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The Portuguese Prime Minister Opens New Cellars at Quinta do Portal


The Portuguese Prime Minister, Mr. José Sócrates, along with three Ministers recently officially opened the new cellars at Quinta do Portal.

The building was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, the most prestigious Portuguese architect who is also distinguished with the Royal Gold Medal – known to be the most important British award for architects.

Quinta do Portal located in Celeirós do Douro, Sabrosa has made massive investment replanting vineyards, enlarging its winery and building the new cellar – a sophisticated and innovative project, mixing with and transforming itself into the landscape of the Douro Valley, the building is rendered using schist and cork and is where the Port and Douro wines will be slowly aged.

In his speech Mr. Sócrates highlighted that Quinta do Portal is a fine example of a winery that contributes towards the modernisation of the economy and for the establishment a modern and sophisticated wine sector in Portugal.

Quinta do Portal is family owned (Branco family) producing award winning wines and Ports amassing 6 Trophies and 9 Gold Medals at the International Wine Challenge over the past seven years.

For further information about the wines from Quinta do Portal, please contact Charles Hawkins & Partners Ltd Tel. 01572 823030 Fax. 01572 823040