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The 2017 vintage

An investment for the generations


The time is almost upon us: there’s a bit of eager tension slowly growing among the Douro Boys – because they are celebrating their fifteenth anniversary with an auction on 10 October, launching what are likely the most promising wines since 1945.

Douro Boys Auction 2013 © Douro Boys
Peter Mansell at the Douro Boys auction 2013 © Douro Boys

Investing in the wines of the Douro Boys is a smart move; this is easily understood from the pricing trend from the most recent auction. The starting price of the Douro Boys Cuvée was 140 Euros per magnum bottle – today you will not find this wine in the market for less than 400 Euros.

Wine experts like James Suckling are convinced that the 2017 vintage will top that. The extraordinary weather conditions of this exceptional vintage – combined of course with the skill & reputation of the five winegrowers – position the 2017 red wine cuvée and above all the 2017 vintage Port in the very top echelon. The aging potential of this great vintage also recommends the wine as bottles to be put down for children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, as well as for special occasions such as round-numbered birthdays. An investment that will prove worthwhile, in any case.

Douro Boys Auction 2013 © Douro Boys
Impressions of the Douro Boys auction 2013
Douro Boys Auction 2013 © Douro Boys
Impressions of the Douro Boys auction 2013
Douro Boys Auction 2013 © Douro Boys
Impressions of the Douro Boys auction 2013

But it’s not just the wines that provide inspiration, but also the special venue where the auction is taking place: the exclusive Six Senses Douro Valley hotel – set among the steep, slate terraces of the Douro, which have not without reason been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An auction offering equal measures of excitement and satisfaction.

Six Senses Hotel Douro Valley © Six Senses
The breathtaking Six Senses Hotel...
The Douro Valley © Niepoort
... amongst the picturesque landscape of the Douro Valley

No matter where you are – you can participate in the auction and bid on your favourite lot from all over the world, live via telephone. If you’re not a big fan of thrills & tension, or if our event falls during the dead of night in your time zone, you can play it safe, too: place a written bid beforehand with a maximum price, via email. With a bit of luck, you’ll wake up the next day as the contented owner of your selected lot!
Check out the AUCTION CATALOGUE with all the 50 lots and register here: