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FAMILY-OWNED Adelaide Hills winery Longview has unveiled a new tasting room known as Cucina. Visitors can enjoy afternoon tastings, imbibing, eating and soaking up the terrific views from the new facility. The Saturno family says Cucina offers a menu of light seasonal Italian fare, designed to complement the Longview wines – and is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-4pm. Among the delights on offer are small plates of warm-marinated Adelaide Hills olives or roasted broad beans and chickpeas with rosemary and chilli salt. A salumi platter features bresaola, chilli fennel cacciatore and smoked leg ham – handmade by the Saturno family. It is served with pickled cauliflower, pickled grapes, cornichons, mustard, warm olives, Skala Bakery ciabatta and extra virgin olive oil. There is also a cheese platter featuring three styles – soft, hard and blue with Longview “Yakka” shiraz jam, spiced roasted walnuts, fresh apple, dried pears and galletti. Throw in a range of panini, daily specials and a blackboard selection of sweet treats, and there should be something for everyone. Longview Vineyard, Pound Rd, Macclesfield, www.longviewvineyard.com.au.