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Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous estates in the Douro Valley.

It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to her descendents. It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro river, near its entrance, close to the town of Peso da Régua.

For almost 200 years, Quinta do Vallado´s main activity was the production of Porto wines, that were commercialized by the Ferreira Port House (belonging to the Ferreira family).

Following Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira´s great achievement, her great-grandson Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, and his son Jorge Cabral Ferreira were the main architects of the further development of the quinta's vineyards and winery.

With 50 hectares of vineyards aged from 11 to 18 years and having kept 20 ha of the best old plots, some more than 80 years old, Quinta do Vallado, and it's executives João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira (head of agricultural management) and Francisco Olazabal (oenologist), all descendants of Dona Antónia, has achieved internationally acclaimed levels of quality and recognition.

The construction of the new winery started in 2008 and was concluded in the fall of 2009. It combines state-of-the-art technology with a high quality architecture project, making it one of the must-see places in the Douro Valley.

Since 2005 Quinta do Vallado can also receive guests in its comfortable Wine Hotel, which has 13 rooms.

Our visitors will have the privilege of seeing at first hand, one of the most advanced wineries in the region, born from a project of avant-garde architecture and equipped with the most modern technology.

A journey deep into the heart of the Douro Valley. An immersive experience in the world's oldest demarcated wine region.
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