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Field to fork

  “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti” – so said Sophia Loren as she slurped her beloved pasta. The slippery strands, combined with the fresh taste of the sea,…

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Cows at Milawa Organic Beef

Where good food comes from

  Aimee Chan takes a road trip around Milawa to find wine, cheese, meat and fresh produce to take home as a souvenir of her King Valley visit. Why did…

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100 years in the King Valley

  Through generations and waves of change, the family behind Darling Estate wines has seen a lot in a century of life and agriculture in the King Valley. John Darling reflects…

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Celebrating the Sangiovese Project

King Valley grape growers and winemakers have celebrated the conclusion of The Sangiovese Project, a five-year research project on one of the region’s flagship varietals. “We’re really lucky to have had five…

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Arneis

  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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dal Zotto, King Valley

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!”…

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