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Personified by the charisma and legacy of a great woman from the Douro – Dona Antónia – Porto Ferreira preserves the authenticity of its roots, tradition and the experience of a centuries-old history.
To create the best wines, we combine science with technology and winemakers who put all their knowledge into each brand, with dedication and passion.
When he joined the team of master Fernando Nicolau de Almeida in 1989, Luís Sottomayor knew he was in the right place to be part of producing the Douro's very best wines. His academic career took him to France and Australia, while today, recognised for his skill and the quality of his work, he leads Sogrape's Douro winemaking team, responsible for wines such as the mythic Barca-Velha and the famous vintages of Porto Ferreira and Sandeman Tawnies.