Quinta da Vila Velha is owned jointly by James and Rupert Symington, father and son. The beautiful property borders the Douro River on its south bank for nearly three kilometres. The house is surrounded by an attractive dense patch of Mediterranean vegetation, which provides a rich haven for a variety of bird species and small animals. The vineyards supply grapes both for the family’s Port and DOC Douro wines.

Vineyard details

  • Total Area 145 hectares
  • Vineyard Area 54.4 hectares
  • Principal Grape Varieties Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, old mixed vines, Tinta Barroca
  • Vineyard Aspect Predominantly north-west, west
  • Altitude Range 80 — 449 metres
  • Supplies Graham's Port