Burmesterin historia juontaa aina vuoteen 1730 saakka, jolloin Henry Burmester ja John Nash perustivat Burmester & Nash Trading Companyn. Parinkymmenen vuoden kuluttua yritys muutti Portugaliin ja keskittyi portviiniin. 1700-luvun lopussa yritys siirtyi Henry Burmesterin poikien hallintaan. Burmesterin suku on alkujaan lähtöisin Saksasta, pienestä kaupungista nimeltä Moelln. Nimi Burmester tulee saksan kielen sanasta Burgmeester, joka tarkoittaa pormestaria. Nykyisin tilan omistaa Sogevinus Group, joka on investoinut suuresti tilan kehittämiseksi. In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash founded Burmester & Nash in London, a cereal trading company. They moved to Vila Nova de Gaia and in 1750 began shipping port wine to the British Isles and the rest of Europe. The family name originates from the German word 'Burgmeester', meaning 'mayor' - as the family came from the small north Germany city of Moelln. The firm was dissolved at the end of the 18th century, when Henry Burmester Jr. and his two sons, Fredrick and Edward, set up a new port wine company, H.Burmester & Sons. Later, in 1834, Johann Wilhelm Burmester, a distant relative from Hamburg, was asked to run the port wine side of the company, changing the company name to J.W. Burmester & Cº in 1880. His marriage produced six sons, who all continued the family's commercial interests in the areas of port wine, insurance, bottle production, shipping and textiles. The eldest son, Gustav Adolf, together with his brother Otto, were the two great port entrepreneurs of CASA BURMESTER. Gustav Adolf ran the company with vision and significantly increased the company's exports to new European markets and America. He defined a new marketing strategy, registering the J.W. Burmester brand in 1900, creating new labels and winning great accolades and awards at national and international wine competitions - Lisbon 1888; Berlin 1888; Paris 1889; Chicago 1893. The First World War had a fairly negative impact upon the port sector. It was up to the new generation to ensure the business got back on track. João Guilherme Burmester, his son-in-law, Hans Steinmetz, and his nephew, Karl Gilbert, oversaw the company's recovery, assisting and becoming involved in the creation of new organisations that began regulating production, sales and exports from the port sector. From 1952 onwards, the Burmester Gilbert generation - Helmut and Arnold- took over the business, having founded, in 1962 another port company - Gilberts e Cº. From generation to generation, the Burmesters and Gilberts were noted for their know-how and commitment to the port business, raising the Burmester profile and ensuring the highest level of international recognition. In the end of the millenium, Amorim Group acquires BURMESTER being recently acquired by Sogevinus SGPS, S. A. Group. Having a larger scope through a wide range of wines available to their clients, the Sogevinus Group is prepared to rapidly answer to the market demands.
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