This is your opportunity to step into the culinary heaven you see on our TV show – Italian Food Safari. On our Victorian High Country Italian Gourmet Food Safari we join the extended families as they celebrate the Italian culture they brought to this incredibly beautiful part of Australia. We journey into the King and Ovens Valleys where many Italian families settled initially as tobacco farmers. Plus we’ll have a day in the very pretty Kiewa Valley with two fabulous food experiences.
The lush soil and high altitude is now perfect for growing Italian varietal wines such as prosecco, nebbiolo, sangiovese, pinot grigio, dolcetto, arneis and barbera…Join us and taste these wonderful styles of wine that match so well with food. Meet many of the winemakers who are really putting these areas on the map.
Plus we will have a walk through pine forests and forage for pine mushrooms with Angelo Bonacci – the king of Fungi in Myrtleford, and we’ll visit chestnut and walnut groves, explore the gardens of private estates and the kitchens of great cooks.
You will have an exceptional week of luxurious accommodation in country Victoria (Lancemore in Milawa) combined with “kiss on both cheeks” warm Italian hospitality, countless “money can’t buy” experiences including making our own pasta at a cooking school, enjoying time with 3 generations of food and wine loving families, al fresco lunches at long tables in the clear country air, visits to Italian winemakers in the King and Ovens Valleys, feasts prepared by legendary chefs, visits to producers, and much more…all with a backdrop of those lovely mountains – the beautiful Victorian High Country at its best.
Host: Maeve O’Meara