Santé to the quiet achievers!

Dominique Portet clocks up 40 vintages in Australia this year – a small drop in the ocean for a family boasting 10 generations of French winemaking. But to herald the milestone, Q’s collaborated with the Portet’s to devise a series of promotions and celebrations that match their vive la difference – an understated style that’s all about elegant wine and hospitality, not fashion statements.

From their Yarra Valley base, there’s the chance to chat with Dominique and son Ben at cellar door about their favourite vintages over petanque, raclette and red wine; be part of a cabernet master class with wine reviewer Nick Stock; enjoy a retrospective lunch with a menu of French classics from the past 40 years matched with museum wines in their Barrel Room or dine at Dominique’s favourite restaurants around the country for hosted wine dinners. We can’t wait to help produce the ’40 vintages en Australie’ celebrations and herald a business that conscientiously goes about their craft.  More at