CELEBRITY chef Adam Liaw will share his tips and tricks with foodies in cooking master classes at Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard this spring.
The host of SBS series Destination Flavour will show participants how to prepare a simple wine-matched meal on November 18 and 19.
Classes will run at 11am and 2pm both days.
The master classes coincide with the La Dolce Vita wine and food festival, which celebrates the bountiful produce grown in the King Valley.
Wines of the King Valley marketing officer Alison Lloyd said 11 participating wineries would open their cellar doors for tastings of new release and museum release wines, authentic cuisine, live music, roving entertainers, children’s activities and masterclasses.
“This is an opportunity to experience life in the King Valley the way we know it – time with friends, family and great food, in a beautiful setting,” she said.
“The chance to discover a new favourite wine is always exciting, too – here you get to speak to the person who grew the grapes and made the wine.
“I highly recommend using your ticket across both days and trying to visit every one of our 11 unique wineries.”
Among highlights of the festival La Cantina will host a local produce and handmade goods market.
The Corsini family, including the grandchildren of winemaker Gino, will host local makers and producers throughout the weekend.
Festival goers can browse the stalls of fruit, preserves and craft with an espresso in hand.
Politini Wines will host a Sicilian seafood feast, matched with savoury wine styles in pink, white and red.
Dal Zotto Wines will present a prosecco party on November 18.
Otto Dal Zotto will serve Tuscan pork rolls matched with prosecco cocktails on the Saturday night.
Live music by Paris Zachariou and a DJ set will run until 8pm.
Pizzini Wines will host Gnocchi Carnevale where A Tavola! Cooking School will serve gnocchi matched with new releases of pinot grigio and sangiovese.
Children can make their own kites and fly them over the valley, or indulge in the ice cream bar.
King Valley Prosecco producers have collaborated with Bright Pops to create Prosecco Pops.
Local produce such as alpine strawberries and white peaches are blended with King Valley prosecco.
Participating wineries are Brown Brothers, Chrismont, Dal Zotto, Darling Estate, Francesco, La Cantina, Merkel, Pizzini, Politini, Sam Miranda and Symphonia.
Book tickets at winesofthekingvalley.com.au.
Entry to the festival is $25, which includes a souvenir tasting glass. Children are free.