Contact Us on WhatsApp
Search

Churchill's Estate

Johnny was born and raised in Porto as the youngest son of the Graham port family. After his father sold the family business in 1970, Johnny committed himself to learning the craft of port-making on his own. From age 20, he worked in the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, on the rabelo boats bringing barrels of young port down river, and in the cellars and tasting rooms of Vila Nova da Gaia. Apprenticing under the studied eye of port master John Smithe of Cockburn Smithe’s, Johnny quickly learned the art of winemaking and by his late 20s had developed a reputation as one of the trade’s best tasters. In 2002, Johnny teamed up with young Portuguese wine maker and fellow wine rogue Ricardo Pinto Nunes, and together they have created the Churchill’s Estates and Quinta da Gricha ranges of still Douro wines. Through these wines, Johnny and Ricardo aim to combine the rigor and discipline of vintage port making with the spirit of experimentation at the heart of the new Douro wine movement.

View as Grid List
Sort by
Display per page
Picture of Churchill’s Douro Red 2017

Churchill’s Douro Red 2017

Johnny (born and raised in Porto as the youngest son of the Graham port family) has teamed up with young Portuguese wine maker Ricardo Pinto Nunes, and together they have created the Churchill’s Estates and Quinta da Gricha ranges of still Douro wines. Through these wines, Johnny and Ricardo aim to combine the rigor and discipline of vintage port making with the spirit of experimentation at the heart of the new Douro wine movement. This wine is deep violet colour and the nose shows fresh blueberry, plum with hints of tobacco. Generous and fruity on the palate, showing elegant mineral notes in a long and persistent finish, this wine shows some real quality! Best paired with red meats and pasta. 13.5% and Sustainable Methods.
£16.95