Vineyard

before quinta dos capinhas

A little bit of history

Porches is a small town known for its wine and pottery production.

The town has been occupied since the Neolithic Age, according to archaeological vestiges like the menhir established near the Convent of João José, that dates back to 5000-4000 BC.

The lands around it were used by locals for plantation of Olive trees, almond trees, alfarroba trees, cork trees, and wine. Also for cattle like the algarvian goat and, seasonal crops.

After the revolution of 1974, the locals attention changed its focus to the sea line and tourism, occurring that the farm lands area was forgotten, and became wild again.

chimney algarve flowers

Soil

We studied the soil of our ancestors

Climate

Abundant sun for 300 days a year

Geography

Between mountains and the ocean

honouring Algarve tradition

Quinta dos Capinhas is reviving the roots

Recently, we reactivated this lands’ old terraces, where we planted new wine, cleaned old trees and planted new ones. Wishing to keep this way, the soul of what the area was before, with a refreshing new life.

Situated between the Sierra de Monchique and the sea, our vineyard is set partly on terraces along the hill slopes on shell- and clay- limestone, partly alongside riverbeds on sandy soil.

Together with the constant sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, this generates the unique flavours of our wines.

quinta dos capinhas aereal view sunset
quinta dos capinhas sunset

Our white varieties

Antão Vaz

A famous white variety was brought from around Vidigueira in Alentejo.  Produces a firm, full-bodied, well-structured wine with very lively aromas. We make it as a single variety, and also use it for our white blend.

Arinto

A versatile Portuguese grape. Also goes by the name Pederna in Vinho Verde region. It has a refreshing acidity and good mineral quality with gentle fruit flavours, which makes it perfect to improve our white blends.

Chardonnay

Originally a grape from the Burgundy area in France, it has become the most popular white variety worldwide. We use it to blend with our other varieties

Verdelho

Mostly associated with the island of Madeira, we are one of a few growers cultivating this grape in the Algarve. It makes a rich and aromatic dry white wine with good acidity.

Our red varieties

Alfrocheiro

This grape originates in the Dao region. It has a good balance of tannins, alcohol, and acidity, and gives an attractive berry fruit reminiscent. It is well suited for our climate and retains good acidity.

Alicante Bouschet

Produces intense, deeply coloured wine that we mix with other grapes for volume, structure and good aging characteristics.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Like the Chardonnay, this grape comes from Bordeaux and has conquered the world. Deep colour, good tannin structure, slight acidity and aromas of berries and wood.

Touriga Nacional

This Baga grape from Bairrada needs a lot of sun to get ready for harvesting before the autumn rains. When grapes ripen well in dry years, they produce a rich but lean and well-structured wine that gains softness and elegance with age.

Sweet Wines - Moscatel Graúdo and Moscatel Roxo

These varieties of liqueur wines are perfectly suited for Algarve conditions. They produce sweet wines in the tradition of Lagoa. Also delicious table grapes!

Want to see the end result?

We produce white, red and rosé wines.