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.