The Company Today
Wiese & Krohn is now run by the third generation of the Falcão Carneiro family. Its stocks of Port reach over 5 million litres and are stored in six cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and one cellar in the Douro Region.
The Company owns an estate called Quinta do Retiro Novo which is situated in one of the noblest parts of the Douro Demarcated Region - the Rio Torto valley. The Ports coming from this area are well known for their superior quality. Vintage, Late Bottled Vintage and Colheita Ports from our House are originated here.
Traditional suppliers to whom our Company has been buying their production of Port for a long time provide us with complementary volumes each year.
Export represents more than 90% of total sales and is mainly directed to Europe. In recent years, however, overseas markets have gained importance, Brazil and the USA being the two best examples of this new trend. Although other brands are being commercialised, Krohn is the most important name under which our Ports are known.
A Food Safety Management System has been implemented in the Company under the certification of the Portuguese Association for Certification (APCER).
Wiese & Krohn has been elected as a Leader PME (Small/Medium Sized Company).