1994 Vintage Ports

WT January Event – 1994 Vintage Ports – Wed, Jan 27, 7:00 PM

For our third Winetasters@Home Event, we present a survey of 8 1994 Vintage Ports from Oporto’s best producers – just the thing for a chilly winter evening!   So mark your calendar for Wed Jan 27, at 7 pm.  Members may experience this Google Meet event for $85 ($105 for non-members). Further details appear below and you can sign up for this event by clicking on this link.

1994 was a very good year indeed in Oporto, with generally rich, but not overripe, wines.   These wines are coming into their own now, just passing the twenty-five-year mark; but most still have some decades ahead of them.  We have a great selection of eight wines, including Quinta do Vesuvio, Quinta do Noval, Fonseca, and more (full list below).  

Jancis Robinson’s 2016 note on the Quinta do Vesuvio gives the idea of what’s in store for us:  “Dark blackish crimson. Rich and sumptuous. Chestnuts and super-round. Very pure and polished tannins. Lovely now. “ 17.5 points, drink 2007 – 2030.  We could go on, but why not just sign up, and then you can taste all these amazing ports for yourself, in the safety and comfort of your home.  Add your favorite chocolate or stilton (or both!) to make the evening even more memorable. 

The wines will come carefully decanted into 2 0z bottles (enough for two to share, or for one person to make a ‘more thorough evaluation’).  There will also be a tasting sheet for your notes. Beginning at 9:30 on Wednesday, January 27, you will be able to pick up your tasting package either at the downtown location on Lombard St (Queen & Church) or at the uptown location at Avenue Road and 401 (just north of the 401).  Full details will be in the confirmation email.

This Winetasters@Home Event will follow a similar format to last month.  After a short introduction, you will have a chance to taste and assess the wines.  Then we will go through and discuss them in turn, ending with a vote for ‘ best of the show’.

To summarize:

Date:  Jan 27
Time:  7:00 PM
Pickup: from your selected location beginning 9:30 AM
Where: Your home, via Google Meet!

Click here to sign up.

Full list of wines

  • 1994 Vintage Port – Cockburn’s
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Dow’s
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Fonseca
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Graham’s
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Quinta do Noval
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Quinta do Vesuvio
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Tuke Holdsworth
  • 1994 Vintage Port – Martinez – Quinta da Eira Velha


If you have not done so, please join Winetasters or renew your membership.

We have special COVID pricing and if you join renew now your membership is good for the balance of this year to June 30, 2021, and for the next year to June 30, 2022.

Winetasters will offer 10 events annually and attending any 2 of these events at member’s price will cover your dues, by saving the guest surcharges.  Members benefit by:

  • Discounts on tastings
  • Avoiding disappointment by having priority registration for our most popular events. 

Multi-year members also receive priority registration in our triennial ultra-premium tastings and will taste these wines at a preferred member’s price (guests and new members’ tasting fee will be based on the wine’s market value).
The first ultra-premium tasting is scheduled for 2022 and will feature the best wines of  E. Guigal, including the 2012 La Landonne and La Mouline.