Quinta da Raza, a Family-Run Winery with Four Centuries of History
Quinta da Raza Winery is located in the region of Vinho Verde, surrounded by gentle green slopes. The Tamega River crosses the region, and there is excellent sun exposure. Quinta da Raza Winery has been family-run for four centuries and is owned by the Teixeira Coelho Family. Now Diogo Teixeira Coelho, fifth-generation of the family, runs the winery and is responsible for the working and business. He was passionate about vineyards and wine since childhood, and it is visible in his work. The winery aims to combine traditional values with modern and innovative techniques to produce high-quality wines. The winery is present in the Basto sub-region, one of Portugal’s 14 DOC wine-growing regions.
Nowadays, the fifth-generation runs Quinta da Raza combining traditional values with modern and innovative techniques to produce high-quality wines.
Vineyards Cultivated Sustainably and Organically
The vineyards of Quinta da Raza Winery are located in Basto, in the middle of the region of Vinho Verde. The climate, rainfall, soil, temperature, and the influence of the Tamega River and mountains make the region perfect for the growth and cultivation of vines. The vineyards workers use only sustainable and organic practices in the farms to protect the natural surroundings and the health of their vineyards.
Main Grape Varieties of the Winery
The main types of grapes that grow here are the Alvarinho, Arinto, Azal, Trajadura, Avesso, Padeiro, and Vinhão. The best grapes go into producing their famous crisp white wines for which the region is known. Despite modern technology, traditional hand harvesting and treading of grapes by foot are still in practice. Quinta da Raza’s green wines have a unique taste and reflect the qualities of their gifted terroir.