The drama of the Vat #1

When concerning to wine, cuba in Portuguese means vat. Our fermentation vat #1 received the very first grapes of the harvest, which started one week ago, on September 2nd. At the middle of the second day of harvest, the vat #1 was already READ MORE

2009 Harvest – First photo of very sweet grapes arriving to our winery

I’m tired, it’s late in the night, but I want to make sure I share with you the first photo of the harvest 2009. Today was the first day. We are harvesting in Quinta das Olgas, in the Douro Superior, and Quinta da READ MORE

2007 Vintage Port Declaration – The opinion of Roy Hersh

When I was in Sammamish, Seattle, I was lucky enough to visit the private cellar of Roy Hersh. While I was contemplating some big Port Wine treasures, I asked Roy to share with us his opinion about the 2007 Vintage Port declaration. At READ MORE

Some great Port Wine treasures kept secretly in American private cellars

A couple of weeks ago I was in Seattle. There were some good excuses to visit Roy Hersh: 1. to check if the weather in Seattle is so gray as people say? 2. does Roy have any other bottle in his private cellar READ MORE

How is the upcoming harvest showing up?

What a big surprise I got yesterday evening. For the first time this year, we decided to pick up some grapes to analyze its ripeness. The weather is now warming up, the temperatures in Quinta Vale d’Agodinho oscillate between the 25º C (77ºF) READ MORE

2007 Vintage Port Declaration – The opinion of Axel Probst

The general declaration of the Vintage Port 2007 by several producers, has attracting the attention of many specialists’ all around the world. We at Quevedo have also declared the Vintage 2007 and some Port Wine critics or simply lovers of the Douro and READ MORE

Vinexpo is over and asked Stephane Profit to talk about Rose Port

Vinexpo is over and I am back to S. João da Pesqueira. I have spent five very intense days in Bordeaux, where I had never been before. I just had time to visit one Chateau, Luchey-Halde, where took place the winery bloggers meeting READ MORE

Releasing the First Colheitas Port: Quevedo 1992 and Quevedo 1994

After having launched the Quevedo Rose Port early last week, we proudly announce two new Colheita Port Wines. Both of them were harvested in the first half of the 90s, the older in 1992 and the younger in1994. “Colheita” (harvest in English) is READ MORE

Quevedo launches a Rose Port

We have been preparing this moment for a while. All started in mid September 2008 during the harvest. Claudia and me were discussing about the best moment to start harvesting. At the same time we both wanted to try our winemaking capabilities by READ MORE

How Many Grapes are there in a Bottle of Port?

This is simple Port mathematics! Let´s do it step by step: Port wine is 80% the best must from the Douro and 20% brandy; a bottle of 0.75L of wine requires roughly 1 kg of grapes, whereas brandy, a distilled drink, is much READ MORE

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