Quinta Vale D Maria

Quinta Vale D Maria

Cristiano Van Zeller left the family firm (Quinta do Noval) in 1993 to produce his own wine. In 1996 he acquired Quinta do Vale Dona Maria and began an ongoing job of reconstruction and replanting. Early vintages were made and stored at Dirk Niepoort’s quinta.

Many of the mixed grape vineyards are over fifty years old and the Ports are trodden by foot in traditional stone lagares. We sell more of Cristiano's table wine than we do the Port. The Vintage Port is tremendous value, maturing five to ten years before some of the more established names.

  1. Rufo Vale D Maria, Douro Red
    Rufo Douro Tinto, Vale D Maria 2016
    Touriga Franca 13.0% Vol
    Portugal > Douro
    Rufo, meaning red in Latin, is an expressive wine with a juicy palate and succulent red and black...
    £11.20 per bottle
  2. Quinta Vale D Maria, Douro Red
    Quinta Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Port Blend 14.5% Vol
    Portugal > Douro
    Made by Cristiano van Zeller, Dona Maria has a wonderful, deep purple colour with aromas of red...
    £39.00 per bottle
  3. Quinta Vale D. Maria Port vintage
    Quinta Vale D Maria, Vintage Port 2015
    Port Blend 20.0% Vol
    Port > Classic Vintage Port
    A great concentration of spicy black fruits and a brawnier palate than is usual for Dona Maria, but...
    £45.00 per bottle
  4. Rufo, Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2016-En Primeur (case of 12)
    Rufo, Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2016-En Primeur (case of 12)
    Rufo, meaning red in Latin, is an expressive wine with a juicy palate and succulent red and black...
    £TBA
  5. Quinta Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2016-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Quinta Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2016-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Portugal > Douro
    Made by Cristiano van Zeller, Dona Maria has a wonderful, deep purple colour with aromas of red...
    £TBA
  6. Vinha de Martim Vale D Maria White
    Vinha de Martim, Vale D Maria, Douro White 2017
    Rabigato 12.5% Vol
    Portugal > Douro
    Based on the Ribagato grape this wine has fantastic racy acidity with limes and...
    £56.00 per bottle
  7. QVDM Traditional LBV Port
    Quinta Vale D Maria Late Bottled Vintage Port, Unfiltered 2014
    Port Blend 19.5% Vol
    Port > LBV & Crusted Port
    A big chunky wine with masses of black fruit, spice and intensity. A Traditional LBV is unfiltered...
    £18.50 per bottle
  8. Quinta Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Quinta Vale D Maria, Douro Red 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Portugal > Douro
    Made by Cristiano van Zeller, Dona Maria has a wonderful, deep purple colour with aromas of red...
    £192.00 per case
  9. Quinta Vale D Maria Port, vintage 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Quinta Vale D Maria Port, vintage 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Port > Classic Vintage Port
    Cristiano showed this alongside the 2016 so it was immediately possible to see the differences...
    £186.00 per case