Open seven days 10am to 5pm.
Closed Christmas day.
Pizzini offers a warm atmosphere where you can bring friends and family to enjoy wine tasting in true Pizzini style.
Pizzini offers a wide range of Italian and international wine styles.
The Italian range includes: Arneis, Verduzzo, Brachetto, Coronamento Nebbiolo, Rosetta, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Shiraz and Nebbiolo.
Our international range includes: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wines are available via mail order, cellar door and at many restaurants and bottle shops in both Victoria and New South Wales. The wines are slowly making their way into Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
Pizzini’s vineyard has plantings of vines on both the gentle undulating slopes of the King Valley hills as well as the second terrace flats leading to the King River. The vineyard has a well drained north easterly aspect with red volcanic soils containing a high level of decaying basalt on the slopes and gravely, sandy clay loam soils on the second terrace.
Riesling was the first varietal planted in 1978, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc followed soon after. In the late eighties Alfred began to experiment with the Italian varietals Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. After establishing that the King Valley’s terroir was suited to Italian varietals Alfred planted Verduzzo, Arneis and Picolit.
New vineyard developments are researched and planned with greater emphasis placed on site selection, clone planting regimes and vine trellising. The aim is to strike better balance between number of vines per hectare, type of trellising, soil types and land aspect so that the vineyard is better able to produce mature fruit with concentrated flavours.
Alfred Pizzini’s vision is clear; he wants to be the leading producer of fine Italian varietal wines in Australia. With twenty five years of “hands on” viticultural experience with both international and Italian varietals and experimentation with making wine, he is heading in the right direction.
Alfred knows his vineyard back-to-front, this, he says is one of the most important aspects to making a good wine. Being able to grow and select the right fruit to make a particular wine style is as important as the winemaking itself. Over the past couple of years Alfred has enlisted the services of Alberto Antonini, a world travelling consultant winemaker and viticulturist specialising in the making of Italian style wines. Alberto guides Alfred and Joel with viticultural advice and blending to help make the style of wines Alfred wants to produce.
Experimentation with clones, the continual search for the perfect oak to suit each wine style and Alfred’s passion for Italian wine styles will certainly help Pizzini to become the leaders in the production of fine Italian varietal wines.
As a young winemaker still learning his craft, Joel is determined to learn from the best so that he can use his knowledge to make the best wine he can.
While studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga Joel completed three vintages with King Valley Wines. Since finishing his degree Joel has completed a number of vintages at leading wineries in both Australia and Italy – these include Leeuwin Estate in the Margaret River, Stonier Wines on the Mornington Peninsula, Marenco in Piemonte and Isole e Olena in Tuscany. Isole e Olena is one of the world’s top ten wineries and produces one of the three top Sangioveses in Italy – the other two are made by Antinori.
Learning from the best Australia and Italy have to offer and harnessing his own passions Joel wants to make wines which are layered and elegant with texture and flavour. Joel wants to make wines that offer the drinker layers of smells that make the mouth water and keep you wanting more.