The Quinta da Veiga
Quinta da Veiga is located on the right bank of the Douro River in the heart of Cima-Corgo, close to Ferrão. Its full exposure to the South gives it an excellent aptitude for the production of high quality wines, also benefiting from a wide view over the Douro River and the vineyards that dominate the valley landscape.
The Quinta da Veiga project started in 1986 with the planting of the first vineyards. Created from the aggregation of small agricultural plots, mostly abandoned, it today constitutes a landscape mosaic dominated by vineyards, but where other traditional agricultural cultures of the Douro landscape coexist, such as olive groves, citrus groves, among others.
It should be noted that in the perimeter of the property next to a water line there is a citrus grove implanted in three terraces with the particularity of being walled. This structure is classified as heritage of municipal interest.
With a total of 50 hectares, the vineyards occupy about 25, mostly planted on levels. The vineyard plots are differentiated by variety, where four of the most prestigious and traditional red grapes are present: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca. There are also two plots of old vines over 60 years old.
The grapes produced at Quinta da Veiga are intended for the production of Port Wine and table wines with Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC - Douro). The production / ha is about 4 tons and the annual production is around 70 000 liters of wine, distributed between the two categories.
Scattered throughout the Quinta are a series of built complexes that date back to the 18th century. These constituted small winemaking centers that integrated housing areas. Two of the most representative have recently been rehabilitated.
In 2003, the Adega located in the place of Mouras was completed, and in 2007 the Rural Tourism Unit, located in Veiga, opened its doors.