Pizzini Wines

~ Joel Pizzini

Joel Pizzini is the winemaker at Pizzini Wines.

Ever since he was a little kid he knew that he wanted to stay on the family farm and follow in his father Alfredo’s footsteps, “Dad has made us feel part of the business since we could walk”. Joel spent a lot of after-school time working with Alfredo and the team in the vineyards.

Joel still spends a lot of time in the vineyard and his knowledge of every contour of Pizzini’s 70 hectare vineyard means he works very closely with Alfredo now as they constantly evolve their grape production in the pursuit of quality and making wines that people love to drink. He also takes a deep interest in new clones of Italian wine varieties as they become available in Australia.

While studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Joel did three vintages with King Valley Wines. Since finishing his degree he has worked at leading wineries in both Australia and Italy, doing vintages at Leeuwin Estate (Margaret River), Stonier Wines (Mornington Peninsula), Marenco (Piedmont) and Isole e Olena (Tuscany). Isole e Olena is one of the world’s top ten wineries and produces one of the top three Sangioveses in Italy.

Joel loves the variety of his role in the business as he works across winemaking, vineyard strategy and development and that he gets to use all of his senses - sight, smell, touch, taste and even a little bit of intuition - to bring out the best in the grapes as they pass through the winery each year.

Joel is married to Anna-Kate Pizzini and they have two children, Luca and Isabella.

~ Joel Pizzini ~

~ Joel Pizzini ~

Joel Pizzini is the winemaker at Pizzini Wines.

Ever since he was a little kid he knew that he wanted to stay on the family farm and follow in his father Alfredo’s footsteps, “Dad has made us feel part of the business since we could walk”. Joel spent a lot of after-school time working with Alfredo and the team in the vineyards.

Joel still spends a lot of time in the vineyard and his knowledge of every contour of Pizzini’s 70 hectare vineyard means he works very closely with Alfredo now as they constantly evolve their grape production in the pursuit of quality and making wines that people love to drink. He also takes a deep interest in new clones of Italian wine varieties as they become available in Australia.

While studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Joel did three vintages with King Valley Wines. Since finishing his degree he has worked at leading wineries in both Australia and Italy, doing vintages at Leeuwin Estate (Margaret River), Stonier Wines (Mornington Peninsula), Marenco (Piedmont) and Isole e Olena (Tuscany). Isole e Olena is one of the world’s top ten wineries and produces one of the top three Sangioveses in Italy.

Joel loves the variety of his role in the business as he works across winemaking, vineyard strategy and development and that he gets to use all of his senses - sight, smell, touch, taste and even a little bit of intuition - to bring out the best in the grapes as they pass through the winery each year.

Joel is married to Anna-Kate Pizzini and they have two children, Luca and Isabella.

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