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The King Valley's spring festival, La Dolce Vita, 14 to 15 November, showcases the innovative wine styles the region has become known for, the foods that many of the generation have grown up on and the honest and generous hospitality that the family owned businesses of the King Valley pride themselves on providing.Visitors will not only be able to sample Sangiovese and Prosecco in its Australian home, they can also journey around the world by tasting a range of intriguing Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian and French varieties at the participating wineries. Varieties such as Arneis, Pinot Grigio, Savignan, Verduzzo, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Tempranillo sit alongside more mainstream varieties for a tasting experience like no other. With an strong Italian influence, the menus at each of the participating wineries allow you to choose from authentic dishes prepared by Nonna's and renowned local chefs including handmade pasta and gnocchi, pizzas, seafood along with mouth-watering Italian desserts, sweets and coffee. Immerse yourself in the heritage of the King Valley with live music, roving entertainers, special wine tastings and beautiful King Valley views, delivering a relaxed festive atmosphere.
To take part simply purchase a $20 souvenir glass from participating wineries over the weekend or at the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre prior in the lead up to the event.