Heat wave burns sun facing grape berries

In the aftermath of a three-day heat wave at the beginning of this week, the balance is not favorable to the grapes. The hottest period was between Monday 25th and Thursday 28th with temperatures rising up to 48ºC at noon, with overnight temperatures READ MORE

2010 Harvest: this is the week for us to start harvesting

Were you in the Douro and I’m sure you could feel that harvest is getting closer. You can already breath harvest air, people are getting more and more excited about picking up grapes. The new vintage is in the mouth of everybody across READ MORE

2010 Harvest: the big show must start in a couple of weeks

Quick update from Denmark about how things are going in the vineyards. Yesterday in our vineyard in Quinta das Olgas, Mós, center of the Douro Superior, maturity control of the grapes showed already 12,5% potential alcohol. It seems grapes maturation is few days READ MORE

Roy Hersh comments on Quevedo Rose Port

Editor’s note: early May we had the pleasure to receive the visit of Mr. Roy Hersh, from For the Love of Port, during the Fortification Tour 2009. On Mr. Hersh’s newsletter of June 2009, which is always one of the best sources of READ MORE

Monday, September 8th, The Vintage has begun

Five days later than in 2007, we have started harvesting in Quinta da Alegria and Quinta das Olgas, in the regions of Cima-Corgo and Douro Superior. The yield has been higher compared to last years’ production and our estimate for the other vineyards READ MORE