Warre’s was the first British Port company established in Portugal and is famous for its classic Vintage Ports, alongside its Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port, released in non-declared years, and consistently rated amongst the best in blind tasting events.
Characteristically elegant, full bodied with a firm finish from powerful tannins. With concentrated fruits and well integrated alcohol with a spicy, peppery sweetness. – DWM, January 2015
“This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop… they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1985 is the sweetest and richest of the recent Warre vintages. Extremely concentrated, rich, even luscious, this full-bodied, intense, opulent wine has layers of fruit, a full-blown bouquet, and impeccable balance.” – 90 pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, January 1989
Warre’s was the first British Port company established in Portugal. Founded in 1670 by two Englishmen, William Burgoyne and John Jackson, the firm gained few more partners through time, including William Warre in 1729 who will give it its name. By the end of the 18th century, Warre’s had become one of the leading Port shippers and accounted for 10% of all port shipments. Owned by the Symington Family, it is famous for its classic Vintage Ports, alongside its Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port, released in non-declared years, and consistently rated amongst the best in blind tasting events. View our selection.
Grapes are sourced from owned estates; Quinta da Cavadinha (46 hectares), Quinta do Retiro Antigo (40 ha), and Quinta da Telhada (35 ha) but also from other vineyards, owned privately by members of the Symington family; Quinta do Alvito (35 ha) and Quinta das Netas (5 ha). Warre’s continues to make some of its Port by treading in stone ‘lagares’.
Alongside Vintage ports, the firm produces a range of White, Ruby, Tawny and Colheita ports, signature style Warrior and Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage and award winning Bottled Matured LBV and Otima 10 and 20 year old Tawny.