Quinta do Bomfim in the top 50 world wineries

in Food and Drink · 19-07-2019 18:19:00 · 0 Comments

The jury highlighted the stunning views of the Symington estate

Quinta do Bomfim, the wine estate of the Symington family, located in the heart of Alto Douro, near the village of Pinhão has been acknowledged as being one of the 50 best wineries in the world, according to World's Best Vineyards awards.

The prize aims to highlight the world's most incredible places to see vineyards, taste wines and learn more about the wine production process.

World's Best Vineyards highlights the fact that Quinta do Bomfim is the home of two of the most famous Port wines of the 21st century: Dow's Vintage 2007, the only Port this century to receive 100 points from the renowned Wine Spectator, and Vintage 2011 (No. 1 of the TOP 100), which was considered the "Wine of the Year" by the same magazine.

"The guided tour is a must. Start at the museum which tells the history of the estate, the Symington family and their wines, then choose from three walks in the vineyard that allow you to have unique views of the surroundings and terraces, many of them built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries.

“The visit also includes the magnificent lodge. Built in 1896, the space, with its wooden roof complex, stores centenaries of port wine, which are then transported to Vila Nova de Gaia to age," said the jury.

"It is with great satisfaction that we see that the work we have been doing at Quinta do Bomfim since 2015 is once again recognised. We want, above all else, to promote the Douro region that is unique, both for its sublime landscape and for the superior quality wines it provides," said Johnny Symington, Chairman of Symington.

The Symington family is of Scottish, English and Portuguese descent and have been producing Port wine in the north of Portugal since 1882. For five generations they have combined their passion for producing high quality Port wines and wines with a strong commitment to the region and its people. Today, 10 Symington works in their four famous Porto houses - Graham's, Cockburn's, Dow's and Warre's, as well as in their Douro wines projects. Symington is unique among Porto's main producers as each family member owns its own vineyards that run side by side with the vineyards owned by the family business.


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