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The House of Croft was founded over three hundred years ago. The earliest evidence of the firms activity as a Port shipper dates from 1678, coincidentally the year of the first ever recorded shipments of Port wine. The company was orginally known as Phayre & Bradley after its founding partners and took its present name in 1736 when it was joined by John Croft, a member of an old and distinguished family of Yorkshire wine merchants. The Croft family played a prominent and influential role in the Port wine trade and elevated the House of Croft to the place of distinction which it occupies to this day. Although well established in Oporto and active in their Port wine business, the Crofts never lost touch with their Yorkshire origins. In his treatise, John Croft describes himself as Member of the Factory at Oporto and Wine Merchant of York. The family returned to England in the nineteenth century, after the Peninsular Wars, and there are no longer any Crofts in the firm. Nevertheless. the family maintained its affection for the fortified wines of the Douro and the late Percy Croft, who died in 1935, is credited with the famous words: Any time not spent drinking Port is a waste of time. In 1911 the House of Croft was acquired by the Gilbeys, the distinguished English wine trade family. It is now owned and run by descendants of two old Port wine families, the Yeatmans and Fladgates.

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  1. Croft Particular Pale Amontillado Sherry 75cl
    £9.99

    Croft Particular is a blend of the pale dryness of a quality Fino with the smoothness of an Amontillado. The result is a refined sherry with a light crisp...
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  2. Croft Original Pale Cream Sherry 75cl 17.5% ABV
    £9.99

    Croft Original Pale Cream Sherry; The perfect balance of a quality fino sherry with the depth of a cream. The ideal sherry to serve...
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  3. Croft LBV Late Bottled Vintage 2007 Port 75cl
    £11.89

    The Croft house has very strict rules when it comes to their Late Bottled Vintage, they will only bottle at six years from the harvest to gain the best maturity, yet retain the plump, full berry fruit...
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