Situated in the heart of the Douro Valley in Cima Corgo, the 19th century estate encompasses the core values of Wilson Daniels – a family-owned producer of historical significance crafting terroir-driven wines.
With the first plantings recorded on the estate in 1814, Quinta da Côrte remains committed to producing indigenous grape varietals—namely Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Barroca—across its 25 hectares of classification A vineyards. Owned by the Austruy family—whose historic Provence winery Commanderie de Peyrassol joined the Wilson Daniels portfolio in April—Quinta da Côrte adheres to a philosophy that prizes sustainable viticulture to encourage the natural balance between the vines and the land.
Quinta da Côrte was maintained by the same local farmer until 1927, when the Pacheco e Irmãos family purchased the vineyards. At the time, the grapes were sold to the major port-producing families of the region who crafted them into single-vineyard, small production vintage port.
Then in 2012, Philippe Austruy traveled to the Douro, where he swiftly fell in love with the Quinta. With its northern exposure and distinctive schist soils, he recognized the vineyard’s propensity for producing red wines of great opulence and purchased the estate. Austruy carefully and methodically renovated the historic vineyard, winemaking facilities, and La Casa, a 19th century structure on the estate containing guest accommodations and an on-site restaurant for visitors.
The Quinta produced its first wine under its own name with the 2013 vintage – an elegant Douro red displaying the excellence of the terroir. Today, Quinta da Côrte offers a boutique collection featuring two dry red wines, along with an exclusive, late bottled field blend and a selection of premium tawny wines. In the very best of years, the family also produces a masterfully crafted vintage port.