VIRTUAL TASTING: Portugal with David Kemmerer of Olé & Obrigado

VIRTUAL TASTING: Portugal with David Kemmerer of Olé & Obrigado

Virtual Tasting: Portugal with David Kemmerer of Olé & Obrigado
Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tasting of Portugal with Olé & Obrigado's David Kemmerer. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.

PRO TIPS: Make it a date night! Pick up our Cheese & Charcuterie platter from the Grab-N-Go fridge or order dinner for take-out or curbside. 

Tasting Menu $44

Fita da FitaPreta 2018 (18)

FitaPreta Tinto 2018 (26)

Cheese Plate Upgrade (3 cheese/1 charcuterie) $20

Please email Rob to reserve your wine.

About Fitapreta:

Fitapreta is the culmination of a partnership between a young, dynamic Portuguese winemaker and a British-born viticulturist, dedicated to a new examination of terroir in the Alentejo. The winemaker Antonio Macanita returned home to his native Portugal after winemaking stints in Napa, Australia and France, most notably Ch. Lynch Bages. David Booth, the viticulturist, was already well established in Portugal when they began work together in 2004. Fitapreta operates on the Portuguese idea of “Palpite” or intuition when it comes to their viticulture and winemaking. With this trust of the land and the natural growth process of the vineyard, they are able to make wines that are imbued with a singular sense of place. They operate on a strictly gravity-fed basis in the winery, to avoid any harsh treatment of the must. All wines are spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts. Small parcels of each vineyard are fermented separately to preserve distinct stylistic qualities. These are then blended to achieve a layered, complete picture of the terroir.

About David Kemmerer:

National Sales Manager David Kemmerer joined the Ole & Obrigado team in 2009, but has sold this portfolio of wines in several capacities for the entirety of his wine career—and it never gets old! He first got to know Patrick Mata, cofounder of Ole Imports, in 2005 while working in wine retail in Georgia. David later joined one of the famous “Olé trips” while working as a brand manager in wine distribution. After finally having the opportunity to visit and connect in person with the winemarkers and wineries he had been selling for so many years, it all came together and he joined the team. Based in Atlanta, David manages the national network of distributors in the US, and spends his days sharing the work of passionate and innovative winemakers with trade partners around the country. A favorite “a-ha moment” memory comes from his first visit to Torremorón in Ribera del Duero, a winery unlike he had pictured in reading all the textbooks. The vision of a group of families pulling together an absolute treasure trove of old vineyards and making a simple wine for all to consume and enjoy with family and friends continues to inspire him, and he’s been hooked ever since.

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