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.
Our white varieties:
A famous white variety 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.
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.
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
Mostly associated with the island of Madeira, we are one of a few growers cultivating this grape in Algarve. It makes a rich and aromatic dry white wine with good acidity.
Our red varieties
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.
Produces intense, deeply coloured wine that we mix with other grapes for volume, structure and good aging characteristics.
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.
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.
Moscatel Graúdo and Moscatel Roxo
These varieties for liqueur wines are perfectly suited for Algarve conditions. They produce sweet wines in the tradition of Lagoa. Also delicious table grapes!