Return to previous page

Cockburns Fine Ruby Port, Portugal.

Cockburn’s Fine Ruby is a full-bodied Port with ripe red-fruit flavours, balanced with a fine structure.

Perfect at the end of a fine dinner or simply to enjoy with friends.


19% Vol.

Cockburn’s was founded in 1815 by Robert Cockburn, a soldier who served in Portugal

during the Peninsular War. Robert was later joined in his Port business by his sons Archibald

and Alexander.

In 2010, Cockburn’s celebrated its 195th birthday by returning to family ownership. It joined

Symington Family Estates, Port producers for over 125 years, the largest vineyard owners in

the Douro (940 hectares/2,330 acres) who account for 30% of all Premium Port production.

Symington Family Estates is the most awarded Port Company in the world.

The Symington Family has reviewed every aspect of the production and ageing process of

Cockburn’s Ports, making significant improvements to all Cockburn’s wines. Cockburn’s

recent success in the international wine competitions is a clear indication of this drive for


For nearly 100 years, the wine from the magnificent Quinta dos Canais vineyard has formed

the backbone of Cockburn’s Vintages. This jewel of the Upper Douro Valley has 261 hectares

(645 acres) and its vineyard is comprised of 27% Touriga Franca and 30,5% Touriga


Cockburn’s is famous for having played a leading role in the recovery of the Touriga Nacional

grape variety in the 1970’s. Today, this Portuguese grape variety is recognized as the

Douro’s finest. Another Cockburn’s initiative was the plantation of experimental vineyards in

the 1930’s, to improve the quality of Port. Cockburn’s also led the plantation of new vineyards

in the remote Douro Superior in the 1970’s and 1980’s, pioneering the development of this

high quality region.

Cockburn’s is the Port Company with the most wood casks and the only one with its own

dedicated team of coopers. The vast majority of Cockburn’s Port ages in these handmade

seasoned oak casks and tonnels in the company’s historic lodges, located in Vila Nova de

Gaia, near the Atlantic Ocean. Cockburn’s wines’ added complexity derives greatly from

these excellent natural ageing conditions.