Quinta das Brôlhas, located in the Demarcated Douro Region, consists of two properties under a single name, one on the right bank of the River Douro, near Régua, and the other on the left bank, in Valdigem, holding the estate’s winery. The Valdigem plot is also the site of the 17th century Homestead which includes an early 18th century chapel. The Winery is typical of the region, with granite mills, chestnut barrels and modern stainless-steel vats. A significant part of the estate’s production is intended for Fortified Wines (Port Wine) with the remainder used in Red and White table wines. The vines have been grafted with the region’s finest grape varieties.
The estate’s land is rich in shale, of slight-to-medium slope and of southern and south-westerly exposure. Its red wines are produced from Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and Sousão grape varieties, whilst the whites are made using Malvasia Fina, Gouveio and Viosinho. These varieties were introduced during the recent restructuring of vineyards, followed shortly afterwards by the modernization of the Winery.
The next step was the recovery of two farm houses on the estate, found in a poor state of repair and converted into comfortable Villas for Rural Tourism, thus creating the ideal conditions for Wine Tourism, offering a unique architectural setting in the midst of a region known worldwide for its exquisite beauty.