King Valley

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251 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt, Vic 3678
King Valley VIC
(03) 5729 8220
(03) 5729 8253
Opening Hours
7 days 10-5
Warren Proft
25 000
100 hectares

James' Review

Arnie and Jo Pizzini's substantial vineyards in the Cheshunt and Whitfield areas of the upper King Valley have been planted to riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot gris, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, barbera, sagrantino, marzemino and arneis. The La Zona range ties in the Italian heritage of the Pizzinis and is part of the intense interest in all things Italian. It also produces a Prosecco, contract-grown in the King Valley. In January '16 the Chrismont Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder was opened. As well as a 7-day cellar door, the new development can seat up to 300 guests, and is designed to host weddings, corporate events, business conferences and group celebrations. A feature is the ?floating' deck over the vineyard, which can seat up to 150 people and has floor-to-ceiling glass looking out over the Black Ranges and King Valley landscape. Exports to the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

Author: James Halliday

About this winery

Located in the upper reaches of King Valley, the Chrismont Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder is a culinary centrepiece celebrating contemporary winemaking and authentic Italian dining.

Since the first Chrismont vine was planted in 1980, owners Arnie and Jo have become known for producing diverse interpretations of Mediterranean and classic European varietals from their cool-climate vineyards in Cheshunt and Whitfield.

Like grapes and wine, hospitality is also in their blood, which inspired the 2015 opening of a state-of-the-art wine and food centerpiece that combines the flavours of their Sicilian and northern Italian heritages with their contemporary Chrismont, La Zona and Riserva wines.

Winner of the coveted National Building Design of the Year Award 2016, visitors will appreciate its contemporary interior and sleek architecure that captures unparalleled views of the King Valley. From it’s elevated position visitors feel as though they are floating above the vines, providing a magnificent backdrop and inviting space for visitors to indulge in and relax over casual dining or special occasions such as weddings or group celebrations.

Chrismont also features elegant Guest House accommodation set amongst the vines, making it an idyllic place to restore, relax and rejuvenate.


Open seven-day-a-week for wine tasting and restaurant dining.
Cellar door: 10am-5pm. Restaurant and Larder: from 12pm
Winner National Building Design of the Year 2016
Balcony seats 150 overlooking unparalleled views of King Valley and Black Ranges
Venue available for weddings, conference groups, meets and private events
Luxury Guest House accommodation just a few minutes stroll from cellar door
Cellar Door tastings are complimentary

Cellar Door

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Chrismont Cellar Door
251 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt Victoria 3678
Closed Christmas Day.
Food - Restaurant

Sun: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Mon: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Tue: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm till 5:00pm

Cuisine: italian

The Chrismont Restaurant and Larder is the realisation of a 20-year dream to create a destination that blends contemporary King Valley winemaking with a personalised style of hospitality built on authenticity, flavour and generosity.

With an ever-changing menu that blends the seasons with inspirations from time-honoured family recipes, dishes reflect Chrismont's Sicilian and northern Italian cultures, designed for shared or individual day-time dining, seven days a week.


Chrismont Guest House is nestled in the upper reaches of the King Valley and embodies this leading winemaker's spirit of hospitality.

Offering wine and food lovers a luxurious base to explore the region, the Tuscan-inspired modern villa accommodates up to eight adults and is just minutes away from the natural beauty of Paradise Falls and Lake William Hovell and just a few hours drive from Melbourne.

Completely unwind with a Gourmet Package of breakfast items for the next day. Add antipasto and chilled La Zona Prosecco for your arrival, or book in for a wine tasting or lunch at Chrismont’s new Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder just a few minutes stroll from your accommodation.

Rest in the spacious living area equipped with a television, DVD and CD player. Every detail from bed-linen to coffee beans is considered, with each room opening to views over the undulating vineyards shadowed by the spectacular Alpine mountains.

Create a dine-in feast in the fully-equipped kitchen from the region's abundant produce, or stock up on items from the Chrismont Larder prepared onsite.

Your hosts Arnie and Jo can tailor itineraries to suit your interests, from bush-walking to wine tasting and as true King Valley locals their knowledge gives you the key to the region.

