Passagem is a beautiful 100-hectare estate nestled along the serene riverside banks of the Douro Superior, a renowned sub-region celebrated for making some of Portugal’s best wines. The estate derives its name from an abandoned mountain railway line that runs through its grounds. Owned by the Bergqvist Family, descendants of the Feueheerds, with a legacy in Port production since 1815, Passagem is a joint-venture with acclaimed winemaker Jorge Moreira, twice awarded Portugal's Best Winemaker.

The estate has 30 hectares under vine, planted with all traditional Port varieties - Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Sousão, Arinto, and Rabigato. Thriving in this continental climate, marked by hot, dry summers and cold winters, the vineyards range from sea level up to 500 meters in altitude. These sun-drenched west-facing slopes, with schist soils and limited water resources, nurture low-yielding vines. The combination of these factors making up this complex terroir, imparts remarkable concentration to the wines.

Evaluated annually by the IDVP, Quinta de Passagem undergoes a rigorous assessment to earn the esteemed "A" grade distinction, a testament to the estate's commitment to nurturing premium-quality fruit through meticulous viticultural practices, including exclusively hand-harvesting.

In the Passagem portfolio, there are two white wines: Branco and Branco Reserva, three red wines: Tinto, Tinto Reserva, and Tinto Grande Reserva, and two ports: LBV and 10 Year Old Tawny. Their goal is to showcase the Douro Superior’s immense potential through expressive wines that balance rich, refined fruit with excellent poise and freshness.

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(10 Year Old Tawny) "This is a top class 10-year-old tawny with caramel, honey, milk chocolate and dried fruits. Medium to full body, very sweet and silky textured. Persistent finish. Just a hint of bite at the end from the high acidity." 94 points, James Suckling (March 2018)

Jorge Moreira - Voted Best Winemaker in Portugal twice (2016 and 2010)