I grew up on Pinot and have always appreciated its qualities – and I also love the Nebbiolo we are making here, which is a wonderful traditional wine with silky tannins. Italian wines tend to have a savoury quality to them and work so well with food. Perfect for the Italian way of eating – wholesome and rustic, and a highlight of the seasonal qualities of the region
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We have been taken to heart by the local Italian community and regularly host large family events. People of Italian heritage, and those who simply love the flavours and feel of Italian culture, all find their ‘home’ here.
It’s official Australia’s best new sparkling wine lives in Melbourne’s stunning Yarra Valley.
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges breakfast spots you’ll want to get out of bed for!
I first tried pasta at a local Italian restaurant in my hometown in Germany when I seven years old, and I thought it was the best thing ever!
There are so many traditions that we have kept alive because they work best. This year we’re excited to be starting a new tradition – the ‘Sagra della Fragole’, our Festival of the Strawberry, which is a wonderful way for us to share the abundance of our harvest.
Sunday 2 December, Yarra Valley Estate will be hosting their inaugural ECO Bride Market Day to cater for brides wanting to celebrate their marriage without the stress of huge event costs, all while trying to minimise the impact on the environment.
My passion is to see people enjoy pasta with a smile on their face. Simplicity and abundance are words I use often when I talk about ways to eat fresh pasta. I believe the pasta should be the hero. Simple accompaniments like a quality olive oil, fresh herbs from the garden, a grating of good parmesan. Let the ingredients speak.
Reading aloud in Italian brings the language to life. Italian Family Storytime will be a chance ot listen to familiar stories told in Italian.
A sense of generosity and hospitality is part of the Italian way and an integral part of the Yarra Valley. Italian heritage is in our produce, our wines and in our major tourism offerings. We will have one of Australia’s most highly regarded pasta makers Joel Valvasori-Pereza make a special guest appearance at Oakridge for our ‘Lulu La Delizia’ dinner.