Herdade da Calada Winery, Located between the Hills of Alentejo
Herdade da Calada Winery is hidden between the lofty hills of Alentejo. The descendants of the Duke of Lencastre founded the winery in 1854 and planted eucalyptus and cork trees from Australia to surround it. Over the years, the winery was subject to many improvements to enhance the winemaking process. Herdade da Calada still possesses the original building’s elegance and beauty and has become one of Portugal’s most innovative and modern wineries. One can come here to discover the land, their award-winning wines, olive oils, and their guesthouse. The estate is a ten-minute drive from Evora and is home to many historical architectural specimens like The Main Cathedral, The Diana Temple, and the World Heritage city.
Herdade da Calada Winery was founded in 1854 by the descendants of the Duke of Lencastre.
The Range Crops Grown on the Estate
Their estate is quite a large one and comprises 110 hectares of olive trees, 215 hectares of cork trees, 60 hectares of cereals, 35 hectares of vineyards, and a beautiful guesthouse with all the facilities. The region has a favorable climate, rainfall, temperature variations, and soil quality that is perfect for the growth and cultivation of vines.
The Winery’s Main Grape Varieties
The main varieties of grapes grow in their vineyards are the Antão Vaz, Arinto, Verdelho, Alvarinho, Fernão Pires, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Tinta Caiada, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Alfrocheiro. The best grapes go into the production of their world-class red, white, and rose wines. They transport grapes using gravity and do not use pumps to preserve maximum quality. Their careful process creates complex wines with natural flavors.