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World-class Chardonnay from international winemaking royalty. With the Fontaine, legendary vintner Dominique Portet and winemaker son Ben reflect the elegance and complexity of France through the lens of the Yarra Valley, where cool mists and emerald hills conspire to grow some of the most exceptional Chardonnay on the planet. This New World benchmark, crafted from single-vineyard fruit from the upper Yarra Valley, sings of a grace and balance duly illustrated on the label — where an intricate golden symbol, designed by Portet family friend and famed Greek jeweller Ilias Lalaonis, stands sentinel.
Expect to find
Texture, complexity, expertly calibrated oak, and a pitch-perfect citrus-richness balance
For extra French flair, grab a bite at Dominique Portet’s charming on-site bistro.
Drink now or by 2025.
With light summer salads and seafood — or the French staple coq au vin.
Old World royalty on an Aussie throne
If there’s such a thing as winemaking royalty, Dominique Portet has a solid claim to the throne. The son of a former vineyard manager at the esteemed Château Lafite-Rothschild, he’s a classically trained oenologist with experience spanning both Old World and New — Provence, the Rhône Valley, Napa Valley, a stint at Champagne titan Moët et Chandon — who, back in the ‘70s, set out on a mission to find a wine region to rival his beloved Bordeaux.
After searching the world over, he made his home amongst the green vines and gentle hills of the Yarra Valley, where he promptly set himself up as the region’s preeminent cool-climate pioneer. Dominique now works alongside his son — 10th-generation winemaker Ben, a wildly accomplished vintner in his own right — at his namesake establishment, creating structured, worldly wines reminiscent of Bordeaux and worthy of the Portet family’s remarkable pedigree.
International winemaking royalty
10 generations of prestige and pedigree
Structured, award-winning Yarra Valley wines influenced by Bordeaux