Ilja Gort is a wine farmer in France, television presenter and writer. His La Tulipe and Slurp wines have been among Albert Heijn's best-selling wines for years.
In France, Gort (as a Dutchman of note) was selected as one of the best wine farmers in France. At the ‘International Wine Challenge in London’, his wine was named ‘Best Bordeaux Wine 2003’! His rosé ‘La Tulipe’ was named the best rosé in France at the French ‘Councours des Oenologues’ in 2005.
Ilja Gort is also a successful writer. His first book, “Living like Gort in France,” is an extraordinarily humorous book about his experiences among wine farmers in the southern French countryside. It became an instant bestseller and has since sold more than 250,000 copies. Many books followed, including three successful novels. In addition, Ilja Gort has his own television program ‘Gort’s Wine Quarter’ on NPO2 and makes (also for Avrotros) a series of well-reviewed travel programs ‘Gort over de Grens’.
Gort is an inspiring orator and has a surprising, witty performance about wine, France and how to make the most of your life. See, smell, feel, taste, hear: Get everything out of your senses. Depending on the length of time, Gort’s performance can be supplemented by a tasting of his wines. Gort lives and works alternately in the Netherlands and in his beloved France.
Gort is an inspiring orator and has very surprising, extraordinarily witty lectures on wine, France and how to make the most of your life.
See, smell, feel, taste, hear: Get everything out of your senses. Depending on the length of time, Gort’s performance can be supplemented by an extensive winery wine tasting.
Ilja Gort is a master of marketing. He manages to tie all his activities together in subtle ways without the marketing being perceived as a hindrance. His life literally reads like a good book. His marketing lectures can be supplemented with a performance in which he, together with the audience, composes live music to television commercials with a focus on marketing and experience.