Ferreira Dona Antonia 20 Year Tawny Port
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Since 1751, the Ferreira name has always been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wines. The house’s history is intertwined with the history of the evolution of the Douro Region (demarcated in 1756) and Port wine.
The story of Ferreira is inextricably associated with one extraordinary woman. Daughter of one of the company’s founders, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira was born in the country town of Régua, gateway to the winelands of the Douro Valley, in 1811. Though small in stature and reserved by nature, Dona Antónia was charismatic, visionary and entrepreneurial. She created new expanses of terraced vineyards and improved the hard lives of local farming families. Such was the local people’s affection for her that they gave her the diminutive nickname ‘A Ferreirinha’ – ‘the little Ferreira’. When ‘A Ferreirinha’ died in 1896, she left behind a portfolio of great Douro estates and an immensely successful business.
Today, 270 years after its foundation, Ferreira is the only great Port Wine house to have always remained in Portuguese family hands. Ferreira is quintessentially Portuguese, and the benchmark in quality Port wines. Ferreira Port is the symbol of a country and the culture it proudly honors.