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Taylor's

The famous Port Wine House was built by Job Bearsley in Villa Nova de Gaia ( postage ) founded, then there were around 20 name changes until 1844. With the entry of John Taylor in 1816, John Fladgate in 1837 and Morgan Yeatman in 1844, it received the current name Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman, but is mostly referred to briefly as Taylor's. In 1744 Bartholomew Bearsey (the son of the founders) bought the Casa dos Alambiques in Salgeiral near Régua, which is still the company's central winery. This made Taylor's the first English port wine trading company to own its own vineyard. The American Joseph Camo joined as a new partner in 1808. In 1893, the property was expanded with the purchase of the Quinta da Vargellas (220 ha) on the upper Douro, which is considered the figurehead of the company.

In 1948 the company was taken over Fonseca Guimaraens with the three wineries Quinta Cruzeiro, Quintas Panascal and Quinta Santo António. The sister company continues to produce port wines of its own style under its own label. The Quinta da Terra Feita 1974 and Quinta Terra Feita de Cima wineries were added in 1990. Alistair Robertson (a nephew of Mrs. Dick Yeatman) took over the business in 1967 and is now the main partner. The port wines from Taylor's are among the very best. The top products are the tawnys with age (20, years, 40 years), the LBVs (introduced by Taylor's by the way) and the vintage ports. Of the latter, the outstanding vintages of 1948 and 1992 are considered to be Wines of the century, The company has been part of the group since 2001 Fladgate partnership,

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