This 30 hectare estate overlooking the river Douro is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the Vinho Verde region. Whilst the brand was established in 1950 they have been producing wines on the estate since 1790. In 1957 one of the estate wines was chosen to be served to Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Portugal. The wines are made using traditional techniques but using modern technology in a state of the art winery. The wines have won hundreds of awards and offer fantastic value at the easy drinking end of the wine list.
Quinta Santa Eufémia is a family company that has been producing Port & Douro wines since 1864. Located in the Douro region of Baixo and Cima Corgo on the left side of the river Douro at an altitude about 300m above sea level, the estate continues to be managed by the Carvalho family. Eirados is one of the oldest vineyards of the Quinta and the name of this exclusive label for Vindependents. The Ports are classic styles, well packaged and well priced. The still wines are full of fruit but well balanced and moreish.
Herdade do Portocarro is a project that is based on a philosophy of production of finest wines in limited and exclusive quantities. These wines possess an intense and complex personality: they are tense and earthy, but also elegant and fresh. Located in the border between the beautiful Peninsula de Setubal and the intensely hot Alentejo plains, this 18 ha single vineyard has been planted on a hilltop facing South, 60 m above the river Sado. Both the rain’s draining and the sun exposure are excellent, it is surrounded by trees and benefits from the Atlantic Ocean’s cool influence.
The entry level wines are fun and easy to drink and the more expensive wines gain in complexity and finesse so there's something for everyone!
The Macedo Pinto family has a long history of viticulture in the Douro Valley with records dating back to 1755. Since 1987 the winery and vineyards have undergone a significant program of re-investment and
improvement combining the best modern winemaking techniques and vineyard management whilst still respecting the traditions of the Douro Valley. The vineyards cover 25 hectares in the Cima Corgo, located where the Tavora river flows into the Douro. Quinta do Espinho is devoted to the traditional grape varieties of the Douro Valley, with plantings of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz predominating. Since 1999, the winemaking has been under the guidance of Jean-Hugues Gros who has a wealth of winemaking experience from working in Burgundy, Champagne, California and the Douro.