There is a natural affinity between wine and family. Long-term vision and commitment from many generations are essential for the success of a family wine company. A newly planted vineyard takes time to produce great wines and often requires a lifetime’s work to yield best results.
The Symington family, with Scottish, English and Portuguese ancestry has been present in the Douro for five generations — since 1882. Through the current generation's great grandmother, the family's links to the wines of the Douro, span 14 generations to the mid-17th century, the very beginnings of the history of Port.
For the second consecutive year, Symington Family Estates has been named among the World's Most Admired Wine Brands of 2021 by Drinks International, ranked at number 22 out of 50 top wine brands.