The Douro Boys are a group of five wine estates: Quinta do Vallado, Niepoort, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta Vale D. Maria and Quinta do Vale Meão.
The Douro Boys have set themselves a clear goal: enabling the dry wines of the Douro to achieve a level of recognition appropriate to their inherent quality and to position them on an equal footing with port. And thus, embarked upon this path of putting the Douro Valley where it belongs on the world wine map, they've not ruled out the positive effect that they will have on the image of Portuguese wines in general.
Since 2003, they have been working with united efforts, organising joint presentations, seminars and tastings, all concentrated upon relating the story of their heritage. Their wines are unquestionably considered to be among the best in all Portugal – this factor has made a not-insignificant contribution to the success of their endeavour.
And if in the past ten years the Douro Valley has become a great discovery of wine journalists worldwide, an insider tip from the sommeliers and the favourite region of many wine lovers, these developments have first and foremost the Douro Boys and their wines to thank.