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FOOD & DRINK

La Dolce Vita Wine and Food Festival

Sample the best of the King Valley crop at this food and wine extravaganza.
By Marnie Vinall
October 12, 2018
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By Marnie Vinall
October 12, 2018
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Gather round wine lovers of Australia, it's time to salute the effusive Italian spirit of the King Valley winemakers. Centred on the King River, between Wangaratta and the Alpine National Park, the King Valley is famous for producing some of the best wines in Victoria. Now, you have the chance to sample the primo drops from the region at the La Dolce Vita Wine and Food Festival.

Across the weekend of November 17–18, 11 of the valley's celebrated wineries will come together for an epic vino-palooza — you'll find top-notch drops, plenty of bubbles, wine spritzes and scrumptious dishes from locally renowned chefs. For $25, you'll be able to get in on the action and sip your way through a multitude of tastings. You'll even get the opportunity to traverse King Valley's Prosecco Road — a picturesque place that's reminiscent of northern Italy — and indulge in a prosecco popsicle, which tastes as delicious as it sounds.

While your taste buds are having a ball, your ears also get a special treat with a range of live music to accompany all that eating and drinking.

It's a three-hour drive from Melbourne but you won't have to worry about the car once you're there — jump on the shuttle bus and enjoy being taken around from winery to winery, free tasting to free tasting. And when it's time to turn in, there are plenty of places to stay so you can wake up and explore more of the beautiful King Valley and surrounding towns.

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For more spring places, spaces and events to discover in regional Victoria visit Your Happy Space.

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