De Bortoli Wines, Hunter Valley

532 Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

With over 90 years of winemaking, De Bortoli Wines is not one to miss when visiting Hunter Valley.

De Bortoli Wines has vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Riverina, Yarra Valley, and Rutherglen. Multiple vineyards mean there are many different types of wines produced by De Bortoli Wines.

The cellar door in the Hunter Valley has a view overlooking the vineyard. All year round it looks different but a great time to visit is when the vines are blooming between April to October.

The history of De Bortoli Wines

In 1928 Vittorio De Bortoli bought a mixed fruit farm. The same year there had a glut of shiraz grapes and Vittorio got heaps from other farmers. These grapes he got for free and crushed them all. Before he knew it, people wanted to buy wine from him.

Vittorio got married to Giuseppina and had three children. One of the children, Deen started working at the winery in 1951 when he was only 15. This was the start of newer generations working at the winery and expanding it further.

De Bortoli Wines went on to win awards and expand further with more vineyards across the country.

The wines of De Bortoli

De Bortoli Wines’ first batch of wine that got produced was shiraz and still over 90 years later De Bortoli Wines are making delicious shiraz. You can buy a range of red, white, and dessert wines such as tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, rosè, prosecco and much more.

What can I do at De Bortoli Wines?

If you’re planning to make a visit to the De Bortoli Wines, here are a few ideas you can do while you enjoy the surrounding scenery.

  • Wine tasting

    At the Hunter Valley cellar door, there is a general tasting available. You can try a sample of some of the best De Bortoli wines for a small fee. With the fee you pay, it will go towards a bottle of wine you purchase.

    The wines you try will be a variety from all the vineyards and you can enjoy a selection of peckish foods from Roberto’s Gourmet Dispensa.

  • Roberto’s Gourmet Dispensa

    Taste a variety of local and imported cheeses, as well as olives and charcuterie items. You can include these with your wine tasting too.

    Or perhaps you may want to buy a selection of gourmet Mediterranean foods for takeaway and enjoy it with a bottle of De Bortoli wine.

  • Events

    De Bortoli Wines has a range of different events throughout the year. The most common and ongoing events include sip and paint classes, school BBQs, weekend markets, and a chance to buy the best Sydney Rock Oysters.

Make sure you check out De Bortoli Wines during your next visit to the Hunter Valley and a handful of other local wineries nearby.

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