Sandeman is the third-largest port wine brand in the world: 21 bottles are bought every minute.
The brand's history began in London in the 18th century. In 1790, a Scotsman named George Sandeman borrowed 300 pounds from his father to start a wine business.
The first fortified wine produced under the same name had a noble taste and excellent quality.
Thanks to the persistence and hard work of Mr. Sandeman, the company was successfully developing: by the beginning of the 19th century, Sandeman products were exported to Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and even New Zealand.
Fortified wines, created from local grape varieties following centuries-old traditions, have been presented numerous awards at industry competitions, including the International Wine & Spirit Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, and International Wine Challenge.
In June 2002, Sandeman joined the Sogrape group, whose portfolio also includes Mateus, Silk & Spice, and other brands.