Location: Douro Valley - Port, Portugal
About Cálem Port
Cálem Port, founded in 1859 by Antonio Alves Cálem, has a rich history of four generations. Since releasing its first Vintage Port in 1870, Cálem has gained a reputation for being one of the Douro’s most celebrated Port producers. The imposing winery is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro River, and attracts around 150,000 visitors each year.
The origin of the winery and its long tradition in producing high quality fortified wines are closely linked to the export of wine in Brazil in exchange for exotic fruit - they were using their own fleet. This is well imprinted on their logo: The Caravel
In 1998 the company was incorporated into Sogevinus Fine Wine's group and in 2003 it is acquired by the Galician "caixa Nova".
The stunning Quinta de Arnozelo in the unique Douro Superior was acquired in 2004. The Demarcated Douro region is named a World heritage by UNESCO; a valuable recognition of thousands of years of continuous work and respect to the landscape.
Quinta de Arnozelo is situated between São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa; the best and most fertile farming areas which benefits from an excellent micro-climate. The Mediterranean climate and the terraces of schistose soil at 300 meters of altitude ensure the production of excellent ports.