View our packages and accommodation features and facilities:

Download the latest stocklist - Stocklist_14_05.pdf

Distribution Information

Bacchus Wine Merchants - VIC, NSW, ACT, Qld - 1300 309 773
The Wine Gang - WA - 0434 726 165

International Sales Information

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Information Provided By: Chrismont
  • Event name:
    Weekend Fit for a King - regional celebration
    09 Jun 2018 to 11 Jun 2018
    10:00:AM to 17:00:PM
    Held over the Queen’s birthday long weekend, Weekend Fit for a King is a delicious celebration of our cherished King Valley home and way of life. Dine on a glorious menu of authentic dishes in touch with the season and our family’s cultural connection to Italy’s north and south, exclusive to our restaurant and larder where bookings are a must. With dining from 12noon, this a la carte menu has been designed to satisfy as a quick tasty lunch while seeing as much of the weekend’s experiences as you can, or a long, leisurely affair surrounded by the warmth of our magnificent open fireplace and elevated King Valley views. On the pour in cellar door will be a trail-blazing trio of new vintage releases from our hugely popular La Zona range. And as a rare treat, we’ll also be pouring our Riserva range of handcrafted wines representing the best of Chrismont’s King Valley viticulture and winemaking, including Arnaldo Sangiovese Cabernet and IL Re, 'The King' Nebbiolo (tasting fee applies). So don’t delay – enquire or book now! We look forward to welcoming and hosting you at Chrismont for this year’s Weekend Fit for a King.
  • Event name:
    Host your next Conference or business meeting at Chrismont
    01 Aug 2017 to 31 Jul 2018
    00:00:AM to 00:00:AM
    We know how important the right location for a business meeting or networking event is. That’s why our new Cellar Door, Restaurant and Events complex is also a state-of-the-art building with custom designed spaces for hosting corporate events such as conferences, team-building days, product launches and intimate executive retreats. With a spacious balcony for breathing in the pristine King Valley air, floor to ceiling glass walls allowing in natural light, and a talented kitchen to design the right menu, we can ensure your delegates remain fresh for creative, focused and energised thinking. Enquire with us today.
  • Event name:
    Host your own special occasion at Chrismont
    01 Aug 2017 to 31 Jul 2018
    00:00:AM to 00:00:AM
    Special occasions with family and friends comes in all shapes and sizes, and at Chrismont our new wine, food and events complex will help elevate everyone’s memory of the day just that little bit more. Whether it be an anniversary, birthday, engagement, retirement, holiday gathering, or just an excuse to get the family or a bunch of friends together, Chrismont’s new restaurant and events team can help tailor the moment for you. Enquire with us today on hosting and booking your own special occasion at Chrismont.
  • Event name:
    King Valley Prosecco Road
    03 Aug 2017 to 01 Aug 2018
    00:00:AM to 00:00:AM
    ‘Prosecco Road’ is an exciting wine trail especially for lovers of this popular Italian-inspired sparkling white wine. Chrismont is one of a small handful of the King Valley winemakers at the forefront of Australia’s awakening to the wine, who grow, make and work passionately together to put the spotlight on this special wine style that’s already winning fans in the Northern Hemisphere. Along the Prosecco Road you can experience intimate tastings with the makers, savour rustic Italian cuisine and enjoy conversations about the meaning of life over a game of bocce, simply by booking direct with the winemakers. For full information on the King Valley Prosecco Road experience visit:
  • Event name:
    La Dolce Vita - regional celebration
    18 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017
    10:00:AM to 17:00:PM
    Experience the feeling of floating above the vines this La Dolce Vita weekend with a visit to Chrismont’s award-winning Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder. With its spacious modern design and elevated position promising magnificent views across the rich King Valley landscape, dine the afternoon away on dishes celebrating the flavours of Sicily and Italy’s north matched to an impressive collection of contemporary varietal wines. Treat yourself to Chrismont’s extensive range of classic European and Mediterranean styles with a tasting in the custom designed cellar door. This first time release will be accompanied at the tasting bench with other spring-time-favourites including Prosecco, Arneis, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Fragolino. Savoury reds are not overlooked with popular choices such as Barbera, Sagrantino, Sangiovese and Tempranillo on the pour. A rare treat will also be the chance to taste Chrismont’s Riserva handcrafted wines representing the pinnacle of Chrismont’s King Valley viticulture and winemaking. Deliciously honest food, breathtaking views, award-winning architecture, warm hospitality and cool climate wines – what more can you ask for over your La Dolce Vita weekend at Chrismont.
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