Sophia Bergqvist’s grandmother, Claire, was given Quinta de la Rosa as a christening present in 1906, but by the time her granddaughter took over eighty-two years later it was in a sorry, rundown state. Listen to us chat about how Sophia turned this historic Douro Valley estate around, why table wines, not Port, are her main focus, and what being the Swan Warden for the Vintners Company in London really entails.
To read more about Sophia have a look at the Quinta de la Rosa website. You can also follow her on Instagram @quintadelarosa
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