Dominique Portet Winery – The best of Yarra Valley

Australia’s wine is known throughout the world as being among the very best. With a wide range of wineries spread out across the country’s most luscious and fruitful areas, it’s no wonder that they have such a towering reputation. Victoria is home to some of Australia’s very best wineries, just 90km’s east of Melbourne the Yarra Valley can be found, boasting 160 wineries and over 300 vineyards.

Yarra Valley was first discovered to be an ideal landscape for vineyards in 1838, the soil and the Yarra River running through the valley providing the perfect conditions for the grapevines. The thriving wine-growing industry owes its success to the grey soil with pockets of granite which best suits the production of premium quality wines.

Nestled in the heart of the valley lies the Dominique Portet Winery. Through ten generations of winemakers, the Portet family has developed an unparalleled understanding of the inner workings of their winery. The art of winemaking for this family began in the bountiful vineyards of Bordeaux, with a keen interest in wine sparking a long line of descendants who possessed the same passion. Dominique Portet picked up this trade and took it with him to Australia, where he developed one of Yarra Valleys very best wineries. His son, Ben Portet, has now continued in his forebears’ footsteps, maintaining the family legacy admirably.

The Dominique Portet winery displays a rich, Mediterranean atmosphere which reflects its roots in southern France. The sweeping lawns and vast vineyards mingled with the modern rooms exude a sense of class and style like no other. From the terraces of the French Café, you will have an incredible view of the breathtaking winery around you as you enjoy a delicious lunch served using only the finest artisanal ingredients. The cellar door transports you to the beautiful countryside of France as you walk among the large oak barrels, treating your senses to the delectable taste, smell and sight of the wine as you taste it fresh from the barrel. Ben Portet Specialises in sparkling wine, sauvignon blanc, rosé and shiraz and has developed an award-winning cabernet sauvignon that has consistently stood out as the very best throughout the entire Yarra Valley region.

A visit to the Dominique Portet Winery in Yarra Valley is sure to be an unforgettable trip as you are treated to the luxurious experience of wine tasting in one of the country’s leading wine regions.

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