Winemaker Interview: Rupert Symington Of Symington Family Estates On Port Wine


Portugal's Duoro Valley, famous for its Port wine, is a unique mountainside region with spectacular terraced vineyards carved into steep hillsides. The Symington Family, a renowned Port and red table wine producer with brands such as Dow's, Cockburn's, Graham's, and Warre's, can trace its history back 14 generations. Over the years, the company has acquired many of the finest quintas (estates) in the heart of the Duoro Valley where the combination of climate, soils, and grape varieties produce distinctive wines of great concentration.

Rupert Symington co-owner of Symington Family Estates in Duoro, Portugal, stopped by for a chat during a recent visit to New York City. Laden with some pretty awesome wine, Rupert shared his love of Port and his thoughts on keeping Port relevant in a crowded marketplace. 

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