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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.
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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 12pmWinner National Building Design of the Year 2016Balcony seats 150 overlooking unparalleled views of King Valley and Black RangesVenue available for weddings, conference groups, meets and private eventsLuxury Guest House accommodation just a few minutes stroll from cellar doorCellar Door tastings are complimentary
Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pmMon: 10:00am till 5:00pmTue: 10:00am till 5:00pmWed: 10:00am till 5:00pmThu: 10:00am till 5:00pmFri: 10:00am till 5:00pmSat: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm till 5:00pmMon: 12:00pm till 5:00pmTue: 12:00pm till 5:00pmWed: 12:00pm till 5:00pmThu: 12:00pm till 5:00pmFri: 12:00pm till 5:00pmSat: 12:00pm till 5:00pm
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.
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