Presented by Citi.
Join us for a virtual tasting with Olé & Obrigado, a US importer of artisanal wine and spirits from Spain and Portugal. A collaboration among native Spanish and Portuguese business partners Patrick Mata, Alberto Orte, and Rui Abecassis, Olé & Obrigado has brought an authentic representation of the people, traditions, cuisine, and geography of Spain and Portugal directly to the US for over 20 years. A highly specialized wine import company, Olé & Obrigado offers the most comprehensive and well-curated collection of wines from the Iberian Peninsula available in the U.S. and was named a Wine & Spirits “Importer of the Year” in 2020.
Olé & Obrigado is a collaboration among business partners Patrick Mata, Alberto Orte, and Rui Abecassis.
Olé & Obrigado represents a collection of fine wines crafted by family-owned wineries in Spain and Portugal.
With our owners living in Portugal and the U.S. they branch the Atlantic Ocean.
Rui started building a curated collection of wines honoring the places, grapes, and winegrowers of Portugal in 2010.
In 2013, Patrick and Alberto joined forces with Rui, combining their passion, experience, and expertise
Together, this pan-Iberian team is committed to importing accessible yet compelling artisanal wines that deliver a sense of place with precision.
Since Olé & Obrigado was founded, social responsibility has been at the center of their core values.
They have raised over $750,000 for important causes that make the world a better place through the Liquid Geography rosé line, live and virtual events, and other special campaigns.
In 2022, Olé & Obrigado became one of the first importers in the U.S. to be Certified Carbon Neutral.