, Otto Dal Zotto’s sons asked which wine he really wanted to make next. Otto didn’t hesitate in naming his favourite variety from his youth in Italy: “Prosecco!”…

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Welcoming King River Estate

  We’re thrilled to welcome King River Estate to the Wines of the King Valley community. The calm exterior of King River Estate, overlooking the stunning King River in Edi,…

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The Sangiovese Project

It’s no accident that the King Valley is the king of Sangiovese. That beautiful glass of wine in your hand is the result of extensive research into the variety: The…

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Food, wine and family

  We take a peek behind the cellar doors, into the King Valley winemaking families’ feasts.   “It’s a vibrant, happy environment” Lidia Politini, Politini Wines To us, a feast…

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Wine’s wonder women

A few of the King Valley’s fabulous women visited London for the wine experience of a lifetime.. The Australian Women in Wine Awards is known for gathering some of the…

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