Quinta do Vallado- one of the oldest and Most Famous Winery in the Douro Valley, Portugal
Quinta do Vallado, winery established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous estates in the Douro Valley, Portugal. It is located on the banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro River, right next to its mouth, and close to the town of Peso da Régua.
It belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and remains to this day in the hands of her descendants.
Quinta do Vallado’s 65 hectares of vineyard are planted in south and west-facing slopes of schist soil, with altitudes ranging between 80 and 400 meters. Of these, 55 hectares are comprised of vineyards planted in the 1990s. The remaining 10 hectares are formed by very old vineyards planted between 1920 and 1950, amongst which Vinha da Granja (1929) and Vinha da Coroa (1958) stand out.
Unique Modern Building of the Winery
In Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Quinta do Vallado acquired Quinta do Orgal where, since 2009, 35 hectares of organically farmed vineyards have been planted. In 2009, a unique and modern building was built to accommodate the new winery and aging cellar, which combine state-of-the-art technology with high-quality architectural design, making it one of the most visited places in the Douro Valley.
A wide variety of grapes are cultivated in the vineyards at Quinta do Vallado. The red variety includes Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Barroca and the white variety includes Arinto, Gouveio, Rabigato, Alvarinho, Verdelho da Madeira and Moscatel Galego. These grapes are used to produce the best red, white, rose, and fortified wines in the region.