Tim Bergqvist

Tim spent most of his childhood living in Portugal with his mother at La Rosa. He was educated in England and after graduating from Cambridge University Tim joined Dunlop Company to work in Ghana, Lebanon and Italy. In Beirut he soon met Patricia and before long they were married and had three children, Sophia, Philip and Juliet. When his father died in 1971 he joined Eucalyptus Pulp Mills, the family's pulp company based in Portugal, as Deputy Chairman and his life was to become inextricably linked with Portugal once more.

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The People

Quinta de la Rosa is run by Sophia Bergqvist and is assisted by her brother (Philip) and Jorge Moreira, La Rosa's wine maker.  Jorge is supported by viticulturalist, Nuno Barros and assistant wine maker, Hugo Rodrigues.  As Sophia is often on the road selling La Rosa's products, team work and loyalty is vital.  Many have worked at La Rosa for more than 10 years and Nelson Gonçalves (bottling line) is fourth generation to work at La Rosa.  His father, Salvador, is in charge of making the blends.

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The Vineyard

"Quinta de La Rosa is a stunning, family owned property of 55 hectares with an annual production of 85,000 litres of Port and 200,000 litres of wine."

Since 1906, Quinta de La Rosa has slowly expanded and now consists of 55 hectares of land planted to vines. We produce approximately  85,000 litres of Port and 200,000 litres of wine every year, although the exact amount will vary depending on the weather conditions.

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The Estate

Quinta de la Rosa has been in the Bergqvist family since 1906, although they have been in the port trade as shippers under the family name, Feueheerd, since 1815.  It currently has around 55 hectares under vine and produces around 50,000 litres of port and 160,000 litres of table wine each year. 

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About

Quinta de la Rosa has been in the Bergqvist family since 1906, although they have been in the port trade as shippers under the family name, Feueheerd, since 1815.  It currently has around 55 hectares under vine and produces around 80,000 litres of port and 300,000 litres of table wine each year. 

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