Acquired by George Warre for Dow’s in 1896, the name of the property derived from Vale do Bomfim, ‘the well-placed valley’, as the area around the village of Pinhão was then known. In 1912, Andrew James Symington became a partner in Dow’s and made Quinta do Bomfim his Douro family home. Since then generations of Symington winemakers have worked the vineyards and enjoyed stays at this beautiful property.
One of the finest Douro estates, Quinta do Bomfim is sited in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley, ideally located in an area of transition between temperate and Mediterranean climates. Predominantly south-facing with ample solar exposure, the schist slopes are arranged in vineyard terraces which have yielded Dow’s memorable Vintage Ports for over a century.
All the grapes harvested at the property are taken to the small on-site winery where they are trodden in modern lagares, faithful to the method developed over hundreds of years which continues to make the finest Ports.
- Total Area 99.6 hectares
- Vineyard Area 74.6 hectares
- Principal Grape Varieties Old mixed vines, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Alicante Bouschet, Sousão.
- Vineyard Aspect Predominantly south, also south-west
- Altitude Range 80 — 384 metres
- Average Annual Rainfall 658 mm
- Average Annual Temperature 16.2ºC
- Winery Six modern lagares complemented by seven paddle plungers
- Supplies Dow's