La Dolce Vita Festival

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Time Out says

Wine down and experience a little taste of Italy right at home

Are you a wine connoisseur? Or just simply enjoy drinking it? Wine-lovers near and far can rejoice this spring because Victoria is getting a wine festival that’s befitting of a king. The nine winemaking families of the King Valley are bringing Italy to Victoria for La Dolce Vita Festival this November.

Visitors can enjoy wine tastings, Nonna’s authentic cuisine, competitions, live music and kids’ activities. The nine collaborating wineries are Brown Brothers, Dal Zotto, Darling Estate, King River Estate, La Cantina, Pizzini, Politini, Sam Miranda and Symphonia Fine Wines. 

Try your luck with some prosecco fishing at Dal Zotto (exactly like regular fishing but you'll be trying to hook a bottle of prosecco), enjoy one of Otto’s porchetta rolls and pick up a food lover’s pass to enjoy dishes from around the world – with matching wines of course. Or pop into Sam Miranda to create a custom Spritz with the house prosecco and a range of syrups, fresh fruit and sorbets.

King Valley is a comfortable three-hour journey from Melbourne by car so grab your partners in wine and plan a road trip to this gourmet destination.  

Entry to the festival is $25 and includes a souvenir tasting glass. Book your tickets online. Kids entry is free.

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