People

João Nicolau de Almeida
João Nicolau de Almeida

History

Founded in 1880 by brothers Adriano and Antonio, Ramos Pinto is run today by the heirs of these two energetic vintners. In 1990, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, then-chairman of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired Ramos Pinto, calling it "the jewel of the Douro."

Any visitor who spends time at Bom Retiro — with its sweeping views of the valley floor and steep vine-covered terraces culminating in a blue sky — will understand what Jean-Claude Rouzaud meant. 

In 1997, the House created the Ervamoira on-site museum, aimed at environmental, oenological, archaeological and anthropological research of the Côa Valley. The museum and vineyards are located in an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Winemakers

Port master blender Ana Rosas
Port master blender Ana Rosas
Winemaker Teresa Ameztoy
Winemaker Teresa Ameztoy