It was in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the banks of the Douro River, that GRAN CRUZ house established its expertise, taking over the heritage of a renowned house, Assumpçao E Fos, founded in 1887. CRUZ Ports are born out of a long history of passion and dedication. From the culture of grapes in our Quinta de Ventozelo to the vinification in our winery in Alijo and the ageing in our cellars, GRAN CRUZ combines the best of tradition and innovation to offer the highest levels of quality. Our wine maker, José Manuel Sousa Soares, ensures the quality of our Port wines, taking care of their age, structure, persistence, aroma and guaranties the consistency of blended Ports. CRUZ quality and expertise are recognized and renowned across the world. The brand was awarded with numerous medals from international competitions.