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Quinta de Soalheiro

Alvarinho e Bisaro

Minho - Melgaço - Portugal

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Quinta de Soalheiro

In the nineteen seventies (1974) his passion for winemaking led João António Cerdeira, with the support of his father, António Esteves Ferreira, to plant the first Alvarinho vine and to create the first brand of Alvarinho in Melgaço in 1982, and the fourth Alvarinho brand in the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço.

Quinta de Soalheiro is a traditional, family-run winery, where the dedication to winemaking is expressed in elegant, vibrant wines. The work is currently managed by Maria Palmira Cerdeira and her children, Maria João Cerdeira and António Luís Cerdeira, the Quinta’s winemaker.

Quinta de Soalheiro has evolved steadily and gradually. The winery, which was recently been refurbished, creates an space where the winemaking capability is optimised, with specific areas for fermentation and ageing, while maintaining the conditions to pamper the wines, making them unique. Small essential details are not overlooked, to ensure consistency in the quality of the great wines, creating an area that functionally respects winegrowing and winemaking traditions, opening the door to discovery of the different Soalheiros.

Visit to the Organic Vineyard and winery

Set in a landscape at the heart of the Minho river valley, in the municipality of Melgaço, the Alvarinho vineyards are bathed in natural sunlight and surrounded by mountains on all sides, which form a unique microclimate. Walk around the organic vineyard located next to the winery, and learn about the traditional oral, ecology and harvesting. The harvesting will depend on the date of your visit. Guided tour of the different areas of the winery (sparkling wine cellar, ageing process in oak barrels, ageing of the wine brandy, fermentation, and stainless steel tank stage).

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Quinta de Folga

Alvarinho e Bisaro

Minho - Melgaço - Portugal

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Quinta de Folga

Quinta de Folga invites you to a tasting session at the Melgaço traditional smokehouse, where handmade delicacies are created using age-old recipes. Tasting sessions must be booked in advance.

Traditional Bísaro pork smokehouse located in the municipality of Melgaço. The Bísaro pig is a high-quality indigenous breed that is bred in the northern Tejo river region of Portugal.

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Traditional rural landscape with a terrace with a unique view of the vineyards and the pigs raised in the open air.

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