1970 was the year in which the Symington family acquired Graham’s and produced the first classic Graham's Vintage Port under their ownership. 2020 was another milestone as it marked our bicentenary and, to celebrate, we bottled a special Graham’s 2020 Bicentenary Edition Vintage Port. Separated by half a century, the 1970 and 2020 Vintage Ports mark 50 years of Symington family stewardship of Graham’s – continuing a commitment to the pursuit of excellence that has spanned 200 years.
44 of the limited edition cases of Graham’s 1970 & 2020 Vintage Port will be sold exclusively through the Graham’s Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia from July 24th. Each case will be sold with an NFT which is hosted on the Club dVIN
platform. This unique digital asset provides the owner with a guarantee of authenticity of the wine and entitles them to a series of benefits. This includes an allocation for a case of the next classic Graham’s Vintage Port release, and six free guided tours & tastings at the Graham’s Lodge, which the NFT holder can grant to whoever tastes the Vintage Ports with them – once the bottles have been opened and the NFTs burned. Owners can easily access their NFT on the Club dVIN platform by tapping their phone on the anti-counterfeit NFC tags attached to each bottle.
Three of the 44 cases sold through the Graham’s Lodge will be offered with an additional exclusive experience of a private day visit (for 4 people) to Graham’s principal estate in the Douro Valley – Quinta dos Malvedos. The day will include a guided tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a tutored tasting and lunch at the estate house, which is not open to the public. The price of this case with an NFT entitling the holder to both the benefits and exclusive experience is €3,000.
We will also drop five cases of 1970 & 2020 Vintage Port on the fine wine NFT platform, WineChain
, in the coming months (additional benefits and pricing tbc). The last remaining case will be donated to the 2023 Golden Vines Online Auction which supports the Gérard Basset Foundation.