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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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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…

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Pick me, pick me!

  ‘Tis the season to pick the best from your garden, to share it with your friends and family – accompanied by a glass of Prosecco, of course.   Prosecco-battered zucchini flowers   Ingredients Serves 5   10 zucchini flowers Bocconcini (buffalo mozzarella balls) 2 egg whites 1 cup self-raising flour 350ml Dal Zotto Pink…

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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…

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Pinot Grigio

Here in the King Valley, we make a bellissimo Pinot Grigio Wondering about the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Both are made from the same grape, with different winemaking styles from two wine-loving cultures: Gris is French, while Grigio is Italian and very popular in the King Valley..   Peter Corsini, grape-grower at…

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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   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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