Quinta do Vallado, built in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous properties in the Douro Valley.
Located in both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary to the Douro River, near Peso da Régua, it once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and remains until the present day in the possession of her descendants.
During the first 200 years of its existence, Quinta do Vallado’s single activity was the production of Port Wine, commercialized by the Ferreira Port House, which belonged to the same Family.
After the sale of the Ferreira House in 1987, it was decided to start the direct commercialization of the wines produced, mainly dry table wines, under the brand Quinta do Vallado.
A new, complex project was then initiated, consisting on the replantation of 2/3 of the vineyards, as well as the construction of a new winery.
Today the vineyards are composed of 25 ha of very old vines - over one 100 years of age - and 45 ha of vineyards planted approximately 25 years ago. In addition to these, there are 20 ha of new vineyards in the recently acquired Quinta do Orgal, in the Douro superior, near Castelo Melhor.
The three cousins now in charge of Quinta do Vallado’s destinies are all descendants, in the 4th generation, of Dona Antónia - João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro and Francisco Ferreira (managers) and Francisco Olazabal (Winemaker).
In the XXI century, already under their management, very important and new investments were made. A new state of the art winery, where technology bonds with a modern architecture, and a new Wine Hotel, both designed by architect Francisco Vieira de Campos, are probably the most important investments ever made in this property.
Quinta do Vallado is definitely one of the places to visit in the Douro Valley, and it’s wines - whites, reds and Ports are now known worldwide.
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