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Real Companhia Velha was founded on September 10, 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. Jose I, under the auspices of his Prime Minister, Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, the Count of Oeiras and Marquis of Pombal. It is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal. The Company was entrusted with the task of “sustaining the cultivation of the vines, conserving their natural production and purity, towards a benefit of Agriculture, Trade and Public Health”. Since its inception, Real Companhia Velha has been faithful to its old traditions by offering the finest Ports.

In 1960, Manuel da Silva Reis acquired the majority of the Company and assumes leadership. For the next 15 years, Real Companhia Velha experiences its largest period of expansion including moving its headquarters. They renovated its facilities and the modernized its vinification equipment, a rigorous control in the production, treating and conservation of its wines and the expansion of business activity. By 1986, sales in the national and overseas market reflect an 18% market share.

Today, Real Companhia Velha is lead by Manuel’s children, Manuel, Pedro, and Raquel. The Company owns some of the Douro’s finest Quintas, located in the very best areas of the Region. Red Ports are produced from parcels planted at Quinta das Carvalhas, Aciprestes and Síbio. The Old Vines located at Quinta das Carvalhas are the origin of our Premium Ports such as Vintages and Colheitas. History has left Real Companhia Velha with a record of an incredible story and a glorious past. The Company holds the desire to maintain the highest standard of quality in their wines and the confidence that their rigorous and visionary philosophy will continue well into the future.


Real Companhia Velha | Wine Catalogs

Porca de Murça

Quinta dos Aciprestes

Royal Oporto

 


Tech Sheets | Current Vintages

Evel

2017 Evel Branco | Real Companhia Velha

2017 Evel Branco | 89 points

2017 Evel Tinto | Real Companhia Velha

2017 Evel Tinto

 


Porca de Murça

2017 Porca de Murca Tinto | Real Companhia Velha

2017 Porca de Murça Tinto

2013 Porca de Murca Reserva | Real Companhia Velha

2013 Porca de Murça Reserva | 90 points

 


Quinta dos Aciprestes

2013 Quinta dos Aciprestes | Real Companhia Velha

2013 Quinta dos Aciprestes

2016 Quintas dos Aciprestes Reserva | Real Companhia Velha

2016 Quintas dos Aciprestes Reserva | 93 points

2013 Quinta dos Aciprestes Grande Reserva | Real Companhia Velha

2013 Quinta dos Aciprestes Grande Reserva | 93 Points

 


Royal Oporto

 

Royal Oporto | Ruby Port

Royal Oporto | Ruby Port

Royal Oporto | Tawny Port

Royal Oporto | Tawny Port

2012 Royal Oporto LBV | Real Companhia Velha

2012 Royal Oporto | LBV | 90 points

10 Year Tawny Port | Real Companhia Velha

10 Year Tawny Port | 90 points

20 Year Tawny | Real Companhia Velha

20 Year Tawny | 91 points

40 Year Tawny | Real Companhia Velha

40 Year Tawny | 95 points


Shelf Talkers

Porca de Murça

Quinta dos Aciprestes


Press Reviews

Wine Spectator

Wine Enthusiast


Press Articles

The Wine Detective


Bottle Shots & Labels

Porca de Murça

Quinta dos Aciprestes

Royal Oporto