Quinta de Roriz
Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest and finest vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley. Since 2009, it has been owned and managed by the Prat and Symington families. Symington Family Estates is one of the world’s leading producers of premium port, and the leading vineyard owner in the Douro Valley. Quinta de Roriz has been known for its estate-bottled wines since the early 18th century.
At age 19, Andrew James “AJ” Symington arrived in Portugal from Glasgow in 1882. He eventually started his own port shipping business and married a local woman who was descended from 17th-century port merchants. Now the fifth generation of Symingtons works in the family business.
The Roriz vineyard covers almost 96 hectares, with 43 hectares planted to vines. It sits at an elevation of 94 to 261 meters. The principal varieties are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, old mixed vines, and Sousão. Soils are primarily schist but are influenced by tin and gold tailings from old mines on the property, which lend a distinct minerality to the wines.
Symington Family Estates is committed to the environment and the well-being of people. It is a certified B Corp company, a global movement of companies using business as a force for good. The firm also practices sustainable viticulture and winemaking, with measurable targets for renewable energy, zero carbon emissions, solar power, electric vehicles, resource efficiency, forest regeneration, low-impact packaging, local community initiatives, and more.