Tour, tasting & lunch
Set amongst rolling hills reminiscent of the French countryside, Dominique Portet is a young winery steeped in European history.
Undulating vineyards and lush lawns frame the Cellar Door and Bistro, whose European design, complete with white French doors and shutters, reflects the rich French heritage of the Portet family. Explore the estate and discover 10 generations of winemaking legacy with an intimate tasting, savour delectable classics paired with impeccable wine at the French Bistro or go beyond the cellar door to learn the story behind the family name and the secrets of the thriving vineyards.
Often referred to as winemaking royalty, the Portet family story originates in Bordeaux, where Dominique Portet's father André Portet, served as régisseur (vineyard & winery manager) at Château Lafite-Rothschild. Since 1976 Dominique Portet has been a pioneer of the renaissance of Australia’s cool-climate wine industry, founding renowned sparkling wine house Taltarni in the Pyrenees and Clover Hill in Tasmania.
The winery is now under the helm of son Ben, who continues more than 40 years of dedicated family wine craftsmanship in Australia, forging a new chapter in a winemaking story that spans more than a century, specialising in sparkling wine, sauvignon blanc, rosé and shiraz. His acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon is renowned for being one of the best in the country, an elegant drop of Bordeaux right here in our own backyard.
The picturesque Yarra Valley is famous for the quality and flavour of its wine, with more than 80 wineries crafting sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The cool climate (warmer than Burgundy but cooler than Bordeaux) is ideal for viticulture. With more than 4000 hectares under vine, it is one of the most visited wine regions in Australia. Located 50km north-east of Melbourne.
Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir.
870 Maroondah Hwy, Coldsdtream 3770
Visit during autumn when the Yarra Valley enjoys mild days, cool nights, and is resplendent with colourful foliage.
Located approximately 1 hour's drive from Melbourne on the Maroondah Highway
Cellar Door open Wednesday to Sunday: 10.30am - 5pm
L'Apero Lunch available Wednesday to Sunday
(03) 5962 5760