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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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King Valley Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo in focus

  Are you ready for a romance of Italian proportion? Nebbiolo, known as Italy’s most revered grape, is often described as vibrant, sensitive and tantalising. It’s finicky about where it grows and it’s notoriously tricky to make, but in the glass you’ll discover a red you won’t forget.   Fred Pizzini, Pizzini Wines Back in…

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King Valley Winemaking Families Feast

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…

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Cannoli at Politini Wines

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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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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