Paul Symington’s family has been associated with the Douro Valley and the Port trade for 13 generations. You could say that Portugal’s great fortified wine courses through his veins. Now in his sixties, he’s not planning to retire any time soon. Listen to us chat about the region’s extensive line up of grapes, why Port has fared better than Sherry and Madeira over the last 30 years and how Symington Family Estates are coping with the challenges of climate change.
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