Medeiros Winery, Run by Two Generations
Medeiros Winery is located in the historical wine region of Moura. The Figueira de Chaves Family is very close to agriculture, winemaking, and shooting culture. Presently, two generations of the family work together in the estate. They make use of traditional methods combined with modern and innovative processes to produce the best possible wines. Their estate has two big lakes with fishes, crayfish, turtles, otters, wild boars, and multiple birds, including owls, ducks, storks, and partridges. Organic and sustainable practices are used at Medeiros to protect the natural habitat of wildlife and their vineyards. There is no use of any chemical fertilizers or pesticides in their vineyards or winery.
Organic and sustainable practices are used to protect the natural habitat of wildlife and their vineyards at Medeiros.
Main Grape Varieties of the Winery
In the last decade, the owners rehabilitated 200 years old ruins located near the middle of their vineyards and built their wine cellar in the place. Currently, Medeiros Winery has 40 hectares of vineyards surrounding their cellar and nearby locations. The first vines planted here were about 400 years ago. The main types of grapes that grow here are Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Arinto, Verdelho, Viognier, and Viosinho. The best grapes go into the production of their world-class red, white, and rosé wines.
Winner of Numerous National and International Awards
The workers handpick the best grapes and transport them to the winery for further processing. In the cellar, the wines’ fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures, after which the wines are rested. Finally, aging occurs in French oak barrels that give a great taste and aroma to the wines before the bottling. Medeiros Winery wines have won numerous national and international awards.