As nossas Quintas

QUINTA DA ALEGRIA

Quinta da Alegria (‘Alegria’ means Happiness in Portuguese) is one of the very few vineyards in the Douro with a railroad station in the middle of the property.

The railroad, which connects Porto to Pocinho, divides the cultures planted: vines above the railroad, and orange, tangerine, and lemon trees below, lining the riverfront for 720 meters.

Located

Located in the upper part of the Cima Corgo

Vines planted

Alegria’s first plantation dates back to the beginning of the last century, but in the ‘80s this Quinta was replanted with new vines.

Planted area

16 ha ( total property has 28 ha)

Grape varieties

2.5 ha of Tinta Amarela, 3 ha of Alicante Bouschet, 4 ha of Touriga Nacional, 3.7 ha of Touriga Franca, and 2.8 ha of old vines field blend

Altitude

102- 265 meters above sea level

Training system

Double Royat

Planting system

Two-row terraces (patamares)

Soil composition

Mostly schist with a growing influence of granite as we move upwards

Wines from this vineyard

Wines from this vineyard: Reserve Rubies and Tawnies.

QUINTA DA TROVISCA

Trovisca is our biggest vineyard and our favorite experimental field. All winemakers like to have a place where they can test new varieties or viticulture processes and this is ours.

Located

Located in

Vines planted

Initially partially replanted in 2000, and again almost every other year since then, the 27 ha of vines we have planted in Trovisca are all divided by variety.

Planted area

7 ha under organic farming since 2012

Grape varieties

On the lower part of the vineyards, we have 1.91 ha of Tinta Roriz (12.5%), 3.31 ha of Touriga Franca (21.8%), 3.20 ha of Touriga Nacional (21.1%), 1.15 ha of Sousão (7.6%) and 0.7 ha of Syrah (4.5%), and on the top of the property we have three white varieties, 2.47 ha of Rabigato (16.3%), 1.69 ha of Gouveio (11.1%) and 0.79 ha of Viosinho (5.1%).

Altitude

Varies from the 498 meters (where the Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca are planted) up to the 602 meters (where the white varieties are planted)

Training system

Cordon the Royat

Soil composition

Predominantly slate

Planting system

Both vertical planting (Vinha ao Alto) and two-row terraces (Patamares)

Wines from this vineyard

- White grapes of Viosinho, Rabigato, and Gouveio used for Oscar’s white and Quevedo White Port
- Red grapes are used to refresh and balance our Vintage Ports and LBVs. They are also the main source for Oscar’s red.

QUINTA DA VALEIRA

Valeira has certainly one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Douro.

Located

Located right where the Cima Corgo finishes and the Douro Superior starts.

Vines planted

Acquired in 2014, vines planted in 2006

Planted area

9,68 ha (of the 27 ha property)

Grape varieties

5,02 ha of Touriga Nacional (representing 52% of the total planted area, with 18.332 plants), 2,15 ha of Touriga Franca (22%, 7.287 plants), 1,34 ha of Tinta Francisca (14%, 4.010 plants), and 1,17 ha of Sousão (12%, 4.290 plants)

Altitude

Located between 428 and 495 meters altitude, temperatures never get too high as this is a well-ventilated location

Training system

Cordon the Royat

Planting system

Two-row terraces (patamares)

Soil composition

Predominantly slate

Wines from this vineyard

With this new vineyard, we expect the Touriga Franca and Sousão to bring complexity and intensity to our LBV, complemented with the freshness expected from Tinta Francisca. The Touriga Nacional apart from the LBVs will be used to express elegance in Oscar’s red blend.

QUINTA SENHORA DO ROSÁRIO

This vineyard is the oldest of the Quevedo’s properties, and where the cellar can be found. It owes its name to the chapel of Lady of the Rosary (Senhora do Rosário), located next to the property. 

Located

In the upper part of the Cima-Corgo region

Vines planted in 1960 by

João Quevedo

Planted area

9,8 ha

Grape varieties

35% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Amarela, and 25% of other varieties

Altitude

611 meters above sea level

Training system

Guyot

Planting system

Vertical planting (Vinha ao Alto)

Soil composition

Predominantly slate

Wines from this vineyard

The higher altitude of this vineyard help the temperatures to never reach levels too high, which translates into grapes with higher acidity levels and makes elegant and fresh wines, the base for our aged Tawnies

Quinta Vale d'Agodinho

Bought with no more than several almond trees, this property is today the backbone for our top wines and Ports.

Located

fantastic valley of Ferradosa, in the Douro Superior

Vines planted

1983

Planted area

20 ha

Grape varieties

40% Touriga Franca, 35% Tinta Roriz, 10% Touriga Nacional , 10% Tinto Cão, and 5% Tinta Barroca

Altitude

102- 265 meters above sea level

Training system

Double Royat

Planting system

Two-row terraces (patamares)

Soil composition

Predominantly slate

Wines from this vineyard

In some years, when the grapes reach perfect maturation, a considerable percentage of the grapes harvested go into the production of Vintage Port, which can be bottled as Single Quinta Vintage Port or used in the blend of our Quevedo Vintage Port, depending from year to year. Our LBV has consistently a generous percentage of grapes from Agodinho. Grapes from our Claudia’s Douro red wine are also coming from Agodinho.