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  Arneis has a nickname in Italy: ‘the little rascal’. It’s a rebellious variety, but, under expert supervision, this fresh, approachable wine exudes charm and behaves well with all sorts of food.   Lilian Carter, Symphonia Fine Wines Arneis is quite susceptible to disease in the vineyard, so we have to work hard to get…

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Fresh and colourful

On a warm day spent with friends and family, you’ll want to keep the food simple and flavoursome. This is a meal that’ll impress your guests, especially when it’s served with the perfect King Valley wine.   Thai Salad of Ocean Trout   Sauce 30g palm sugar, roughly chopped 75ml lime juice (2-3 limes) 15g…

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

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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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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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King River Estate Welcome

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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Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley

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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King Valley Sangiovese Project

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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Politini family recipe osso buco

Comfort food

  The fire’s flickering, wine’s on the table and the osso buco is slow cooking. It doesn’t get much better than this. The Politini family share their ultimate, heart warming dinner.   Ingredients: 10 veal shanks (osso buco cut) 1 cup plain flour ¼ cup olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 carrot, roughly chopped…

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