Quinta da Boavista
For the start of Quinta da Boavista, we go back to the first demarcation of this wine region in the Douro, in 1756. The estate is clearly documented on renowned maps from 1843 made by the owner Joseph James Forrester (Baron van Forrester). These maps later became known as important references for the area: "Mappa do Paiz Vinhateiro do Alto Douro" (1843) and "Douro Portuguez e Paiz Adjacente" (1848). In the intervening years up to 2020, the winery has had its fair share of owners and challenges.
But over the years, the expertise in the winery has grown steadily. This was given a boost when Sogevinus Fine Wines, one of the largest Douro wine groups, bought the winery in 2020. Despite Quinta da Boavista's long existence, since 2020 the winery has experienced exponential growth in expertise & quality and has been known ever since as the Douro icon.
Because it all started in the Douro: This majestic river, which enters Portugal from Spain to the Atlantic Ocean, in Porto, is the backbone of one of the most authentic and unique wine regions in the world. It is home to an impressive variety of indigenous varieties and many Vinhas Velhas (old vines). On the right bank of the river is the iconic estate of Quinta da Boavista, with 36 hectares of high-quality vines. These vineyards are spread over a dazzling geometric setting of hand-built terraces and supported by small slate walls, typical of the region. Some terraces are almost eight meters high and this, together with the extreme climate and dramatic steep slopes, makes for a unique terroir.
The wines of Quinta da Boavista are among the absolute Grand Crus of Portugal. The Vinhas Vehas Ujo and Oratorio have become international icon wines.