Established in 1670, Warre's Winery is a truly historic gem nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley, Portugal. This enterprise, the British-owned, oldest of all Port houses, has a sterling reputation built across centuries of dedication to crafting the finest port wines.
The winery focuses on meticulous vineyard selection, operating on the belief that quality wine originates from the vine. It owns substantial vineyards across the Douro Valley, delightfully sprinkled near Pinhão and Rio Torto. Spectacularly steep, these vineyards are renowned for the remarkable old vines that yield the backbone of Warre’s classic Vintage Ports.
Walking around the winery, one is struck by the blend of tradition and innovation. The ancient lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia epitomise tradition while the latest wine-making technology is perceptible at the splendid Quinta da Cavadinha, the jewel in Warre’s crown. This manner of modernity balanced with tradition is emblematic of Warre’s winemaking ethos.
Warre's signature style is reflected in their wine; a subtle yet complex fusion of elegance and power. Each wine exhibits a richly perfumed nose with enticing aromas, and a palate of deep, layered flavours and supple tannins. Notably, the late bottled vintage port is considered a must-try, possessing a characteristic elegance and fragrant subtlety that is immediately identifiable.
From their dedication to sustainable viticulture, through their pioneering efforts in terracing and water conservation, to their unswerving commitment to the highest quality—Warre’s Winery is unquestionably an iconic player on the global wine stage. With a pedigree of excellence spanning four centuries, Warre's continues to pave the way for future generations of Port wines.
Of course, any visit to Warre's should culminate in an indulgent tasting experience. Immersing in the velvety luxury of a sip of Warre's Vintage Port, savouring its sophistication and depth - a toast to history heritage and an unfaltering future, can be a sublime moment.
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