The house Kopke was founded in 1638 by Cristiano Köpke and is since then engaged in the export of wine and port. Deeply penetrated the Portuguese society the Kopke firm is the oldest company of foreign origin.
A large fire in 1882 destroyed a major part of the past and therefore it is difficult to make an overall historical view. The present management, owner since 1953 has gone to great lengths to maintain the good reputation of the company. Currently the ports of Kopke are exported all over the world. In countries where fame and quality are of paramount importance.