Fonseca belongs to the first league of Vintage Port producing houses. Few Port wine producers have maintained this consistency of quality and style in every Vintage.
In some years, when there is no classic Fonseca Vintage Port wine, a Vintage Guimaraens can be produced instead.
Even so, Guimaraens Vintage Port wines share the complex origins, heritage and fruity style of classic Fonseca Vintages and come from products from the same three estates. They differ only in the way that they are more accessible, ready to drink earlier and at a more affordable price.