Quinta da Ribeirinha – a family-run winery located at Robatejo region
Quinta da Ribeirinha is a family company based on Póvoa de Santarém, a typical village of Ribatejo, land of Castles, Monasteries, and historic Churches, of ancient royal cities and towns. As the name says, this region is situated on the north side of Tagus River, and the farm is located on the sector of Ribatejo’s “Bairro,” land of excellent wine and olive oil. The interest for the wine industry has been transmitted for several generations, resulting in an accumulation of knowledge and an increase on the development of the oenological practices, allowing the conjugation of the traditional methods of vinification with the new technologies, maintaining the typical grape varieties and wines from the region.
The harvest is done by hand, allowing the proper selection of the grapes.
The family-winery owns overall 95 hectares of land, ut of which 60 are occupied with vineyards
The family owns three properties, “Quinta da Ribeirinha,” “Terra da Vinha,” and “Vale de Lobos,” totalizing about 95 hectares of farmed land, from which 60 hectares are occupied with vineyards. The dry Mediterranean climate, the calcareous clay soils, and the southward facing of the vineyards are essential factors in the grape development. The careful selection of the grape varieties cultivated on this terroir is a guarantee of unique wines. The harvest is hand-made, allowing the proper selection of the grapes.
Some of the main grapes grown are Fernão Pires, Arinto, Verdelho, Moscatel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer
The main types of grapes that grow here are Fernão Pires, Arinto, Verdelho, Moscatel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Touriga Nacional, Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The best grapes go into the winery to produce of their red, white, rose, sparkling, and dessert wines.