Quinta do Vale Meão

Do you want to feel seduced by the past and present of a great Quinta? Then come and visit the Olazabal. Not only do they produce amazing and highly rated wines, but you have to experience this diamond of a spot!

All the way to the east, in the Upper Douro right up against the Spanish border, lies Quinta do Vale Meão.

By now the great-great-great-grandson of Dona Antónia and winemaker Francisco (Xito) Olazabal carries on her legacy at Quinta do Vale Meão. His father Francisco (Vito) Olazabal directs the Quinta and his sister Luisa takes care of exports and marketing and Jaime of the national market.

Harvest for harvest, the four descendants honor their heritage while always looking for advantageous innovations. Doing this, they turned the property into one of the most successful not only in the Douro Valley, but anywhere in Portugal.

History

 

 

The legendary Grande Dame of the Douro, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, bought 270 hectares of land back in 1877, situated in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. Back then the region was almost out of reach.

But Dona Antónia had a strong intuition that turned out right: The region is perfect for growing vines and after the construction of the railway to Pocinho, it was much easier to reach this diamond of a spot. The creation of the vineyards back then on this virgin land took a full 8 years. With the help of thousands of Spanish guest-workers, she constructed the wine estate in the shortest imaginable amount of time. It was the last project of Dona Antónia and it is recognized by Douro historians to be her most significant one as it was her own creation from the beginning to end.

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