Quinta de Roriz can trace its roots back to the late 18th century when Robert Archibald, a Scotsman, planted a vineyard along a beautiful 2-mile stretch of the Douro River between Pinhão and Tua. Archibald used vines imported from Burgundy and a varietal that is now known as Tinta Francisca.
Quinta de Roriz is now owned by the Symington Family and Bruno Prats and is the jewel crown of their joint venture for producing premium Douro DOC wines in the Douro Valley. Quinta de Roriz produces a small amount of Vintage Port. However the majority of its production is used for making the top quality DOC wines of Chryseia, Post Scriptum and Prazo de Roriz. The 42-hectare vineyard is situated at an altitude between 400 and 800 feet on the south bank of the river, an ideal positioning for the production of the region's best wines. Quinta de Roriz was one of the pioneers of single quinta wines in the 19th century and has been producing them longer then any other producer.