First established in 1715. Quinta do Noval lies in the Douro valley in Northern Portugal one of the few remaining places of wild and unspoilt beauty in Europe. The vineyards that produce the grapes for Port wine cling to steep hillsides in the winding valleys of the Douro River and its tributaries. Owing to the tiny production, Nacional is only ever sold in very small quantities. Allocations of bottles are made each year to Noval’s distributors who then in their turn may allocate a bottle or two for sale to regular Noval customers.