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W & J Graham’s 1890 Port Lodge

Graham’s Visiting A Legend of the Port Trade Symington Family Estates Earlier this year, I made my first wine-related work trip to Portugal and third overall.  I had the chance to check out the newly renovated Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim in... (more...)

The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta do Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal February 2017 On a sunny and cool spring-like day in the middle of the winter, we headed to the northernmost reaches of Portugal to the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in Melgaço.  Looking around... (more...)

Quinta do Vale Meão

“A Ferreira Legacy Thrives” Quinta do Vale Meão October 16, 2015 Meao olive groves and vineyards before the river from the view up at the Chapel. Quinta do Vale Meão has a rich and complex family history that was born out of the legacy... (more...)

Esporao: The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant

  Esporao The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant Reguengos de Monsaraz Alentejo, Portugal   Vineyards and the estuary at Herdade Esporao        Our last appointment of the day was deep in the far south east section of the... (more...)

Cartuxa: Our First Wine Estate in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Cartuxa Alentejo: Evora, Portugal “Cartuxa: The Charitable Wine Company” Herdade Cartuxa in Evora, Alentejo As we drove south from the Douro Valley we made our way on a highway that wound through the hilly northern... (more...)

Quinta Vale Dona Maria & Lemos Van Zeller

Quinta Vale Dona Maria &  Van Zeller   A Drive Through The Torto River Valley Douro Valley Portugal Arriving at the front gate of Quinta Vale D. Maria   As we rode the twisting and winding road through the Torto River Valley to our... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal August 31, 2013 LBV tank at Taylor’s Port Lodge. Taylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as “Taylor Fladgate” or “Taylor’s” has a long and storied history of being... (more...)

Discovering Portugal – An Overview

Discovering Portugal  An Overview September 2013 Lisa & I standing above the Pintas vineyard overlooking one of the best site in the Douro Valley Earlier this month we made our most recent trip to Europe. Our destination was... (more...)