~ Events at Pizzini ~
Come to the beautiful King Valley and experience one of our winery events or dinners, or let us help make your next function or celebration extra special.
Weddings & Corporate Functions
Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or an Italian long lunch feast we have the space and room at Pizzini Wines to accommodate your celebration. We welcome enquiries for occasions large and small, whether celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary or are planning a wedding.
CREATING UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES
Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or an Italian long lunch feast we have the space and room at Pizzini Wines to accommodate your celebration.
We specialise in bespoke functions and our reception space can be styled to cater for both intimate gatherings or larger celebrations.
Wedding Ceremony in the grounds
Includes preparation of site, set up of wine barrel for signing and chairs for seating up to 30 guests. Cost - $500*
Additional chairs for reception will be charged at $5 per person
Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony as described above, plus set up of reception space for up to 50 people. Includes tables, chairs, white table cloths, display barrels and benches, umbrellas & heaters as required. Cost $2200*
Additional guests will be charged at $25 per person
Beverage packages start from $55pp. Beverages include Pizzini wines and beer/soft drinks. Bar service and glassware is included.
Food & Caterers
The caterer is responsible for food, food service and all crockery and cuttlery. The Pizzini kitchen can be used by any of the below approved caterers by prior arrangement.
Mountain View Hotel Whitfield - ph. 03 5729 8270
High Country Food Co, Mansfield - ph. 0448 123 098
Pinchos Catering, Wodonga - ph. 0403 257 912
The above prices are to provide an indication of what we can offer, however we can tailor a package once we have a better idea of your needs.
We look forward to talking to you about your special day!
*Additional charges apply on public holidays
Join us at cellar door with family and friends to celebrate Easter and our Autumn harvest
Cellar door is open from 10am to 5pm over the whole Easter break including Good Friday.
Pack your family and friends into the car and head to the King Valley to celebrate Easter with us. It is a beautiful time of year to visit and we can guarantee great food, wines, live music and fun for all of the family.
Easter Saturday & Sunday - 20 & 21 April 2019
Cost $15 entry, includes your take home Pizzini wine glass. Kids free
Choose from a range of delicious food by Rinaldo's Casa Cucina - antipasto, cheese plates, lunch dishes $13-29, available 11.30-3pm
Coffee, ice-cream and Katrina's famous desserts available 11am -4pm
Sample some of our favourite wines or enjoy a Brachetto cocktail or Rosé spritz
Be entertained by Maurice Milani and The Rumour from 11am as they play their toe tapping tunes.
Thi kids will enjoy circus demonstrations and workshops, the giant games and sports area.
On Sunday only, we will have kids running races with cash prizes, beginning around 1.30pm.
To pre purchase your ticket click here. Anyone who pre-purchases tickets will go in the draw to win a Magnum of Prosecco.
Our 2018 Menu:
Our 2019 menu will be finalised closer to the event, but a copy of last years menu is below for reference:
Antipasto Plate- Gorganzola topped with Jam Lady Jam fig chutney, ricotta and spinach tart topped with basil pesto, hummus, serano ham, canaoilo infused pork and thyme terrine served with wafer crackers and Milawa bread
Mixed Cheese Plate - Jacks english cheddar, Gorganzola Dolce, Enterprise double brie served with Jam Lady Jam fig chutney and mixed crackers
- House made potato gnocchi with choice of Katrina's bolognese or Napoletana, served with mixed leaf salad
- Slow roasted pork, coriander aioli slaw and apple sauce roll served with sweet potato chips
- Katrina’s home made lasagne served with mixed leaf salad
- Moroccan chicken and vegetable cous cous topped with cacik served with mixed leaf salad
- Herb and chilli marinaded grilled calamari served on a mixed garden salad and topped with aioli and roasted mixed seeds
Selection of Katrina's delicious desserts plus 7 flavours of ice-cream to choose from.
Roaming Poppy will be at cellar door serving up coffee, tea and hot chocolates.
No BYO pets, alcohol or food.
Pizzini Presents Sangiovese
An exciting Masterclass exploring sangiovese and the role of this intriguing variety in Tuscany and at Pizzini.
Wine commentator Jane Faulkner will co-host alongside winemaker Joel Pizzini. Jane's passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for Italian wine varieties is unsurpassed by others in our industry in Australia. As always, Jane will ensure robust and convivial conversation is had around the table.
$200 - $260
If you would like to be kept up to date as more details become available please contact Lou on 03 5729 8030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This unique celebration of Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barbaresco is a masterclass not to be missed as it features the best examples of these wines currently available in Australia alongside matching morsels of food.
Wine commentator Jane Faulkner will co-host alongside winemaker Joel Pizzini. Jane's passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for Italian wine varieties is unsurpassed by others in our industry in Australia. Jane will ensure robust and convivial conversation is had around the table.
Further details will be updated here when confirmed, or contact email@example.com to be kept up to date.
Sangiovese e Salsicce Celebration
Queen's Birthday weekend annually, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019
Join us for warming fare and live entertainment in the grounds both Saturday and Sunday. We will have plenty of cosy places to sit and feast.
Cellar Door is open 10am - 5pm Entry $15 per person*, kids free
Saturday 8 June
$190 per person ($175 per person for Wine Club Members)
Our Long Lunch will take place on Saturday June 8th and Adam Pizzini and the team from Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina will be preparing the feast. There are very limited spaces available for this lunch, please contact us on 03 5729 8030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
In the grounds
Come visit us for lunch and a wine tasting. Antipasto and cheese plates plus delicious desserts will be served from 11am until 4pm and warming Italian inspired dishes from 11.30 to 2.30. Kick back and listen to live music from Wally Howlett as you enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Sunday 9th June
Drop in or spend the day! Antipasto and cheese plates plus delicious desserts will be served from 11am until 4pm and a range of warming Italian inspired lunch dishes such as gnocchi, pork belly and lasagne will be available from 11.30 to 2.30. Be entertained by Maurice Milani and the Rumor and roaming gypsy jazz band Bric a Brac. You are guaranteed a great day.
