Dal Zotto Timeline

  • 1948

    The year Otto Dal Zotto was born. The image is of his hometown – Valdobbiadene. The home of Prosecco.

  • 1952

    The year Otto Dal Zotto remembers having his very first sip of Prosecco. This took place in his parent’s kitchen in Valdobbiadene.

  • 1967

    Otto arrives in Australia and ready to take on the world.

  • 1968

    The year Otto planted his very first Tobacco field in the King Valley.

  • 1970

    The most important date in Dal Zotto history. This was the year Otto married the love of his life – Elena Pizzini. 

  • 1987

    Otto & Elena establish Dal Zotto Wines, thus ending their tobacco era.

  • 1999

    Dal Zotto Wines makes Australian wine industry history when they planted the very first Prosecco vineyard in the King Valley.

  • 2004

    The first Dal Zotto Prosecco is released on to the market - only 200 dozen.

  • 2009

    In 2009 Michael Dal Zotto was awarded a prestigious International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) fellowship, given to industry leaders to travel and further build their skills and knowledge.. Michael travelled to Valdobbiadene, the birthplace of Prosecco (and Otto of course) to learn from the original Prosecco producers

  • 2010

    Dal Zotto Wines wins the award for Best Value Sparkling Wine in Australia in the 2011 AGE Good Wine Guide by Nick Stock.

  • 2019

    Dal Zotto Wines wins the 2020 Wine Companion 'Dark Horse' Winery of the Year. recognition for Michael, Christian, Otto and Elena's hard work and dedication over many years.