Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira, Lda is a strictly family concern, having been in the same family since business began in the middle of the 17th century. Farming activity has always been centred on the region in which the river Douro flows into Portugal, where the world’s oldest denomination also has its origin, the «Região Demarcada do Douro» of Port wine.
Our aim has always been the production of high quality olive oil and wine, coming only from olives and grapes from our own farms, with 220 hectares of olive groves and 62 hectares of vineyards around the village of Almendra, the finest area of the Douro Superior within the Archaeological Reserve of Vale do Côa, under organic farming as the EC Reg. Nr. 2092/91.
The nature of the soils - very poor and stony, on steep slopes - together with the robustness of the climate, characterised by high temperatures and very low rainfall (c. 400mm p.a.) have shaped the traditional cultivation of this area for centuries.
As early as the 8th century, the historical records point to the cultivation of vines, olives and almonds as the only ones naturally adapted to the very harsh conditions of this region.