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Ramos Pinto Port & Douro

It was the father of Ramos Pinto’s director and winemaker, João Nicolau de Almeida, who created Barca Velha (see FERREIRA), the Douro’s first great red wine, and Ramos Pinto has been one of the leading proponents in the recent revival of table wines (last made in any quantity before port evolved into a fortified style). […]

Quinta do Vale Doña Maria Port & Douro

Cristiano van Zeller’s family once owned QUINTA DO NOVAL but now he is involved in some capacity in the production, direction or distribution of several Douro estates as well as one or two from further afield. The 10 ha vineyard of Vale Doña Maria (in his wife’s family for generations) on the Rio Torto is […]

Quinta de la Rosa Port & Douro

The Bergqvist family took back control of its vineyards in the 1980s, producing their own port for the first time in 1988. Quinta de la Rosa has in fact demonstrated how successful a more estate-centred approach can be (given sufficiently cool storage) and makes a Vintage Port in every vintage (1993 excepted) in the manner […]

Quinta de Roriz Port & Douro

Quinta de Roriz was famous as an individual-quinta port in the 19th century but was re-established as an independent operation by the van Zeller family and has now been acquired by Symington. The Vintage Port was made by others for most of the 20th century. There are currently 42 ha within a sheltered amphitheatre some […]

Duorum Port & Douro

Although the relaxation of regulations governing Port production in 1986 has led to a growth of independent Port producers typically these comprise existing estates who previously sold their grapes or wines to shippers. It takes nerve to start up from scratch as with Duorum, but then the two men behind this new joint project are […]

Churchill Port & Douro

The port house established in 1981 by Johnny Graham and his brothers has come a long way in just over 30 years. In the early days port was made in rented, cramped quarters and solely from boughtin grapes but now the company has expanded and it acquired two important quintas of its own in 1999: […]

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