Founded in 1756 by a Royal Charter of King Jose I, King of Portugal, under the auspices of his Prime Minister the Marquis of Pombal, the Real Companhia Velha, also known as Royal Oporto Wine Company, is the oldest Port Wine company of Portugal.
The centennial basements of Real Companhia Velha, located in Vila Nova de Gaia facing Porto carefully store a wide selection of Port Tawny wines – aged in oak barrels – as well as Vintage Port, keeping this way the prestige and reputation that this company enjoys for over 250 years.
In the cellars and in the silence of their warehouses, Port wine rests in barrels of noble wood. Sleeping there, in a unique peace, the barrels and vats seem like they are lost in time. 10, 20 , 30, … , the required time for each wine to reach the exact point of maturation.