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Australian-born David Baverstock is a tour de force of Portuguese winemaking. A long time resident of Portugal and the head winemaker at the world-renowned Herdade do Esporão (he will celebrate 25 years this year) he is widely credited with revolutionising Portuguese wine by mixing the best of the New and Old World. He has won the Portuguese Red Wine Trophy at the International Wine Challenge on two occasions, and in 1999 he became the first non-Portuguese person to win International Wine Challenge’s Winemaker of the Year (Portugal). 


With this in mind, we are delighted to present the latest of David’s projects to catch the wine world’s attention: the wines of Alentejo producer Howard‘s Folly. The winery was founded in 2002 by Yorkshireman Howard Bilton with the aim of further establishing Alentejo on the fine wine making map. This dream is now being realised, with Howard‘s Folly now among the region’s most exciting producers and scooping up three awards at the IWSC in Hong Kong..



The 2012 Howard‘s Folly Reserva is dense, intense wine that seriously impressed our team when we tasted it in the office. Now in its 4th year, this Reserva is especially notable for its labels, which are updated each year with a specially commissioned work of art from a world-famous artist. The 2012 artwork has been produced for Howard‘sFolly by Turner Prize-winning British artist Sir Hodgkin CH CBE and consists of not just one painting, but six different pieces, one for each bottle in the case. Howard Hodgkin is widely considered to be one of Britain’s most important artists and his works sell for vast sums. With this in mind, the 2012 Howard‘s Folly Reserva offers a truly exciting chance to own six Hodgkin prints, as well as some incredible wine…


The 2012 Reserva is hot off the presses and is not due to be officially released to the public until the 18th January at Howard Hodgkin’s show at the Gasgonian in Hong Kong. We are therefore very pleased to be able to give you first sight of this fantastic opportunity…


The 2012 is so new that it has yet to be scored by the critics, but the 2011 was well-received, with Mark Squires of the Wine Advocate commenting: “This relatively new venture… is rounding into form. There’s a lot here to like.”