Living La Dolce Vita

Perfect weather for King Valley festival
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Pizzini Wines’ Chas Dale holds up some of the winery’s finest wine. PHOTOS: Luke Plummer

IF wine glass sales are anything to go by, this year’s La Dolce Vita festival will go down as the best yet.

By yesterday morning participating King Valley wineries had sold about 2000-2200 festival glasses.

Most of those sales were made on Saturday, which is usually the quieter day of the festival.

Event manager, Elizabeth Ellis, said the glass sales were “fantastic” considering they usually sell 2600 glasses in total.

“It’s one of our best events yet,” she said.

“The crowds have been very well behaved – everyone’s having a good time.

“We’re hoping we’ll get above the 3000 mark and at this rate it looks like we’ll do that easily.”

Yarra Glen’s Andrew Di Pietrantonio, Katherine Robertson and Robert and Marianne Di Pietrantonio.

Pizzini Wines’ Chas Dale holds up some of the winery’s finest wine. PHOTOS: Luke Plummer

Pizzini’s Jess Wall serves Wangaratta’s Floss Miller.

Tobacco kilns made a nice backdrop at a packed Pizzini Wines.

Fiona Jacobs, Brad Harrigan, Kathryn Terry and Toby Bancroft.

Albury’s David and Kim Briggs enjoy Dal Zotto’s.

Michael Dal Zotto gets a pizza from the oven.

Pernilla Kampeberg and Catherine Nichols from Melbourne.

Dal Zotto’s was picture perfect from a Helifly helicopter.


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