Why are they so fabulous?
They’re one of Australia’s first families of wine, and they’re still going from strength to strength. We love them for their large range (there really is a De Bortoli wine for every taste, budget and every occasion), their commitment to family and tradition, and their continued striving to produce good quality wines at every price point.
A bit of De Bortoli history
Having made the Riverina their heartland where, in 1928, Italian migrants Vittorio and Giuseppina established De Bortoli, they have expanded into some of Australia’s best known wine regions across Victoria and New South Wales including the Yarra, King and Hunter Valleys. It was their son, Deen De Bortoli, who oversaw the expansion and consolidation of the business.
And now De Bortoli Wines is now in it’s third generation of leadership. Each of Vittorio and Giuseppina’s four grandchildren play an active role in the business. Darren, the eldest of the family is Managing Director, his sister Leanne manages the Yarra Valley Estate with her winemaker husband Steve Webber, Kevin De Bortoli is viticultural manager, and Victor is the company’s Export Director.
Leanne De Bortoli speaks for the entire family when she says “We are proud of our heritage and determined to leave a legacy for future generations.” And don’t we like that.
Which wines should you try?
The De Bortoli range is deeper than your nanna’s trousseau! So many fabulous wines produced from their estates dotted across several of Australia’s wine regions.
Some of our faves include those from the Yarra Valley and King Valley estates. Look out for La Boheme and Bella Riva, as well as the full Yarra Valley three tier range –Single Vineyard, The Estate Vineyard and Villages.
And of course, De Bortoli only produce the most lauded and successful dessert wine in Australia – Noble One.
De Bortoli have three cellar doors and estates you can visit:
- De Bortoli Yarra Valley 58 Pinnacle Ln, Dixons Creek VIC 3775 – home to Locale Restaurant
- De Bortoli Bilbul De Bortoli Road, Bilbul NSW 2680
- De Bortoli Hunter Valley 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2320