Graham’s Ports: when Tradition meets Innovation at the heart of the Douro Valley

Graham’s Ports: when Tradition meets Innovation at the heart of the Douro Valley

Graham's Port

Graham’s is a three-century old family owned winemaking company located in Portugal, in one of the most challenging wine-growing area on earth. Indeed, the Douro Valley is composed of very mountainous landscapes where vines experience strong winds. For generations, Graham’s has been entirely managed – from vine growing to bottling – by members of the same family, always with a deep respect of the past and confidence in the future.

In order to preserve the experience and know-how that have been acquired since the beginning, they have their own team of coopers whose work aims at enhancing the intrinsic quality of every Graham’s wine.

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Graham’s owns five vineyards located on the very best soils of the Douro Valley, and where the biodiversity is preserved. Associating tradition and innovation is at the core of the business, especially regarding sustainability.

The family produces the highest qualitative ports possible, including innovative wine-making processes, always keeping in mind the philosophy of the company: experience, tradition and pursuit of excellence.

The Wines of Graham’s

  • Graham’s Vintage Port 1994
  • Graham’s Vintage Port 2011

400996 Points, Wine Advocate
“In a port tasting, tasting Graham’s is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham’s. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035.”

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400995-97Points, Wine Advocate


“The 2011 Graham’s comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos, Tua, Vila Velha, das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1,454 and is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 31% Touriga Franca, 6% Sousao and 23% mixture of very old vines. It has a more serious bouquet compared to the Dow, with beguiling scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, tobacco and cloves. Straight-laced, very well-defined and compelling, the palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and supremely well-judged acidity. It is utterly harmonious, with a pure core of ripe black cherries, damson, marmalade, clove and spices, and the finish lingers long in the mouth. The separation of The Stone Terraces vines certainly does not appear to have detracted from a great Graham’s. 5,000 cases declared. Tasted May 2013.”

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