One of the original founding Port houses, Croft traces its origins to 1588 when the company was established in England by Henry Thompson, a member of the Merchants Company of York. The Croft family, who joined the partnership in 1736 and gave the firm its present name, served the Port trade with great distinction.
Croft is one of the most famous Vintage Port producers. Its reputation derives from its ownership of Quinta da Roêda, one of the finest estates in the Douro Valley, and from such legendary wines as the Croft 1945, recognised as one of the best of that landmark year.
In 2001 this distinguished and historic firm was acquired by the owners of the Taylor and Fonseca Port houses and since this return to family ownership has consolidated its position as a ‘first growth’ Vintage Port producer.
Croft’s CEO Adrian Bridge commented: 2011 will mark the tenth anniversary of Croft’s return to family ownership. Our investments at Quinta da Roêda continue to enhance the reputation of this iconic vineyard and have borne fruit in the fourth vintage to be declared since we acquired the property. It therefore gives me particular pleasure to announce the declaration of the Croft 2009