Quinta Monteiro de Matos, a Family-Owned Winery Established in the Middle of the 20th Century
Quinta Monteiro de Matos is a family-owned winery currently run by the third generation of the family. Present in the Tejo region, Antonio Monteiro de Matos started the winery in the middle of the twentieth century. After two decades, in 1975, Antonio de Matos bought more land intending to plant more vineyards to make more wines as the demands were increasing every year at a high rate. Quinta Monteiro de Matos wines have a presence in over 20 countries, and their exports account for over 75 percent of their total sales. Their wine collection ranges from entry-level to medium to the best high-end wines recognized with a seal of quality.
The 3rd generation currently manages the wine cellar and the vineyards at Quinta Monteiro de Matos.
Climate, Cultivation, and Innovative Winemaking
Their vineyards are one of the best in the region and grow high-quality grapes. The climate, rainfall, temperature, and exposition of vines to the sunshine make the region perfect for vines’ growth and cultivation. The combination of culture and history with modern and innovative winemaking techniques make their wines exciting and unique.
Grape Varieties of the Winery
The main types of grapes that grow in their vineyards are Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonês, Arinto, Antão Vaz, and Sauvignon Blanc. The best grapes are used to make their unique red, white, and rosé wines. Quinta Monteiro de Matos wines are famous worldwide, and one can quickly feel the qualities and characteristics of their gifted terroir through the wines.