Ribafreixo Wines – Producing Award-Winning Wines Since 2007
Ribafreixo Wines is an innovative and forward-thinking winery in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Mario Pinheiro and Nuno Bico are producing award-winning wines here since 2007. They respect their traditions alongside purchasing 28 abandoned plots of land to make a 282-acre property. The property, Herdade do Moinho Branco, is present 500 meters outside the Vidigueira village. There are vineyards and olive orchards surrounded by the mountains of Serra de Mendro. Their main aim is to produce high-quality wines at a modest price for their customers.
All vineyards activities at Ribafreixo Wines are sustainable and organic to protect the environment and their vines’ health for the future.
Main Cultivated Grapes at the Winery
Their vineyards are located in the Vidigueira sub-region over 114 hectares of land. The climate, soil, and rainfall are perfect in the region for the cultivation of vines. All vineyards activities at Ribafreixo Wines are sustainable and organic to protect the environment and their vines’ health for the future. The main types of grapes grown are Antão Vaz, Arinto, Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Alvarinho, Siria, Alicante Bouchet, Alfrocheiro, Aragonês, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, and Tinta Miúda. The best grapes go into producing their famous red, white, rosé, sparkling, and fortified wines.
Production Capacity of the Winery
Ribafreixo Wines’ new winemaking facility opened in 2012 with modern and state-of-the-art equipment. They installed a high-quality bottling, packaging, and labeling line and new stainless steel tanks, oak barrels, and vacuum presses. Recycling systems and energy-efficiency were also implemented to ensure efficient wine production. They can produce around 100,000 bottles of wine annually. Their wines have a unique taste and structure that reflects the qualities of their gifted terroir.