175 King Valley Road, Whitfield, Victoria
The Pizzini family offers two delightful accommodation options on site at Pizzini Wines for you to make the most of your visit to the King Valley.
The comfortable 2 bedroom self-contained Vineyard Guesthouse is set in a quiet garden location, adjacent to our cellar door. Rosetta's Garden Guesthouse is a spacious 4 bedroom house located across the road from our cellar door and is surrounded by beautiful expansive gardens.
Pizzini Vineyard Guesthouse
A charming 2 bedroom guesthouse nestled in shady gardens adjacent to Pizzini Cellar Door, the Vineyard Guesthouse is just 2 kms from Whitfield township. The guesthouse includes a queen and twin room plus fully equipped kitchen, a modern spacious bathroom and comfortable lounge area to ensure a relaxed stay. A delicious, gourmet hamper breakfast is also included in the tarrif. There is also a private outdoor dining area and wood fired barbeque.
During your stay you can enjoy wine tasting, cooking classes, bike riding, fishing, swimming, hiking and eating.
Rosetta's Garden Guesthouse
A gorgeous 4 bedroom home set in delightful gardens established by Rosetta & Roberto Pizzini, founders of Pizzini Wines, this solid and comfortable home is inviting, spacious and decorated with beautiful art.
The house consists of 4 queen bedrooms, a large kitchen and dining area, generous living room, sun room and a charming balcony for taking in the garden views. Set off from the road, the only noise is the chirping of birds. Situated opposite Pizzini Cellar Door you can meander to cellar door for a wine tasting, wine experience or a delicious coffee or enjoy the rest of what the King Valley has to offer.
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The land of the Taungurung People, Traditional Owners of the King Valley region.
A three hour drive north of Melbourne, discover the King Valley, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt valleys in Australia.
Victoria’s stunning King Valley is located at the foothills of the Alpine National Park, approximately 3 hours North East of Melbourne. The King Valley wine region has become known as Australia’s home of Italian wine varietals, including Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Arneis and Barbera, although King Valley varietals also include premium traditional cool climate wines.
The valley’s continental climate provides warm days and cool nights, influenced by the katabatic breeze that sweeps northward down the valley from the high country. The region takes advantage of a range of microclimates, from the slightly warmer valley floors to the bracingly cool upper slopes, enabling production of a wide range of wine styles.
The valley follows the King River which flows from the mountainous ranges all the way down to the city of Wangaratta.
Winemaking in the King Valley dates back to the late 19th century with the Brown family planting their first vines in Milawa in 1889. The prominence of Italian wine varietal production in the King Valley reflects the region's relatively recent history as well as the favourable climate. For many years the area was occupied by numerous tobacco farms and many of the tobacco farmers were of Italian origin. From the late 1970's favourable government policies and subsidies to the tobacco industry were phased out and the tobacco farms have steadily been replaced by vineyards.