Croft’s legendary Vintage Ports


With the outbreak of war in 1914, the British government attempted to restrict imports and, although
they remained buoyant for the first two years of the conflict, shipments then fell. 

However the period between the wars saw a strong revival, with sales of Gilbey’s Invalid Port reaching a peak of nearly five million bottles.  In parallel with the Invalid Port business, Croft concentrated on developing its reputation as a top flight Vintage Port house.

This it did very successfully, with such wines as the legendary Croft Vintage 1945 being regarded as among the finest of their respective years.

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