Growth in the US market has lead Quinta de Portal, the Portuguese wine producer, to estimate a 50% rise in sales year-on-year for 2005 to a total of €4.5m (US$5.74m).

The local press said that the US market accounts for some 20% Quinta do Portal's total exports at present.
In 2004 the winemaker saw sales of €3m, up 45% on 2003.

Exports in 2004 were up some 30% to €1m.