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Who Owns Whom

Posted: 11:28 Mon 16 Nov 2009
by AHB
There are a number of books and texts which identify the ownership of various quintas and port shippers. It would be a useful reference post to collect all of the odd references together into a single - and continually updated - item.

Alves de Sousa - ships under the name "Alves de Sousa"; owns Gaivosa, Vale da Raposa, Caldas, Estaçao, Aveleira (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Barros - founded in 1913, acquired in 2006 by Sogevinus (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Burmester - founded in 1730 in London by Henry Burmester and John Nash as Burmester & Nash; H Burmester and & Sons was created around the end of the 18th century after the dissolution of Burmester & Nash; bought in 2005 by Sogevinus (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Calem - founded in 1859, acquired in 1998 by Sogevinus, owners of Quinta de Arnozelo (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Churchill Graham - founded in 1981; ships port under the name "Churchill's"; bought Quinta da Gricha and Quinta do Rio in 1999 (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Crasto - Quinta do Crasto was founded in 1615; ships under the name "Quinta do Crasto"; owned and run by the Roquette family (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Dalva - established in 1862, the name of Dalva or C da Silva was adopted in the first decades of the 20th century when the company was acquired by Clemente da Silva (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Kopke - established in 1638; bought in 2006 by Sogevinus; owners of Quinta do Sao Luiz (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Gilberts - owned by Sogevinus (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Niepoort - founded in 1842; ships under the name Niepoort and occasionally as Petre's port; owns Quinta de Napoles (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Noval - ships under the names Quinta do Noval, Quinta do Noval Nacional, Silval; owned by the AXA insurance group

Pintas - first vintage port was made from the 2003 vintage (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Ramos Pinto - founded 1880; ships under the name Ramos Pinto; integrated into the Roederer Group in 1990; owns Quinta de Ervamoira, Bom Retiro, Urtiga, Bons Ares (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009 and Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009).

Rosa - Quinta de la Rosa was bought in 1906 by the Bergqvist family, who have been making port since 1815 under the brand name Feuerheerd until the port company was sold in the 1930's. The family kept the ownership of Quinta de la Rosa and in 1988 re-started making ports under the name of Quinta de la Rosa (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Rozes - established in 1855; acquired in 1999 by Vranken Pommery Monopole (source - Portugal Wine Guide published by ViniPortugal in 2009)

Sogrape - founded in 1942; ships under the names Sandeman, Ferreira, Offley (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Symington Family - ships port under the names Warre, Dow (Silva & Cosens), Quarles Harris, Graham, Smith Woodhouse and Gould Campbell; owns Quinta do Vesuvio, Quinta dos Malvedos, Quinta do Bomfim, Quinta da Cavadinha, Senhora de Ribeira, Tua, Canais, Retiro Pequeno, Atayde, Roriz (acquired jointly with the Prats of Bordeaux in 2009) (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Vale Dona Maria - purchased by Cristiano van Zeller in 1996 (and was in Cristiano's wife's family for the previous 250 years); ships under the name "Quinta do Vale Dona Maria" (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Vale Meao - bought as an empty 270 hectare plot of land by Dona Antonia Ferreira in 1877, currently owned by Dona Antonia's great-great-grandson Francisco Javier de Olazabal and the wines are made by Dona Antonia's great-great-great-grandson; ships under the name Quinta do Vale Meao (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Vallado - bought by Dona Antonia Ferreira's uncle in 1818 and still owned by her descendents; ships under the name of "Quinta do Vallado" (source - 2007 New Douro Tasting booklet, London, October 2009).

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 00:02 Mon 11 Jan 2010
by jdaw1
Worth mentioning that Crasto used to ship as Constantino, though the brand is now owned by Sogrape.

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 06:30 Wed 21 Nov 2012
by g-man
Would like to add Casa Ferreirinha who's the maker of the very famous barca vehla to Sogrape's list.

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 06:18 Wed 20 May 2015
by AHB
Pocas Junior owns Quinta Santa Barbara, Quinta das Quartas and Quinta de Vale de Cavalos. (Source: Pocas Junior publicity booklet 2015, Pedro Pocas Pintao.)

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 21:35 Sat 30 May 2015
by AHB
Quinta dos Murças is owned by Herdade do Esporão, who bought the quinta "a few years ago" according to a conversation I was having with their UK agent.

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 16:40 Sun 31 May 2015
by Andy Velebil
Add Cockburn's to the Sym's.

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 19:04 Sun 31 May 2015
by DRT
Andy Velebil wrote:Add Cockburn's to the Sym's.
And Martinez.

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 19:05 Sun 31 May 2015
by DRT
...and at some point it might be useful to add The Fladgate Partnership to the list :wink:

Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 19:57 Sun 31 May 2015
by Andy Velebil
DRT wrote:...and at some point it might be useful to add The Fladgate Partnership to the list :wink:
What do they own ;)


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Re: Who Owns Whom

Posted: 01:27 Mon 01 Jun 2015
by Glenn E.
Andy Velebil wrote:
DRT wrote:...and at some point it might be useful to add The Fladgate Partnership to the list :wink:
What do they own ;)


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