The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that is still told, four generations later, across Australia. From humble beginnings in 1928, Vittorio first made wine for family and friends.
De Bortoli is still very much a family business with a strong reputation for premium wine, firstly through their iconic dessert wine Noble One and then via the success of the cool climate wines produced at the family’s Yarra Valley estate.
Based at their ‘Home of the Brave‘ winery in the Barossa, First Drop (aka Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas) make eclectic styles from unique vineyards in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.
Embarking on their vinous journey in 2005, they were an early standard bearer for ‘pushing boundaries’ (a flag they continue to fly), and recognised as inaugural winners of the Young Gun of Wine award.