Grande Vindima

Importer – MICHAEL WREN
Established – 2009
Specialities – Portuguese wines and olive oils
Producers represented – Monte Vehlo, Muros Antigos, Dona Paterna, Vadio, Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Esporao, Plainas, Quinta da Mata, Boas Vinhas, Assobio, Magalhaes, Andresen
Contact Michael - 0416 307 804 or michael@portuguesewine.com.au
Website - portuguesewine.com.au

 

Michael Wren founded GRANDE VINDIMA in 2009, having immersed himself in Portuguese wines and culture for the past decade. GRANDE VINDIMA’s portfolio covers the main premium wine regions of Portugal including Douro, Alentejo, Dao, Bairrada and Vinho Verde. The company has a firm belief in education and in growing the level of knowledge of Portugal, it’s regions, varieties, wines, wineries, and winemakers; GRANDE VINDIMA is the go-to, Portuguese, fine wine specialist.

Michael started the company with just two wines: a Vinho Verde that he had made exclusively for GRANDE VINDIMA, and a 2003 Douro red. The wines were aimed at high-end bars, restaurants and fine wine stores and quickly sold out. The range rapidly expanded to over forty wines, and now includes espumante, Vinho Verde wines, white, red and rose table wines, white and red ports, as well as a selection of olive oils. Soon Portuguese beer will be added to the growing and diverse portfolio.

GRANDE VINDIMA currently distributes to VIC, NSW, SA and WA, and plans are in place to move into QLD and ACT in the near future.


Like many in the wine industry, Michael has enjoyed an envious career thus far: first completing a BA (Hons) in Classical Archaeology at the University of Sydney, then Oenology at Roseworthy in Adelaide, and then finally, taking the opportunity to follow the sun, working vintages around the world. He has completed vintages in the Napa, USA, Alentejo, and Douro in Portugal. Closer to home, he has worked vintages at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, Lowe Family Wines in Mudgee, and Mitchelton at Nagambie.

Michael’s passion, however, is with Portuguese wines. A fluent Portuguese speaker, he takes every opportunity to immerse himself further into the country’s culture, and so founding GRANDE VINDIMA was a natural progression for him.


Monte Vehlo Branco 2009
Monte Vehlo Red 2009
Muros Antigos Loureiro 2010
Muros Antigos Vinho Verde 2010
Dona Paterna Alvarinho 2010
Vadio White 2009
Vadio Red 2009
Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas 2009 (white)
Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas 2009 (red)
Esporao Verdelho 2010
Esporao Reserva White 2009
Esporao Reserve Tinto 2008
Plainas Vinho Vere Rose 2010
Quinta da Mata Maceda Reserva 2003
Boas Vinhas Tinto 2009
Assobio 2009
Magalhaes Special Ruby Port
Magalhaes Vintage Port 2004
Andresen 10 Year White Tawny

Michael has a keen eye for top quality, little-known Portuguese wines at great prices. This is just a sample of what he imports. For more information about the other Portuguese wines that he imports, please call Michael on 0416 307 804 or email him at michael@portuguesewine.com.au

Better yet, come and have a chat to him at the Specialist Importers Collective Trade Tasting on Tuesday 26th June at La Vita Buona, City Square.