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Perhaps the only thing better than a bowl full of homemade pasta, is making it from scratch with none other than the DiGiorgio family of Coonawarra.
The DiGiorgio’s, iconic winemakers of the region, are internationally known for their full-bodied wines and Italian hospitality, stretching from their cellar door to their Vigneron’s Cup hosted every January.
Those who want to intimately experience this for themselves are invited to join them for pasta making and lunch on October 7 at their winery just outside Penola.
“Be greeted in the cellar door before making your way to the barrel hall, where your own station will be set up ready for you. Enjoy a glass of sparkling while the family tell you about their origins and migration to winemaking in Coonawarra.”
Over just four hours, the family teaches you about the art of pasta making, carefully guiding you through the kneading, rolling, cutting and cooking process.
After your pasta is left to dry, you are then invited for a sit-down meal with the family, where your pasta is enjoyed with a handmade traditional sauce, parmigiano regiano, crusty bread and a green salad — all accompanied with wines grown on site.
Then, guests are served a traditional dessert, coffee and biscotti.
Guests will be given some goodies to take home after their experience, with recommended recipes, olive oil, homemade amaretti biscuits and the apron used during your stay.
With only ten spots available for the next class, it is the perfect group activity or opportunity to meet some fellow foodies during your next South East road trip.
Bookings for pasta making, tasting and tours of the winery can be made via https://digiorgio.com.au.