Established in 1790 in London by a young Scotsman named George Sandeman, Sandeman quickly gained a reputation for producing exceptional Port Wines from Portugal’s Douro Valley.
Located in northern Portugal, the Douro Valley is today a stunning UNESCO-listed wine region renowned for its terraced vineyards that line the steep slopes along the Douro River. The region’s rugged terrain, Mediterranean climate, and schist soil create optimal conditions for grape cultivation.
In the 19th century, under the leadership of George’s sons, George Jr. and John, Sandeman expanded its presence in the Douro Valley, purchasing its own vineyards and estates. They became known for their innovative winemaking techniques, including the use of aging cellars and blending to create distinctive Port styles. Throughout history, Sandeman has continued to thrive, becoming a global brand and industry leader of Portugal’s oldest wine.
“The Douro is a unique region,” says Luís. “Every nook and cranny has its particularities and special details, giving birth to fantastic grapes that produce different styles of wines, but always with extraordinary quality.
“Due to the experience and knowledge that we keep gaining through time, we know how to obtain the maximum potential of each plot and each variety.”
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