Arguably the most successful of all Yarra Valley wineries, not only in terms of the sheer volume of production, but also taking into account the quality of its wines. It is run by the husband and wife team of Leanne De Bortoli and Steve Webber, but owned by the De Bortoli family. The wines are released in three quality and price groups: at the top Single Vineyard, then Estate Grown, and in third place, Villages. Small volume labels also increase the offer with Riorret Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Melba, La Bohème, an aromatic range of Yarra Valley wines, and Vinoque, enabling trials (at the commercial level) of new varieties and interesting blends in the Yarra. The BellaRiva Italian varietal wines are sourced from the King Valley, and Windy Peak from Vic regions, including the Yarra, King Valley and Heathcote. Finally, in mid-2016, De Bortoli purchased one of the most distinguished Upper Yarra vineyards, Lusatia Park. Exports to all major markets.
At De Bortoli a “hands on’ approach in the vineyard and “hands off” approach in the winery reflects the family philosophy of allowing fruit and terroir to be fully expressed in every bottle.
The De Bortoli Estate is one of the largest in the Yarra Valley with more than 240 hectares under vine.
Stephen Webber, Sarah Fagan, Andrew Bretherton
7 days 10–5
Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek, Vic 3775
(03) 5965 2271
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