Victoria’s King Valley is a perfect location for an indulgent weekend escape from the city. Called our nation’s premier Italian varietal wine producing area and for its current history as leaders of Prosecco in Australia, I prefer to describe the King Valley as our own little piece of Italy, in the heart of the Victorian countryside.
The winery is likewise the home of the A Tavola! Cooking School, run by their creator Katrina Pizzini, and the household similarly run the Vineyard Accommodation on the estate and the close-by Mountain View Hotel in Whitfield. I’m anticipating heading back one day to dapple in pasta making class; onto my pail list, it goes.
Found around 3 hours northeast of Melbourne, the King Valley needs to be a pail list area for anybody who considers themselves a food lover or wishes to treat themselves to a relaxing, indulging, excellent High Country experience, far from the pressure of city life.
The very best Wineries in the King Valley
We were welcomed with open arms (and hugs and kisses) by the Dal Zotto household to join them for their Kings and Queens of the Valley Degustation lunch on Sunday. It was no except a food and wine extravaganza, set among a stunning estate, where visitors young and old can feel comfortable among the vineyards and stunning countryside. The lunch showcased 10 excellent meals, matched with 10 of Dal Zotto’s a lot of desired wines– favorites of mine consisted of the Adele Capelli D’Angelo pasta, and the Dal Zotto Nebbiola releases.
When you next check out the King Valley, make sure to put this winery at the top of your list. It’s the home of a distinct cellar door and their brand-new Trattoria (open Thursday, Friday and on the weekend) and provides all Dal Zotto wines and a menu of Italian-inspired seasonal and local fruit and vegetables for you to take pleasure in.
Patriarch Otto Dal Zotto was born in Valdobbiadene in the Veneto area, the house of Italy’s most famous champagne, Prosecco. Otto and his household brought the enthusiasm for Prosecco to Australia and originated it as a winning design associated with the King Valley. Their signature food design is mouth-watering therefore are their gorgeous wines– showcased by their most excellent ranges, the Sangiovese, Shiraz, and Barbera.
Last weekend, we were dealt with to a 2-night escape to Victoria’s King Valley, tasting and winning our method around the area’s lovely towns and satisfying the really friendly and inviting households who run the premium dining establishments and shop wineries.
The supreme long lunch experience at Pizzini Wines
Pizzini Wines is a family-owned winery, specializing in the production of Italian wine ranges such as Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Prosecco, Sangiovese, and Nebbiolo.
Degustation like royalty at Dal Zotto Wines
It’s simple for me to identify that Dal Zotto Wines has actually been constructed from lot’s of effort, and lot’s of love and enthusiasm. Their approach starts with precisely what is closest to their hearts– household; and is combined together by 2 other crucial elements, custom, and development.
Patriarch Otto Dal Zotto was born in Valdobbiadene in the Veneto area, the house of Italy’s most popular shimmering wine, Prosecco. Otto and his household brought the enthusiasm for Prosecco to Australia and originated it as a winning design associated with the King Valley. It was no brief of a food and wine extravaganza, set among a lovely estate, where visitors young and old can feel at house among the vineyards and attractive countryside. The lunch showcased 10 amazing meals, matched with 10 of Dal Zotto’s the majority of desired wines– favorites of mine consisted of the Adele Capelli D’Angelo pasta, and the Dal Zotto Nebbiola releases.
The Pizzini household was whole-heartedly welcoming to everybody, with some table groups being openly acknowledged for going back to the lunch for their 11th or 12th successive year– a real token of excellent food, excellent wine, fantastic service and a unique environment! Not forgetting the terrific live music, with the majority the space on there feet and dancing before 2pm … a lot enjoyable!
Experiencing the Sangiovese e Salsicce long lunch at Pizzini Wines lacked doubt among the very best winery experiences I’ve had in Australia (and I installed my hand to confess I’ve had more than a handful). The warming banquet was commemorated without any less than 200 visitors and consisted of a series of premium meals, beginning with a tasty antipasto plate, right through to a ‘capture it in’ dessert.