Producer Sogrape

Founded in London in 1737 by William Offley, initially as wine merchants, Offley was soon exporting wines and later began to produce its own Porto Wine. A decisive moment in its development was the arrival of Joseph James Forrester as partner in the company in the 1830’s - a charismatic man who would later be known as the Baron of Forrester and who played a key role in expanding Offley and the Porto Wine industry in the Nineteenth Century. Spending his entire adult life in Portugal he was devoted to the Douro and Port wine. In addition to contributing to the growth of Porto wine's international trade links, Forrester was the first to chart the Douro River and Valley, an accomplishment that earned him recognition from and entry into various European Geography and Art societies.


  • Avintes
  • Portugal
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