King Valley Art Show 2018

Queen’s Birthday Weekend

The King Valley Art Show  is held over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend and attracts over 400 artworks from local, intrastate and interstate artists, crafted in a diverse range of styles and mediums. 

Venue:  King Valley Cucina & King River Brewing                                                               4515 Wangaratta – Whitfield Road, Whitfield

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about the Committee that makes this event possible…

KVAS Inc is made up of enthusiastic art-lovers from the King Valley and surrounds who also share a passion for the King Valley as a place to live and visit.

This group meets regularly for much of the year to co-ordinate the art show and ensure a worthwhile experience for the large number of visitors. There is much ‘behind-the-scenes’ activity. Each show benefits from the experiences and feedback of previous events, and comments from visitors, artists and sponsors are always welcome.

Until late in 2011 KVAS Inc operated as a sub- committee of the King Valley Tourism Association Inc. It is now a not-for-profit incorporated body.

Current committee members are Anita Laurence (President), Emma Jones (Vice President), Michael Ashby (Secretary), Rowena Tainton (Treasurer), Julie Tyler, Karen Watson, & Brianna Munt.

Vale Barbara Ann Sartori 1960 – 2013
A committee member since the inception of the King Valley Art Show. Sadly missed.

Past committee members:

Chris Hazel (2007 – 2013)
Wendy Wilson (1998 – 2011)
Bernadette Kock
Sue Rowell
Lynda Hood
Carmel O’Beirne
Paul Koulis
Julie Carolane
Margaret Butt
Megan Star
Rob Humphrey
Kath Ellem

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A tavola! Cooking School with Katrina Pizzini

Katrina’s hands on classes will leave participants relaxed, empowered and inspired by the end of each session.

All cooking classes are taught in the purpose built A tavola! Cooking School at Pizzini Wines.

The kitchen is equipped for up to ten participants in each class. Cooking classes run annually excluding the months of August and September. Each class runs for approximately four hours.

Bookings can be made online (below), by calling the winery on phone 03 5729 8278 or via email Inquiries regarding private group bookings (friends, family or corporate) are welcome.


Standard Class Price: $140
Vino e Vita Club Member: $130
Additional guest for lunch only: $33

Pastries and Puds

Master the art of making different types of pastry for use in both savoury and sweet dishes. Not just about pastry – learn how to make some lovely dessert dishes too.

Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto

Make pasta and the perfect gnocchi and the sauces that go with them. Participants will also learn how to make the perfect risotto.

Lunching Ladies… & Lads

Ladies who lunch will love this class. A combination of our cooking classes, prepare entree, main and dessert, then sit and chat with old and new friends over lunch. Lads are welcome!

Antipasti, Tapas & Dumplings

Prepare an array of entree sized dishes to serve as starters, from dumplings, gyoza and tapas and lots in-between.

Corporate, Educational
& Social Groups

Gather work colleagues, like minded friends and family
or study groups and choose your own class from the
classes listed. Start either 10am or 4pm.

Whistle Stop Tour of Street Food

A world tour of dishes enjoyed by the populous including curries, noodles, kebabs, fishcakes and salads.

Vegan cooking

The Vegan diet is more than a way of eating, it is becoming a lifestyle choice for those that are aware of the sustainability of our earth’s resources as well as healthy food choices. This class will enhance your repertoire as it will cover both savoury and sweet dishes.

Gnocchi 3 Ways

If only life was as sweet as Nonna’s gnocchi! This class will focus on making potato gnocchi, ricotta gnocchi as well as other vegetables that you can use to make this family favourite.

Single & Loving It

Lean how to make delicious and interesting dishes for one; maximising flavour and saving time and effort.

Getting Ready for Xmas

Join Katrina to learn how to make a selection of dishes that can be added to your family’s new food traditions for Christmas Day.

Blokes & Barrels

Class $175 per person, Vino e Vita wine club $165

Alfred makes a cameo appearance in this class, so gather your mates and have fun while learning new recipes and skills. After lunch Alfred takes you to his inner sanctum where you will have an educational wine experience you will never forget.


Class and Dinner : $195
Dinner Only: $145
Wine Tasting: $45

The Dinner Party

Gather 16-20 people for an afternoon of cooking and a long evening of eating. Eight members of the group will spend the afternoon in the kitchen with Katrina preparing a four course feast, while the remainder of the group can spend their time exploring the King Valley.
In the evening everyone sits down to the dishes prepared during the afternoon, each course will be paired with a Pizzini wine.

A special wine tasting can be organised for those not cooking for The Dinner Party, including a vineyard tour and barrel tasting in the winery.

Pig on a spit dinner party

Our popular dinner party class with a twist. Gather 16-20 people for a memorable afternoon. Eight to ten members of the group will spend the afternoon with Katrina and Alfredo preparing a show stopping spit roast pig and delicious accompaniments, while the remainder of the group can choose to have an educational wine experience in the vineyard and at Cellar Door. As evening rolls the whole group gather at Cellar Door to enjoy the feast.

A special wine tasting can be organised for those not cooking for The Dinner Party, including a vineyard tour and barrel tasting in the winery.