Victorian High Country

Pizzini is one of the more respected wineries in the King Valley region. It also has the A Tavola cooking school (4½-hour class $155) with a focus on Italian dishes; check the website for the schedule. Vineyard accommodation ($195) is in a cosy self-contained cottage and includes a breakfast hamper.

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