King Valley La Dolce Vita Weekend
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17, November 2013
Bathe yourself in glorious spring sunshine under immense blue skies and live the King Valley life at Viva la Vita – Chrismont’s two-day celebration overflowing with new-wave Mediterranean wines, breathtaking vistas, dynamic entertainment and a menu reminiscent of a European escape.
Chrismont’s renowned hospitality will be at the fore in all there is to enjoy, including the bustling Riserva Bar. Be a first to taste the Chrismont Sagrantino 2012 – a brand new addition to the La Zona collection and a rarely known Italian red variety flourishing in its adopted King Valley home.
Spring releases of Chrismont’s lively La Zona Prosecco dry sparkling, much-loved Riesling, and zesty Petit Manseng can be enjoyed alongside crisp La Zona whites of Pinot Grigio, Arneis, and Moscato, and popular La Zona reds including Sangiovese and Barbera.
You can also experience a touch of Venice at the Bellini Bar with cocktails of La Zona Bellini and La Zona Spritz showcasing Chrismont’s La Zona Prosecco. This dry sparkling wine made in the authentic northern Italian style is shaping up to be the drink of summer – so jump in while it’s still spring and enjoy Prosecco ‘viva la vita’ style.
Complement your Chrismont wine selections with dishes bursting in fresh flavours, including pasta marinara tossed with fresh prawns, clams, mussels and calamari; spinach and ricotta lasagne; Italian pork in umido (braised) with roasted potatoes and beans; traditional beer battered fish with chips; and hearty salsicce with peperonata. Menu is available from 12noon and ranging from $15 – $20, with children’s fish and chips or spaghetti Napolitana available, as well as freshly ground espresso and more from Cloud 9 Coffee.
Finish your meal on a sweet note with handmade desserts ($8ea) of mini pavolva topped with seasonal fruit; lemon tart with fresh strawberries and cream; a delightful mango misu; or the ‘mouth-popping’ raspberry semifreddo served with a mixed berry coulis – an ideal companion to the light spritz of the chilled La Zona Fragolino.
Chrismont’s majestic surrounds of the Upper King Valley provides the perfect, natural amphitheatre to liven up the familiar sounds of hot cover performances by “Off The Wall”, with highlight sessions by Glenn Starr of the Australian Michael Bublé Show.
In Chrismont tradition, prizes will be given away throughout the weekend including the chance to live the Chrismont life a little longer at their King Valley Guest House, or tweet the ideal King Valley ‘viva la vita’ weekend photo moment to @Chrismont_wine to win a La Zona Summer six pack – plus more.
Viva la Vita (Living the Life!) is held as part of the Wines of the King Valley’s La Dolce Vita weekend on November 16-17, where Chrismont joins its fellow winemakers as they open their doors to share the region’s diverse mix of European wines enjoyed with great food and family hospitality.
Bookings are not essential. Small buses and/or coaches accepted by appointment only.
WHERE: Chrismont Winery, 251 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt, Victoria
DATE: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2013
TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm
INFORMATION: Phone 03 5729 8220 / email email@example.com
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