Where the Land Meets the Sea
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia is lucky enough to …
We are delighted to announce that Pizzini Wines has joined Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia.
Winner of the 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Award for excellence in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category, Pizzini Wines joins us as our first King Valley member.
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.
Commitment to family and Italian heritage is at the heart of Pizzini Wines. The family-owned winery and vineyards are managed by Alfredo and Katrina Pizzini and their four adult children all work in the business. Pizzini specialises in the production of Italian wine varieties such as Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Prosecco, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.
The A tavola! Cooking School, run by Katrina Pizzini, offers a range of cooking classes throughout the year and the Pizzini family regularly host exciting food and wine events at the cellar door and around Australia.
Pizzini offers a number of tours and experiences, ‘beyond the cellar door’, including: Italian Style Hospitality – a hands on cooking class with Katrina Pizzini followed by a barrel room tasting, cellar door tasting and two course lunch with matching wines; Old World Flavours, New Vintage Wines – a personalised tutored wine tasting of new release Italian wine varieties and back vintages, shared cheese plate with cheese matched to 2 of the wines and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens with a glass of wine; and Fine Dining and Hands-on Learning – A cooking class at A tavola! Cooking School followed by lunch, a wine tasting at the cellar door, accommodation at the Mountain View Hotel and a 4 course dinner at the Mountain View Hotel. Excited yet? We certainly are.
Natalie Pizzini, Pizzini’s Brand and Marketing Manager, said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia team of premium wineries. We are passionate about winery tourism and look forward to building on our success at this year’s Australian Tourism Awards with some new experiences which showcase our Italian heritage and hospitality."
Welcoming another new winery means great things for the Australian wine tourism industry. Our winery members are offering more than wine tastings and bottles of wine to purchase. Most are offering a complete tourism experience with great restaurants, and fascinating behind-the-scenes winery experiences. As our membership expands, we are developing some fabulous wine trails that showcase the best experiences for visitors to Australia’s wine regions.
For more information about Pizzini Wines and the amazing experiences on offer, click here.