This historic estate is situated on the north bank of the Douro River near the village of Pinhão.
The property derived its name from Vale do Bomfim, ‘the well-placed valley’, the old name for the area around Pinhão. In 1912, Andrew James Symington became a partner in Dow’s. Since then generations of Symington winemakers have worked the vineyards to create the finest port wine for Dow’s.
Today, the family of British and Portuguese, 10 people of the the 4th and the 5th generations of the Symington family run four port houses: Graham’s, Dow’s, Warre’s, and Cockburn’s and produce dry wines of Douro and Alentejo.
Quinta do Bomfim is the home of the two most famous vintage ports: Dow’s 2007 Vintage Port awarded 100 Points by the Wine Spectator, and Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port which was nominated the N°1 Wine in the World in 2014.
Quinta do Bomfim offers guided tours and tastings of its world-famous port wines and Douro DOC dry wines. Tours are available in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
1st March to 31st October: every day from 10:30 am to 7 pm (last visit at 6 pm)
1st November to 28th February: every day from 9:30 am to 5:30 (last visit at 5 pm)
Closed on December 25, January 1
The estate offers a wonderful option of a picnic on the terrace overlooking the Douro river.
Quinta do Bomfim also houses an excellent gastronomic restaurant Bomfim 1896 with Pedro Lemos and a more casual Casa dos Ecos up in the vineyards. Both restaurants offer excellent views of the Douro Valley.
The winery and the restaurants are easily accessible from Pinhão and the Pinhão train station.