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Quinta da Romaneira
Romaneira is one of the great historic Quintas of the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal, on a spectacularly beautiful site overlooking the Douro river facing south, its rocky soil lending its particular character to the wines.
The property is vast, one of the three or four largest in the region, with more than two kilometers of river frontage on the Douro river.

The management of the property was then entrusted to the well-known partnership of Christian Seely and Antonio Agrellos, who together have effected the well-documented renaissance of another great property, Quinta do Noval, over the past eighteen years. They are well known as having produced some of the most beautiful Vintage Ports to appear in recent years, but are also considered as being among the pioneers of the move to produce great unfortified red wines in the Douro. Christian has been able in this context to draw on his experience of managing the great Bordeaux red wine chateaux of Chateau Pichon Baron and Chateau Petit Village.

With Christian Seely as managing director – and a shareholder – of Romaneira and Antonio Agrellos as consultant winemaker, a series of great Vintage Ports (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) has been produced at Romaneira, as well as an outstanding Unfiltered Late Bottle Vintage 2005, with more LBVs to be released in future years.

But the real revolution at the property has been the production of outstanding unfortified wines, principally red, but also white and rose, since 2004 in the wake of the "Douro Revolution".

The successes of our ports and wines on the national and international scene would not be there without the painstaking work we did on our vineyard to further improve it and exploit all the potential of our terroir. Our old vines have been lovingly spruced up and cared for. Vines have also been replanted in the heart of the property to prepare for the future, offering a wider range of expression of the various different microclimates and individual terroirs at the Quinta.

The decision to make the initial acquisition of Quinta da Romaneira in 2004 was based on a belief – since vindicated by the outstanding quality of the wines we have been able to produce here – that Romaneira possesses one of the great vineyard terroirs of the Douro, capable of producing Vintage Ports that can rank in the very short list of the very best, but also of producing some of the finest examples of the new Douro Red Wines that have begun to revolutionise the region.
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Wine region Douro
Contacts Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 87 - 2º Direito
4050-295 Porto

Tel.: +351 222 082 249

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