Casa de Vilacetinho, Winery Located in Alpendurada
Casa de Vilacetinho Winery, located in Alpendurada, part of Marco de Canaveses, is one of the oldest brands of the region, adding essential milestones to the history of Portuguese wines. The winery is a unique estate in terms of its location, highlighted by its exceptional agricultural characteristics. In their estate, they produce distinctive wines that show the qualities of their terroir. The Avesso grape is the most challenging and symbolic of the Vinhos Verde region. The wines are fresh and young with a delicate balance and elegance. The history of the winery began in 1790. For five decades, Casa de Vilacetinho Winery has been studying the land and vines, trying to find the best conditions for elite winemaking and preserving their family’s rich history.
For five decades, the family of Casa de Vilacetinho Winery has been studying the land and vines trying to find the best conditions for winemaking and preserving the family’s rich history.
30 Hectares and the Grape Varieties Grown at the Winery
Their vineyards are present over 30 hectares of land, and the conditions in the region developed over many years. The climate, rainfall, temperature, and soil here are perfect for the growth and cultivation of vines. The grape varieties grown here include Arinto, Alvarinho, Azal, Avesso, Loureiro, Fernao Pires, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Vinhao, and Azal Tinto. The best grapes go into producing their world-class red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert wines.
Sustainable and Organic Methods in the Vineyards
The workers use sustainable and organic farming methods, and their vineyards have the ‘Integrated Production’ certification. The grapes have adequate protection to ensure high quality. The winery is committed to improving its quality and using modern and innovative techniques in their estate.