Quinta da Boavista, an 80-hectare property that was part of the first delimitation of the Douro region carried out by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756, was acquired by Sogevinus. Located on the right bank of the Douro River in Cima-Corgo, it belonged to the famous Baron of Forrester in the 19th century, and since 2013, to Lima Smith.
A geometric panorama of hand-built shale terraces that reach 8 meters in height, combined with specific weather conditions, make Boavista a unique terroir. Of the 80 hectares of the property, 36 hectares are of vineyards, where the varieties Donzelinho, Tinto Cão and Touriga Nacional stand out. The Quinta also has a vast area dedicated to Old Vineyards, responsible for the production of several award-winning wines, such as Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Oratório and Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Ujo, distinguished with 94 and 95 points, respectively, by the renowned American wine critic Robert Parker.
This acquisition allows Sogevinus to strengthen its position in the market of quiet wines, following the consolidation strategy in this category, and bringing to its portfolio two new brands - Boa-Vista and Quinta da Boavista - holders of high quality and internationally recognized wines, which complement its presence in the premium segment.
"With a historical legacy in the Douro and following the strategy of consolidating quiet wines, we believe that the acquisition of Quinta da Boavista is a decisive strengthening of our DOC Wine portfolio, particularly in the premium segment. Quinta da Boavista has been very successful in recent years in the development of internationally recognized wines and our expectation is to continue producing great wines here", stresses Sergio Marly, CEO of the Group.
The Group thus reinforces its position in the Douro with the acquisition of another emblematic farm, joining quintas de S. Luiz, Arnozelo and Bairro, perpetuating a history that has been written in wine for five centuries.
In the market since the 1990s, Sogevinus bases its activity on the production and marketing of high quality Douro DOC wines and wines, being the leader of
port wine category in Portugal. It is present in 60 countries and produces an annual average of more than 8.8 million bottles (7.8 million from Porto and 1 million DOC Douro). It also holds a total of 360 hectares of vineyards in the Douro Demarcated Region.