As part of a broad programme of commemorative activities taking place throughout 2018, Poças’ 100th anniversary dinner gathered more than a hundred customers, suppliers and friends of the company, among them several Douro producers, in the former home of Sophia de Mello Breyner’s grandmother, now owned by the University of Porto and home to the city’s botanical garden.
A symbolic choice, intersecting places and experiences and showing that wine sits well between culture and family. In fact, the association between art and the family has been the guiding thread of the cultural programme promoted as a celebration of the centenary, involving artists such as Capitão Fausto, Afonso Reis Cabral, the Theater Company of Bolhão and Bordalo II.
And since celebrating 100 years is also telling stories, this dinner was full of memories of the past, many memories, but without forgetting the challenges of the future.

Credits: Jferrand

Learn about our Quinta das Quartas

Sep 15, 2018

Quinta das Quartas is the Poças winemaking centre. Planted with more than 2.5 ha of vines, this quinta is noted for its immense wine lodge where the firm’s Port Wine is aged. Up 25,000 hectolitres of wines are stored in wooden casks ranging in size from 267-Litre hogsheads to 88,000-Litre vats. Since 1996 the wines from all of Poças’ quintas have been made at this modern winery – a total of 1.1 million Litres of wine. The property also boasts a small museum where one can see the original granite treading tanks dating from 1873.

Manoel Poças Júnior was particularly fond of his first wine estate in the Douro. He visited the quinta almost every week, walking the last 700 metres on foot over rocky paths. Sadly his dream of one day being able to drive right up to the property never came true as the present road was only built much later.

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Urban sketchers at the commemoration dinner in the Botanical Garden

Oct 03, 2018
A group of Urban Sketchers joined us at the commemoration dinner of our 100th anniversay, in the Botanical Garden.
Watch our gallery of photos and the different perspectives and techniques used by these artists!

Poças 1918. Very Old Tawny Port

Nov 29, 2018
In the year of our centenary, we launched a Very Old Tawny Port, a symbolic moment that was a celebration and tribute to the region and to the founder of the company, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior.
The recently launched Poças 1918 arrived at Poças when the company’s founder, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, received Quinta das Quartas as payment for a debt. Among the estate received, there was a lot of Port Wines that was kept and is now between 90 and 100 years old.
We are now putting this wine on the market, 100 units only, in a bottle produced by Vista Alegre, inside a wooden box whose design was inspired by the old liqueur of our founder.
Poças 1918 has the fascinating complexity, texture and personality of very old Port wines, says our winemaker Jorge Pintão, also remembering the wine heritage of the region: “They are extraordinary wines that Douro managed to preserve, generation after generation, treasures stored and rarities I had the joy of tasting.” Some of them with brand names, others from anonymous farmers, these very old Port wines “are in our memory and embody intense affections, as with Poças 1918, in my case,” he adds. “It’s like keeping a family jewel,” he concludes.
See below the pictures of our “jewel”.

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Credits Jferrand