Each year we buy grapes from over 1,100 Douro grape farmers with vineyards ranging in size from 50 hectares to less than 2 hectares. This reflects quite how embedded our company is in the economy of the Douro region. Many of these growers have been selling their grapes to our family for decades. In some instances, multiple generations of one family have sold their grapes to multiple generations of Symingtons, with warm relationships passed down through the years, founded on trust and mutual respect. We have a full-time Farmer Liaison Manager whose job is to support grape farmers who supply us, ensuring their farming practices are aligned with our minimum intervention approach.