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Dow’s Port joins Calabria Family Wines

Calabria Family Wines has further expanded its distribution portfolio with the addition of famed Portuguese fortified wine Dow’s Port.

The deal sees Calabria Family Wines take on the distribution, sales and marketing of the prestigious port house in the Australian market, which was previously managed by Tyrrell’s Wines. 

Dow’s joins the recent distributorship appointment of Calabria Family Wines to famed Italian Prosecco brand Canti announced in September. 

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming such a prestigious name in port to the Calabria family,” third-generation Sales & Marketing Manager Andrew Calabria said.

“Dow’s is recognised around the world as one of the premier vintage port producers and continues to set the benchmark for quality port each year. We’re delighted to establish a partnership with the well-respected Symington family in the Australian market.”

Dow’s was founded in 1798 by Portuguese business merchant Bruno da Silva, who imported wine from his native country to London. His business acumen and societal connections built a fine reputation for Dow’s within London society, even through the Napoleonic wars. It is owned by the famed Symington family.

Today, Dow’s is available in over 50 countries, with 56% of sales trending in the premium price point compared to the industry average of just 18%. Notable wine writer James Suckling says of Dow’s: “The Vintage Ports of Dow are some of the most consistently well-made Ports available.”

“We are thrilled to start working with the Calabria family in Australia, a family-owned and managed business just like our own, and therefore likeminded in the long-term view of the port market development,” Rupert Symington, fourth-generation CEO of Symington Family Estates said. 

“Australia has a rich history of fortified wines and a great connection to Port, and with the increased interest in our premium wines we’ve been witnessing, not just in Australia, but also around the world, we are confident this is the right time for this new partnership and that it will be fruitful for both companies.”

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Dow’s Port will become a part of Calabria Family Wine’s sales portfolio from today. The selection of Ports to be distributed immediately by Calabria Family Wines include Dow’s Fine Ruby Port and Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port.

In February 2021, Dow’s Fine Tawny Port, Dow’s Fine White Port, Dow’s ‘Colheita’ Single Harvest 2007 Tawny Port and Dow’s 30 Year Old Tawny Port will be available in Australia.

Interested or current customers should contact their local Calabria Family Wines area manager or the Calabria sales team at 02 6969 0800 or

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