Upcoming Events 2019
Sicilian Festa at Politini Wines
Queens birthday weekend, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 10:00am to 5:00pm
Enjoy a delicious hearty menu of Sicilian inspired dishes, including Nonna’s Arancini, Salsicce, Seafood platters and more. Espresso Bar – Nonna’s famous cannoli, biscotti and barista made coffee available all day, as well as Cellar Door tastings of our full range of wines – including our Sicilian varieties Grecanico & Nero d’Avola.
Live music by local talent Luke & Beth Dewing.
For the kids, there’s a soccer pitch, arts and craft tent and expansive lawns. Entry is free for children under the age of 18.
King Valley Balloon Festival display 4pm Sunday afternoon.
Espresso Bar/Cellar Door Tastings from 10am
Lunch from 11:30am
Festival Entry for visitors 18+: $25pp valid both days at all 10 participating wineries, available at the door or purchase online.
Sicilian Festa Menu 2019
Prices from $18.50 – $32
Arancini – Traditional Sicilian rice balls filled with wilted spinach & bechamel or meat & sugo, served with an eggplant & red capsicum caponata & garden salad
Braised beef – slow roasted in a wood fired oven served with winter vegetables & creamy polenta topped with gremolata
Cannelloni – Nonna’s handmade pasta filled with pork & veal or spinach & ricotta served with a garden salad
Amici Platter – Traditional Arancini, polpetti in sugo, pork & fennel salsicce, caponata, beans, garden salad & crusty bread
Mare Misto – Fresh oysters, S & P calamari, grilled salmon, breaded half shell mussels, marinated prawns & smoked trout dip with crusty bread
Prices from $3.50 – $16.50
Kids chicken sausage in bread
Cannoli – custard or sweet ricotta
Dolce platter – a selection of nonna’s biscotti and crostoli
Sfingi – Sicilian hot donuts with raspberry jam
Lemon Tart with double cream
Espresso Bar – barista coffee, tea and hot chocolate
Calendar of events 2019
June 8 & 9 Queen’s Birthday Wine & Food Festival at Politini Wines
July 6, 13 & 27 Salami & Salsicce making class
August 3 Salami & Salsicce making class; 24 Cannoli making class
September 7 Cannoli making class
November 16 & 17 La Dolce Vita Wine & Food Festival at Politini Wines
HARVEST It’s harvest time in the King Valley! It’s going well and we’re seeing beautiful ripe fruit coming off the vine which will go into producing some fabulous wine for this vintage! Want to see harvest in full swing? See our
Instagram or Facebook page for some magnificent Shiraz harvest footage taken by our drone.
CANNOLI MAKING Our Sicilian Cooking Experiences will begin shortly. Love Cannoli? This is our first class for this year and it kicks off on April 6. Learn how to make and transform dough into crisp tubes, fill with Nonna’s own custard or sweetened ricotta to create this traditional Sicilian dessert, then finish off with the all-important taste test! Class sizes are limited so bookings are essential for April 6, May 4 & 18. Cost: $85. Find out more about our Cannoli making class here or email us to enquire or to book your spot now.
EASTER FOOD & WINE So, Easter is around the corner! If you’re up in the High Country for the Easter break drop in to see us in the King Valley, we will have Arancini, Antipasto & Cheese platters available – perfect with a glass of wine – and ever popular Cannoli and coffee – Easter Sat, Sun & Mon 11am – 5pm.
WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – JUNE Our next major Wine and Food event at Politini Wines is on Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 8 & 9. Wine, Food, Music and Friends in the spectacular King Valley – a fantastic family friendly weekend.
All the best,
The Politini Family
New in Cellar Door
Politini Wines NV Prosecco Classico
New Year, New Label!
Appearance: Pale, golden straw. Full textured, persistent bubbles.
Aroma: Fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers.
Palate: Fresh and clean with a creamy fizz. Ripe citrus, lemon, green apple and touches of grapefruit. It is a Brut style that tickles the palate and finishes dry, light and clean.
Available now in Cellar Door & ONLINE
SALAMI & SALSICCE CLASSES
The ever-popular Salami and Salsicce class is a fantastic day of hands-on learning with Salvatore the traditional Southern Italian way. Did you know that some of our past participants won first prize at last year’s Salami Festa in Melbourne? How fabulous! Find out more about our Salami and Salsicce class here. Dates: July 6, 13, 27 & Aug 3, Cost: $125, limited places available, bookings are essential via email here
Ciao! As we celebrate the festive season, with our loved ones at our table, we raise a glass of Prosecco and farewell 2018 - cheers to family, friends and good
November 17 + 18, 11am-5pm A sensational weekend of wine, food, music and friends! Prosecco bar and cellar door tastings including our Sicilian varieties Hearty southern Italian-inspired feast, including Nonna’s Sicilian Arancini and Salsicce, Mediterranean