A HOUSE WITH A MILITARY TRADITION
The name of William Warre first appears associated with the port wine trade, with the creation in 1729 of Messrs. Clark, Thorn & Warre, benefiting from a long tradition of families history linked to the production of Port wine since 1670. The entrance of young Warre, who had served as military under the command of the Duke of Wellington in the war against Napoleonic invasions in the Peninsula, had a decisive role of his relations in the recognition and growth of the brand. In the late eighteenth century, Warre & Sons already represented 10 % of total exports of Port Wine in 1791.
From his marriage to Elizabeth Whitehead, born in 1745, William Warre has become a remarkable figure for his extraordinary military career, and his fifth brother James Warre who did have a determining role in the development of the Port wine trade over 50 years.
In 1905, Andrew James Symington, reputed name in the Port wine trade as a specialist in wine tasting, became a partner of Warre & Co, and in a few years, he became sole owner of the company. In 1912, George A. Warre, senior partner of the DOW ‘s, and Andrew James Symington exchanged between them 30% of the capital of the two companies, after that, George A. Warre had decided to return to England and invited Andrew to manage the Dow’s farm and their cellars in Gaia.
This partnership between the two families, in which the Warre family was busy in London for sales and Symington family who took care of the production of Port wine in the Douro valley lasted until 1961, when the Symington family become sole owner of the two houses, keeping the identity of the marks and consolidating its presence in the market as benchmarks in the production of quality wines, with pride in the past and confidence in the future.
DID YOU KNOW…
The Warre’s surprised the market of Port wine with the launch of Optima Tawny (10 years and 20 years) – a new concept that appeals to a more varied and versatile audience that can be enjoyed anytime?
Optima is a great wine that has won medals and is presented with a modern design?
Warrior, is the Warre’s brand of Reserve Port that maintains its tradition and style, and is being produced since 1750?
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the award of the medal of the Order of St. Benedict of Aviz attributed to William Warre by his determinant role played in the fight against Napoleonic invasions, Warre’s created the 2009 Vintage Port in his honor ?
Warre’s produced some of the best vintage port, such as 1870, 1887, 1896 and especially 1904 and 1908?
- QuickviewWarre's Otima 20 Years possesses a translucent colour, soft with dried fruit attractive aromas, especially walnut, blended with coffee and caramel aromas, perfectly involving orange zest in the finish. A very harmonious wine, not too sweet and whose tannins and acidity ensure a perfect balance and persistence. A Port Wine with many awards.22,04€
- QuickviewWith young colour inspite of its age, Warre's Vintage 1980 Port has more saturated depth. Full of fragrant aromas, due to black fruit, grapes, violets and cistus. Possesses a broad palate, sweet, spicy, rich and really decorated in a perfect understanding of generously aromatic ripening. Well balanced with floral elegance and excellent finish length.110,52€
- QuickviewWarre's Otima 10 Years Port Wine presents a quality that displays a lighter, contemporary style, eventually reflecting the current lifestyle. A delicate wine that challenges the perception of a Port that seeks to reach a younger audience, thus should be savoured fresh. Port with an intense auburn colour and dried fruit aromas, in which nutty and ripe fruity notes stand out. Rounded palate Port, light, with dried fruit exuberance and prolonged aftertaste. A Port Wine with modern and contemporary design, well structured, full of flavour and with an exciting complexity of flavours. A Port Wine with many awards.14,76€
- QuickviewWarre's Vintage Double Magnum 2007 is a Port where each component of the batches ages for 18 months in oak barrels. The wine is bottled in May of 2009, without any filtration or clarification. Irresistible and worthy of sharing it with your closest friends this refined bottle of 3Lt.339,26€
- QuickviewWarre's Vintage Double Magnum 2007 is a Port where each component of the batches ages for 18 months in oak barrels. The wine is bottled in May of 2009, without any filtration or clarification. Take this wonderful opportunity and enjoy this wine, now available in a bottle of 3Lt.172,88€
- QuickviewWarre’s Vintage 2007 is a Port where each component of the batches ages for 18 months in oak barrels. The wine is bottled in May of 2009, without any filtration or clarification. In a special edition of 6Lt you can now complete your wine cellar with this amazing Vintage678,36€
- QuickviewA Case with two Port Wines of 50 cl bottles: Warre's Otima 10 years and Warre's Otima 20 years. Two awarded Port wines that you won't want to miss.52,99€
- QuickviewVintage Port is considered the jewel of Port wines, the only Port that has all the necessary conditions to age in the bottle. Warre's Vintage 2000 Port was produced by grapes of this year and it presents a central dark colour with bottle ripening over the years. The colour develops into amber shades and the fruit acquires greater subtlety and complexity. This 2000s Vintage is fruity in ripe blackberries, opulent and full-bodied. Its tannins form a structure of perfect harmony. A Port Wine with violet aroma and full of freshness.93,50€
- QuickviewThis Port is considered light and elegant because it is a young wine, and as such is ideal to be enjoyed fresh as an aperitif. The grapes used for this wine's production are created at Douro's Valley, as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cão.8,00€
- QuickviewWarre's Fine White is a wine made from grape varieties of Douro region, a region famous for its Port wines. In order to produce a smoother and elegant Port, the grapes peels were removed during the fermentation process. A light, elegant and tempting Port perfect to be enjoyed fresh as an appetizer.7,33€
- QuickviewWarre's Fine White is made from grape varieties of Douro region, a region famous for its Port Wines. In order to produce a softer and delicate Port, during the fermentation process there are removed the peel of the grapes. It is a refreshing and very light wine, perfect to be served as an appetizer.7,33€
- QuickviewThe 2009 year celebrates the anniversary of the Oporto city liberation by the Anglo-Portuguese army in 12th of may in 1809. An army led by the Duke of Wellington. To celebrate the release of William's Warre hometown, the House of Warre's decided to bottle 6,000 bottles of this 2009 Vintage, each one of them numbered. The Warre's Vintage ""Liberation of Oporto"" 2009 was aged for 18 months in wooden casks before being bottled in April of 2011. This Port features very floral and fragrant scents typical of a Warre's, with aromas of roses, violets and slight notes of mint and eucalyptus.92,80€
- QuickviewWarre's Warrior Reserve Port was a wine regarded as a production from one of the best casks of Warre's Reserve Port. A full-bodied classic wine with a wonderful richness and a stunning balance that possesses a deep ruby colour and plum aroma, cherry and rose notes. Great concentration and definition in the mouth with balanced sweetness and softness, and a long and complex finish.11,93€