Quarles Harris is one of the oldest Port Houses, being established in 1680, and, over three centuries, has built an outstanding reputation for the quality of its Ports. The company is owned by the Symington family who, through over a century of close involvement in the business, have ensured that tradition and expertise is passed from generation to generation thus maintaining the excellent reputation of Quarles Harris. Their Ports are drawn from vineyards in the Rio Torto and Pinhão valleys of the Upper Douro where Quarles Harris have been making and buying wines from farmers for centuries. In some of these Quintas the wine continues to be made by the time honoured traditional method of foot treading in granite lagares which produces first class Port. Charles Symington, head winemaker, said that without the tie to a specific quinta and terroir-driven style, Quarles Harris is an opportunity to just have some fun making interesting, satisfying wines from the grapes supplied to us by small producers. Quarles Harriss flavour profile is a firm and slightly dry style.