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Quinta do Portal is a family fine winemaking company that embraced with passion the “Boutique Winery” concept. We are producers of Douro wines, premium Port Wines, fortified Moscatel wines and a little Olive Oil.
The new project that started in the early 90’s of the XX century, had on its base Quinta dos Muros, a centenary estate of the Mansilha family and the Port Wine that was produced there for 4 generations. With a clear vision of the future, we made part of the first group of Douro winegrowers that believed in the Douro potential to make outstanding still wines.
Paulo Coutinho has been the head winemaker since 1994. We also count with the expert consultancy from Pascal Chatonnet since 1992 for the Douro wines, and had the privilege to work with Jeremy Bull in the Port wines in the end of the 90´s and first years of the new century.
Quality has always been our motto, as can be seen by the countless international awards and 90+ points reviews given to our wines, olive oil and our other services.
Our vineyards are under integrated farm management, a farming system that has the objective of producing high quality grapes by using natural resources and regulating mechanisms to replace polluting inputs and to secure sustainable farming.
We are members of The Porto Protocol, a movement whose vision is a a world where companies join efforts and act together to slow and reverse climate change.
In our vineyards we use the following practices:
> non-mobilization of the soil;
> integration of the wood that results from pruning in the soil;
> non-utilization of residual herbicides;
> controlled and precise debits in the application of phytopharmaceuticals;
> usage of organic correctives;
> in slopes up to 40% of inclination we plant “Vinha ao Alto” (vertical planting);
> in slopes between 40-60% we plant one line of vineyard terraces, avoiding the use of herbicides between the terraces.
With the above practices we protect the auxiliary organisms, namely from the coccinellidae family. We’re also happy to see that bands of partridges have come back to our vineyards.