Foundation of Adega Jose de Sousa

The history of Adega José de Sousa goes back to the 19th century, being one of the oldest wineries in Alentego. The first wine production records date back to 1878, although it is possible that wine production is prior to that date.
In 1986, Jose Maria da Fonseca – a family business that started almost two centuries ago – fulfilled a lifelong dream by buying this winery to prodcue Alentejo wine. Here, on an old historic estate, the Alentejo wine was made with traditional techniques as keeping alive a tradition initiated by the Romans over 2000 years ago. It is one of the most unique wineries in the world nestled in the centre of the beautiful Reguengos de Monsaraz town.

Roman traditions of the winery

The winery has around 114 clay amphorae and uses a very rare and old fermentation process for the production of wines. The old cellars are underground and have two presses for the grapes. The new winery features 44 stainless steel tanks and other modern equipment necessary for the production of red and white wines. The estate is perfect to see a blend of old and new methodology.

Top-class products

The main grape varieties that are used here include Trincadeira, Aragonez, Grand Noir, Antão Vaz, Alicante Bouschet, and Moreto. Only the best grapes are fermented in the cellar to make red and white wine. Some of the most famous wines made here include Jose de Sousa, Jose de Sousa Mayor and J. You can taste some wines accompanied by the best regional products in the region, in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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Appellation:
DOC Alentejo, Regional Alentejano
Wine Types:
Red Wine, White Wine,
Grape Varieties:

Trincadeira, Aragonez, Noir, Antão Vaz, Alicante Bouschet, Moreto

Location:
Rua De Mourão, Nº1, Reguengos De Monsaraz, 7200-291, Évora, Portugal See it on map
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Spoken Languages: English Português

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Rua De Mourão, Nº1, Reguengos De Monsaraz, 7200-291, Évora, Portugal

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