Founded in 1985
Carlos Alonso Douro Wine Company is
an independent family business based
in the heart of the oldest demarcated
wine region in the world
Carlos Alonso Douro Wine Company is an independent family business based in the heart of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.
The deep knowledge of the Douro region, the ability to cultivate and obtain the best grapes, as well as the respect for tradition, ethics and responsibility, together with the vision and the character of its founder, define this company that since its establishment has been able to innovate and adapt to the changing times.
With a versatile portfolio of wines, suitable for distribution in different channels, from retail to on trade channels, and for different consumer segments, Carlos Alonso Douro Wine Company works with wholesalers, distributors and importers from all over the world, helping them to be more competitive and to increase their market share.
To celebrate Douro, nourishing life to the soil that our terroir provides us with. Committing ourselves in each harvest and in the production of wines of excellence. Bringing, with passion, the best of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world to you.
Bringing together the commitment and passion of producing wines in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Learning, improving and innovating.
RESPECT FOR THE LAND AND THE FAMILY LEGACY
Our respect for the family tradition and our roots in Douro. We represent the best productions of Douro to honor what the previous generation has given to us. Our wines are created to wholeheartedly show our commitment and respect for this land that runs in our veins and generation after generation continues to love the Douro.
HAND IN HAND WITH THE LOCAL ECONOMY
The independent character of Carlos Alonso Douro Wine Company nurtures personal relationships with local farmers and producers, partnerships established with their grape suppliers for decades. Focused on local development, we strengthen the company’s bond with those who enjoy excellent quality wines and whose loyalty makes part of our authenticity.
In each wine, we tell a story, take on an identity, a reflection of the vineyard that gave birth to it. We represent the best productions of Douro, to honor what the previous generation has given to us, committing ourselves to the production and harvest of the best quality grapes. Our winemaking processes allow our grapes to reflect their natural qualities, through a rigorous selection of wine batches.
Our vineyards are situated in the heart of Douro Valley, in the rustic village of Alijó, on the right margin of the Douro River, with different sun exposures and altitudes to better reflect the full potential and versatility of our terroir. Soils of granite-schist transition at an average altitude of 500m. The first vineyards were planted as single vineyard parcels in 1985. We cultivate our own vineyards, attending to the needs of the terroir, understanding its impact on the conditions of the grapes each year. This analysis is essential and critical in the production of great wines.
Carlos Alonso Douro Wine Company is established. In the 80s, the company focused on winery management and the expansion of vineyard planting.
Beginning of the winemaking activity, production and bottling.
Expansion of the estates by planting more vineyards.
Construction of a new warehouse exclusively for bottling.
Construction of a new warehouse exclusively for storing and aging wines.
Construction of a new winemaking unit.
Expansion of the warehouse for bottling and aging of bottled wines.
Expansion of the winemaking unit and construction of a new warehouse for aging Port wines.
Acquisition of the estate Quinta do Vale da Cabra, in Alijó.
Approval of the first Vintage Port of the 2018 harvest. Beginning of the construction of the wine cellars for sparkling wines.
Acquisition of the Grimalde, Pousadouro and Vale Pedriz vineyards, where old vines are predominant.