*Please note that our event has previously been part of the Wines of the King Valley’s Weekend Fit for a King festival, however with changes to this regional event each winery is now featuring their own tasting glass to accompany entry to their event. As such there may be a separate entry fee when you visit other King Valley wineries over the Queen’s Birthday weekend this year.
Bus bookings are required for any bus which seats 12 or more people, via phoning 03 5729 8278. Limited larger busses will be permitted. Please note we cannot accept any busses arriving after 2.30pm.
Strictly no BYO alcohol, food or pets
Three Italians in King Valley
Italian wine styles, Italian food and music!
Saturday 4 May 2019
Come join us as part of the High Country Harvest Festival for an Italian style long lunch and a celebration of all things Italian, with Italian wine styles, Italian food and opera!
Adam Pizzini from award winning Rinaldo's Casa Cucina is planning a fabulous Italian inspired menu, featuring local, seasonal produce; each course will be matched to our Italian varietal wines.
Entertainment is courtesy of the amazing Catherine Pendelich and Ced Le Medelo.
The long lunch will kick off at 11.30am with a glass of Prosecco and canapés on the lawn followed by three delicious courses in our undercover kiln area.
Cost: $180 per person $170 per person for Wine Club Members
We can also organise a voucher if you would like to give tickets to this event as a gift - download the voucher form here
If only life was as sweet as Nonna's gnocchi!
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018
This event is part of the Wine's of the King Valley's La Dolce Vita Wine & Food Festival.
Saturday and Sunday, Cellar door, 10am - 5pm (bookings not required)
Enjoy homemade gnocchi and our crisp new release white wines. Relax in the shade with friends and a Brachetto cocktail or Rosé Spritz while the kids enjoy the range of activities just for them.
This is a fun weekend for the whole family. Children's activities include the giant sandpit, roving circus entertainers, giant jenga and connect four, kite making and face panting.
At 2.30 each day we hold our Gnocchi Rolling competition and at 3pm our Wine Spitting Challenge - the winner or each takes home a case of wine as a prize!
Our lunch menu features Katrina's gnocchi of course, but also a range of other Italian inspired delights courtesty of Adam Pizzini and the team at Rinaldo's Casa Cucina. GF and V options available.
2018 Gnocchi Carnevale Menu
King’s Plate (antipasto to share): Gorgonzola topped with fig and sweet potato chutney; ricotta, pea and herb frittata topped with basil pesto; hummus; prosciutto; Canaiolo-infused pork, fennel and black pepper terrine; mixed crackers $29 (GF available)
Mixed cheese plate: English cheddar, Gorgonzola dolce, double brie, served with fig and sweet potato chutney and mixed crackers $17 (V & GF available)
Each main dish is served with fresh bread and green salad
Homemade potato gnocchi served with Bolognese sauce $24 (GF available)
Homemade potato gnocchi served with Napoletana and roasted capsicum sauce $24 (V) (GF available)
Chicken and spinach cannelloni topped with Napoletana and cheese sauce $24
Pasta al Forno - homemade Tarrawingee beef and egg pasta lasagne $24
Confit Duck - crispy duck Maryland served with grilled polenta and peperonata $29
Herb and chilli marinated grilled calamari, served on a mixed garden salad and topped with aioli and roasted mixed seeds $23 (GF)
Panzerotti Fritti - fried yeast pastry pocket filled with braised tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella served topped with a roasted walnut, caper and honey salsa $23 (V)
Gnocchi Bolognese $13
Gnocchi Napoletana $13
Homemade lasagne $13
SWEET TREATS & ICE CREAM
Nonna’s apple strudel with vanilla ice cream $12
Chocolate & nut fudge cake with salted caramel ice cream (GF) $12
Super light baked passionfruit cheesecake with curd (GF available) $12
Fresh fruit salad with Italian meringue and cream (GF & DF available) $12
Homemade crostoli plate $12
Selection of ice creams and sorbets (some GF and DF) $6
Espresso coffee, tea and hot chocolate also available
Live entertainment is by Maurice Milani and roving gypsy jazz band Bric a Brac between 11am and 4pm.
We are unable to accommodate large coaches. Bus bookings are required for any bus which seats 12 or more people, via phoning 03 5729 8030 or by emailing email@example.com. Please note we cannot accept busses arriving after 2.30pm.
No BYO alcohol, food or pets.
Join our mailing list to receive invitations to wine dinners and tastings with our family. We hold these annually in capital cities and some regional destinations throughout the year.
Saturday 23 March 2019
PART OF MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Join the Pizzini and Grossi families for a convivial Italian-style lunch in the King Valley Explore
Share food and wine matches that will remind you of your travels in Italy or inspire you to go there – all in the beautiful King Valley and using lovingly produced locally sourced ingredients.
This menu will feature dishes from Guy Grossi’s regional tour of Italy and cookbook Love Italy alongside Italian wine varieties including some old favourites and a few lesser known ancient varieties all made by winemaker Joel Pizzini.
Each dish will explore Italian food traditions where the cooking techniques build richer flavours and texture into the dishes providing for new food memories and inspiration to enjoy more Italian-style food, wine and family gatherings.
This feast collaboration is a celebration of family, friendship and tradition as both Pizzini and Grossi’s family crafts are built on similar values, and are dedicated to maintaining the culture and practices of their heritage.
Tickets are $155 per person.