Olé & Obrigado – Wine with Heart & Soul

Olé & Obrigado – Wine with Heart & Soul

Bringing the best of Spain & Portugal to the U.S.

Type Virtual Tasting
Virtual platform
Tags iberian penninsula / ole and obrigado / portugal / spain / w
  • Zoom session 30 Nov, 7:00 - 8:00 pm


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.

Spain & Portugual

  •  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 their owners living in Portugal and the U.S., they bridge the Atlantic Ocean.

The Founders

  • 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.

Social Responsibility

  • 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.