King Valley Stories

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 within the King Valley.   “A sense of style is in our blood” Lidia Politini, Politini Wines An Italian sense of style influences so many…

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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!” And so Prosecco in Australia was born. It’s evolved into a story so big that it’s changed the King Valley in more ways than one.…

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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, gives little clue that, behind the scenes, lots of exciting action has been taking place. The winery—which was established in 1990—is under new ownership and…

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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 Sangiovese Project, a wine region initiative that keeps grape growers and winemakers at the top of their game. This is what goes on behind 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 means love and family. When our family gets together in the King Valley for the weekend, we’re all in the kitchen, putting together the finishing…

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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 industry’s most inspiring ladies. This year they took the awards ceremony outside Australia for the first time, into the bright lights of London. And, while…

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Down by the water

Lake William Hovell is a favourite among locals and visitors, and it’s easy to see why. The lake sits among the mountains of the upper King River, with views and fun aplenty. Here are some of the activities to try your hand at.   Kayaking and paddle boarding Easy paddling on a lake as smooth…

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Make yourself at home

Whether you’re planning a long winery road trip, or a quick immersion in La Dolce Vita, we’ve lined up a selection of charming accommodation choices for you.   Casolare at Politini Wines Casolare might mean ‘little house in the country’, but throw open the double doors to find that the soul of this place is…

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New tastes of the season

It’s the time of year that new life abounds, and in the King Valley this means new wine releases and new restaurant menu offerings. Here are this year’s spring sensations.   Mountain View Hotel: new Italian-inspired menu This season’s menu at the Mountain View Hotel is something to write home about. “Our new head chef,…

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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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