Our grandfather Martinho, a farmer from Mogofores, produced red wine back in the early 1920s. He was amongst this rare group of growers who would separate white from black grapes, producing a beautiful and renowned white wine. Both wines were sold in bulk to local merchants, who would then bottle the wine.
Nowadays, the business lies in the hands of the third generation, with Jorge Campolargo responsible for the vineyards and Carlos Campolargo heading the winery and sales. Joana Campolargo impersonates the collaboration of the fourth generation, ensuring administrative support and external relations. Therefore, we wish to maintain our wine production an exclusively family-run business.
Our vineyards are located in two proprieties: 110 hectares Quinta de S. Mateus, in S. Lourenço do Bairro, and 60 hectares, in Arcos, Quinta de Vale de Azar. In this last property, soils are mostly sandy-clay, with small calcareous areas. Sun exposure is mainly south and west. We have planted Baga, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Pinot Noir, Trincadeira da Bairrada (periquita) and Cabernet Sauvignon as red varieties. White varieties are Bical, Arinto, Cerceal and Verdelho.
Built between February and September 2004, following architect Carlos Ramos project, our winery at Quinta de S. Mateus produces wine according to the most classical concept. The building fills an 18 meters high vertical cut, in one of the vineyards hillsides facing south-west. The construction allows for the use of gravity in the entire winemaking process, from grape entrance to final pressing.
Visitors can enjoy a circuit through the whole winemaking process described above and further on try our wines in the cellar gallery, at ground level by the vineyard, or 25 meters higher in the tasting room.
From up there one can see an extraordinary panorama of soft hills covered by vineyards and, at far, the mountain range, from Lousã to Caramulo up north.
We also have accommodation options at Casa de Mogofores, that is located in a particularly beautiful entourage, in perfect liaison with the rural landscape.
It has a privileged location in Portugal midland, distancing 28 km from Aveiro and Coimbra. You can reach it by road (IC2 or A1 Highway - Mealhada exit at 10 km) or by train (North Line).
The region has numerous touristic attractions and its proximity to Curia, Luso and Buçaco render great relevance to Mogofores thermal area.
We would like to welcome you to Casa de Mogofores, and we hope that your stay here will be to your utmost liking and satisfaction.