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Quinta da Padrela
The Quinta da Padrela is situated in the designated winegrowing region of the Douro, a World heritage site, in the subregion of Cima Corgo in the county of Tabuaço.
Since 2002 the second generation of the current owners has dedicated its energies to the production and commercialization of wines, initially for the Portuguese market but since 2004 also for export, mainly to Europe, USA, Africa and South America. The Quinta occupies 12 hectares.
All the vines are planted in soil characterised by na abundance of shale, and different parts of the vineyard have different solar exposure, which contributes to the quality of the wines produced by this family enterprise.
The most recently planted vines are 25 years old, separated into sections and grafted with grape varieties typical of the Douro Region like Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca.
The oldest vine is approximately 65 years old and is planted according to traditional non-mechanical methods, supported by walls of shale, typical of the Region.
This section of the vineyard boasts an immense range of endogenous grape varieties that are no longer found in more recent vineyards. Planted by former generations, they are reflected in the unique nectars produced by the Quinta da Padrela.
Thus the Quinta da Padrela is fruit of a dream that spans several generations and a commitment that combines the best varietals of the region with an entrepreneurial dynamic.