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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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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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