In my early years of vinous exploration, I visited the spectacular Douro Valley. There, the port wine has been made for centuries. This fortified wine is made from the indigenous local grape varietals not found easily anywhere else in the world. Sandeman was one of the most successful port producers employing a smart marketing ploy. I visited the modern, renovated, winery in fall. Watch my video to see what mystery can do to wine sales. Have you ever wondered how and why the colour of wine changes?

Sandeman is like most of the traditional port producers a large scale project. Visiting the winery has been accommodating to any level of the wine consumer. If you are new to port, this is the perfect winery to check out.