There is always a single story that hides behind a wine. Vasques de Carvalho family history has such strong roots as a vine and is intertwined with the history of the Douro. Its origin dates back to the mid-nineteenth century and the wine company of the family, who always turned his production fortified wine, selling part of the export houses and aging elsewhere by adding value. In 1880, by order of Jose Vasques de Carvalho, great-grandfather of the current socio Administrator - António Fernando Lopes Vasques de Carvalho - and given the exceptional quality of this crop, it has not been sold to almost all of the production of that year. This wine was aged and carefully guarded in the family stores to this day. The middle of the twentieth century, the family began the generous wine merchant activity, buying grapes to third parts, vinify them and later sold to the export trade. This strategic change, taken by Maria Amélia Pereira Lopes, allowed to increase the stock of Fortified Wine. In the 70s, Maria Amélia acquired the status of Bottler Producer of Port.