Vintage Port Wine | Vintage Wine and Port

Vintage Port accounts for only a fraction of the total Port production – which includes tawny port, ruby port, Late-Bottled Vintage and Single Quinta Vintage styles. It is the finest, longest-lived and most expensive style around. The best vintage ports are as good as any wine in existence and have exceptional longevity. Made from a blend of wines from a producer's finest plots, it is aged for around 18 months in wooden casks, followed by at least 15 years ageing in bottle.

Established 10 years ago and with over 80,000 fulfilled orders and outstanding reviews, we hold the largest selection of port wine in the UK. They make unique and thoughtful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate gifts and any other special occasion.

1969 Vintage Port

Vintage Port Charts

Historically, vintage Port has only been declared as an outstanding vintage three times every decade when growing conditions and winemaking skill align. In the intervening years a Single Quinta may be made which are often exceptional value. We have compiled vintage reports and advice on most of the key years. For more information read our
Vintage Port Charts

Vintage Port List

Our Collection

We work directly with shippers in Oporto and the UK to ensure that we can offer the largest range of port wine at great prices. Available by the bottle,

You can choose to have the wine delivered next day to your door in a beautiful gift box.

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Sell Your Port

We also buy port collections and rare bottles. We offer auction market prices which means that there is no sellers commission. We can organise collection or postage to make the process simple.

If you have a collection to sell please use our enquiry form using the link below.

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About Vintage Port

The development of the port trade is interleaved with British history since the early eighteenth century. Originating from the conflicts with the French it has developed a special place in British culture and taste. Along the way it has attracted plenty of traditions and baffling etiquette.

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2017 Vintage Declaration

The 2017 Port vintage has been declared a vintage of exceptional quality by all of the major shippers. Following on from the acclaimed 2016 vintage, this is the first ever back-to-back vintage declaration.

The 2017 wines are already being compared to the legendary 1945 vintage having exception quality.

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Decanting Vintage Port

Vintage port will benefit from spending a few hours in a decanter to allow it to come into a balance. The bottle should be stood upright for a few days to allow sediment to settle. With older bottles the cork may be brittle and crumble. Whilst it is fine to remove broken cork with a sieve, it is fun to open the bottle with port tongs.

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Producer of the Month | Caves Messias

Caves Messias is a family-run port house producing fine vintage and colheita ports at great value for money. Founded in 1928, their ports originate from the Quinta do Cachao vineyard located in a prime position in the Douro valley. Messias ports have scored highly at wine shows and in reviews.

VWP is now the sole UK importer for Caves Messias, and as a perfect introduction, we have some very special offers for you.

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Seasonal Port Sale

Up to 60% off Selected Port Wines.

With new vintages arriving and storage space at a premium, we need to make some room. We are offering quality port wines and bin-end bottles with some very tempting savings.

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