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Sophia & Philip Bergqvist
Bought by Tim Bergqvist,Sophia Bergqvist's father, in 2005 with the help of Jorge Moreira, wine maker of Quinta de la Rosa with the view to seeing the contrast between wines made in the Cima Corgo where Quinta de la Rosa is situated and the Douro Superior where Quinta das Bandeiras - Passagem wines - is located. 7 hecs of old vine and 20 of new were planted
Quinta de la Rosa was given as a christening present to Claire Feueheerd, Sophia's grandmother, in 1906 and has passed through the female line to Sophia. Claire's father, Albert, ran the family port shipping company, Feueheerds. Albert was a real pioneer and was one of the first shippers to make 'Single Quinta' port from La Rosa's grapes. He was responsible for building Vale do Inferno's vineyards with some of the highest, most impressive walls in the Douro. Starting in the early 1990s, the Bergqvist family were one of the first producers to take red wine production in the Douro region seriously. Quinta de la Rosa's wines, both red and white, have won many accolades in the press and are sold in many prestigious restaurants and wine stores around the world.