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Celebrate Bastille Day 14 July

Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, is celebrated on July 14th each year. It marks the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution. This day symbolises freedom, unity, and the birth of the modern French nation. Across the world, people celebrate with fireworks, parades, and indulging in French culture and cuisine.

Situated in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Dominique Portet Winery embodies French winemaking tradition, blending centuries-old techniques with Australia's unique terroir. Founded by Dominique Portet, a ninth-generation winemaker from Bordeaux, it reflects a deep French heritage and a commitment to quality.

Celebrate Bastille Day with two unique experiences: the André Experience and Le Tour de Rosé

The André Experience

Step into the world of Dominique Portet’s winemaking legacy. This behind-the-scenes tour, led by an experienced wine educator, takes you through the estate’s rich history. You'll delve into ten generations of winemaking tradition.

In the André room, enjoy a tutored wine tasting with a stunning view of the working winery. Taste a curated selection of current Yarra Valley releases, including single vineyard wines and the flagship André Cabernet Sauvignon. Afterwards, head to the cellar door for a delightful selection of French family classics, perfectly paired with matching wines.

For an elevated experience, upgrade to the ‘museum wine match’. This includes beautifully aged Portet classics from the family cellar, adding a touch of history to your tasting.

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Le Tour de Rosé Experience

Since 1989, the Portet family has been producing exceptional rosé in Australia. The Le Tour de Rosé experience highlights this legacy with three different styles: Sparkling Brut Rosé, Fontaine Rosé, and a new Single Vineyard Rosé.

You'll receive a warm welcome from a Dominique Portet host, who will guide you through the estate’s history. Enjoy three exquisite rosés paired with charcuterie, cheese, and rustic baguette. It's the perfect match for these refreshing wines. Santé!

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Special Bastille Day Menu

Dominique Portet is celebrating Bastille Day with a special menu available at multiple times throughout the day. This is a wonderful opportunity to indulge in French cuisine and wine in a beautiful setting. 

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Published 9 July 2024.