Porto Wine

Porto (or Oporto, or Port) is Portugal’s second largest city, located at the mouth of the Douro, the gateway to wine country. It is the center of Portuguese shipbuilding and trade, with a history that dates back to the Roman occupation, through the Moorish settlement of the area, and into a strong relationship with England, beginning in the 14th century and the marriage of John I of Portugal to Philippa of Lancaster (daughter of John of Gaunt). 

The English fascination with Portuguese wine began in the 14th century when their relationship with France became shaky and they had far less access to quality French wines. Their new friends, the Portuguese, had an abundance of wine in the Douro, but the English found it to be much more crude compared to what they were used to. So they began to add brandy to the wine to preserve it for shipment back to England, and thus, in a sense, the first Ports were born. But it wasn’t until the 17th or 18th century that this process became more refined Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Porto View all

  • Roriz

    The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as T...

  • Touriga Franca

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Touriga Franca (or Touriga Francesa) is one of the major grape varieties used t...

  • Lenoir Grape

    This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red ta...

  • Limberger

  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Porto View all

  • Offley Boa Vista

    Sogrape was founded in 1942 by Fernando van Zeller Guedes a driven and determined entrepreneur. ...

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

    Barros Porto is recognized and appreciated all over the world. A great deal of its high awareness...

  • Calèm

    Porto Cálem is one of the highest awareness Port Wine brands, among more than 40 others. Almost a...

  • Churchill Graham

    Churchill’s – the First Independent British Port Shipper in over 70 years. Extracted from the ...

  • Sogrape - Ferreira

    Sogrape was founded in 1942 by Fernando van Zeller Guedes a driven and determined entrepreneur. ...

  • Porto Cruz

      Porto Cruz is one of the most recognized brands of Port, produced in the Douro Valley of P...

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  • Niepoort Port Blend Porto Tawny NV


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    Wine review by XZYMURGIST

  • Okay, i have sitting here on my rack some sweet wines and ports (love them), ... (france7) Dow's 1985 Vintage Porto 8) W&J Graham's 20Yr Tawny Porto9) Osborne Porto 10Yr Tawny 10) Albano Armani Foja Tonda 2004, Italy 11) Francois Chidaine 'Clos Habert' Montlouis Sur loire 200 Read More

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  • Porto Krohn Colheita 1958


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    Wine review by Urox

  • Fonseca Vintage Port 1997


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    Wine review by marathon426

  • Real Companhia Velha Fundador Tawny NV


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    Wine review by Pefifos

  • Warre Porto Ruby NV


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    Wine review by longago2026

  • Offley Cachucha Porto NV


    I Rate this Port a 5, I went to Porto and had the privelage of trying this white Port and imidiately bought 2 bottles. I have not found anywhere that sells it, I think you can only buy it at the Offley Cellar, If anyone knows where i can buy it please let me know.Regards Read More

    Wine review by ewenis

  • Graham Tawny Fine Port NV


    One of the few ports I've had that I really enjoyed. I find that many ports have a raisiny smell and taste. This does not. It was also smooth for the high alcohol content. Read More

    Wine review by Heathen83

  • Warre Porto Ruby NV


    This is my absolute favorite Port. I have tried several different wineries and vintages, but I love this one. The wine is well developed for a dessert wine, but it is not so sweet as to be tart. The wine has a bite to it, but the bite is gone immediately, as compared to a merlot. The deep color adds to the lure of this wine and is gorgeous i... Read More

    Wine review by coryhwhite357

  • Real Companhia Velha Royal Oporto Vintage Port Tinto 2000


    Thick and unctuous - there are layers of licorice, treacle and coffee. Well balanced by good acids, this is a good wine. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

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