Although they are located in the same county, the 3 properties possess special, quite distinguishable features:
The vineyard of Casa do Arrabalde, exposed to the Marão foothills at 490m above sea level, produces late ripening grapes, blessed with a noticeable aroma and freshness.
The vineyard of Quinta dos Espinhosos is located at a similar altitude, 470m, but protected by the forest area that surrounds it. This farm has evidenced an appetence for the production of high-quality Avesso and Chardonnay. Conducted in Cordon Royat, it is now going through a process of conversion to organic farming.
Quinta de Santa Teresa, the most recent element of this project, is located literally on the frontier between the Vinhos Verdes (Green Wine) and Douro regions. Its vineyards are placed at 150 to 340m above sea level. Here blossoming happens early, as well as maturation. The vineyards are divided into terraces separated by granite walls. This is a unique place for the Avesso, a vine variety with a notorious acidity, which benefits from the opportunity for a complete ripening. It consequently reveals its great potential for ageing among the “vin de pays” wines. This property is going through a process of conversion to organic farming.
In the vineyards our mission has mainly to do with constant care, maintaining natural vegetal soil coverage and boosting its biodiversity.