Winemaking families welcome winter
THE annual Weekend Fit For a King Festival is hosted again this Queen’s Birthday Weekend by winemaking families of the King Valley.
At a time when we start to think about comfort food, conviviality and luscious red wines, the region welcomes visitors with open arms.
Visitors can talk directly with the winemaker and be amongst the first to taste the new vintage.
A $20 tasting glass, purchased at any of the nine participating wineries, becomes a ticket to taste.
If sangiovese is not your favourite, explore the breadth of the region’s offerings, from prosecco, pinot grigio, arneis, Riesling, chardonnay, shiraz, cabernet and nebbiolo.
Tastings are matched by a feast of Italian style rustic fare.
Immigrant farmers and wine growers have shaped the valley’s food culture, and passed down between the generations recipes for lasagne, cannoli, salami and other specialities, available for purchase across the weekend.
Families and children will find plenty of reason to linger, with live music, bocce and craft activities.
The event is an annual highlight for winemaking families of the King Valley, from small operators such as La Cantina and Darling Estate, to international brands such as Brown Brothers.
Participating wineries are Brown Brothers, Darling Estate, Politini Wines, Chrismont, La Cantina, Sam Miranda, Dal Zotto, Pizzini and Symphonia.
For further details, see www. winesofthekingvalley.com.au.