De Bortoli Wines was established in the Riverina region of New South Wales in 1928, four years after the founder, Vittorio De Bortoli and his wife Giuseppina migrated to Australia from Northern Italy.
Now one of Australia's largest family-owned wine companies and a proud member of Australia's First Families of Wine, De Bortoli have embraced a culture of sharing good wine, good food and good times with family and friends for more than 80 years.
In 1987 Leanne De Bortoli and her husband, De Bortoli Chief Winemaker, Steve Webber, established the Yarra Valley winery and restaurant. The vision for the Yarra Valley Estate was to produce high quality cool climate wines which express the best the Yarra Valley wine region has to offer.
The De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate has gone from strength to strength, winning numerous international and national awards as well as offering an ever-changing indulgent experience for its visitors.
WineOnline.ie are delighted to welcome European export director Francis Aguilar to Dublin, where he will present the full range of De Bortoli Wines on January 28th 2015. The tasting will take place in the tapas bar of the infamous Bon Appetit restaurant in Malahide, Co Dublin. Francis will talk us through a handpicked selection of De Bortoli's wines, while you taste them all. It will include the latest range from award winning winemaker Steve Webber - simply titled 'La Boheme' - These wines consist of a Syrah Gamay blend and a Pinot Gris, both from the Yarra Valley.
The tasting will take place from 7pm - 8.30pm in the tapas bar of Bon Appetit, Malahide. Places are strictly limited to 30 and complimentary cheese and tapas plates will be served. Tickets for this unmissable evening are €15 and can be ordered directly from WineOnline.ie now.
Bon Appetit are offering a 5 course tasting menu for €70, for all attendees following the tasting. If you would like to book, you can do so by contacting the restaurant directly on (01) 8450314 quoting 'De Bortoli Tasting'
'I am especially excited that are welcoming De Bortoli to host a tasting in Dublin. Steve Webbers wines are amongst my all time favourites. His winemaking paired with the climate of the Yarra Valley produces the most exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, and he does things his way. He changes the whole perception of Australian Chardonnay in one taste!" Will Mullin, WineOnline.ie
The Wines to taste:
The Accomplice Chardonnay, Riverina, 2013
The Accomplice Shiraz, Riverina, 2013
Windy Peak Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, 2012
Windy Peak, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2013
Yarra Valley 'Estate Grown' Chardonnay, 2013
Yarra Valley 'Estate Grown' Pinot Noir, 2014
La Boheme Syrah Gamay, Act Four, Yarra Valley, 2014
La Boheme, Pinot Gris & Friends, Act Three, Yarra Valley, 2014