About Quinta do Noval:
Although the property of Quinta do Noval first appeared in land registries in 1715, its history as a premium Port producer truly began when it was bought and renovated by the distinguished Port shipper, António José da Silva. His work was continued by his son-in-law, Luiz Vasconcelos Porto, who ran the company for three decades, transforming the old narrow terraces into the wide whitewashed ones seen today, which allowed for better use of space and more exposure to the sun. There were several other innovations which were considered revolutionary in their time, but which have subsequently become traditions:
Noval was the first to introduce stencilled bottles in the 1920s.
Noval pioneered the concept of Old Tawnies with an indication of age.
In 1958, Noval was the first to introduce a late-bottled vintage (LBV).