About The Company

Founded in 1981 by John Graham, Churchill’s was the first British Port wine company to have been established in over 50 years.

Traditional wines with a young spirit

Churchill’s was founded by John Graham in 1981, as the first British Port Wine company to be established in 50 years. His desire was to set up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. In an industry where others are hundreds of years old, we were new challengers to the market. We worked hard to create the best port possible, as an independent and passionate new boutique, creating our own special wines as we thought they should be made.

In 1999 we bought our own Vineyards – Quinta da Gricha – a 50 hectare Grade “A” Vineyard estate situated on the south bank of the River Douro, in the prestigious Cima Corgo sub-region. All of our ports are produced here, in traditional granite “lagares” or treading tanks built in 1852.

Since then we have also produced a table wine business – Churchill Estates, launched in 2004 to grow our wine portfolio.

Today we are known as a high quality “boutique” Port and Douro Wine Company. We create premium Port and Douro Wine, and we hope you enjoy our wines, or will try one soon.

Our Values


We make Port wine the way we think it should be made. Traditional methods with a youthful spirit. This means superior taste and down to earth passion.


Because we care deeply about our grapes and the soils they come from, it means that sustainability is not an aim, but essential to everything we do.


While we take an artisanal approach to our craft, we also use modern techniques to tune each taste and create experiences and events that are truly inventive in our industry.

Online Wineshop

Today we have the perfect selection of Douro and Porto wines, which you can browse and shop here.

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