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Herdade Monte Da Ribeira

The first vineyard of the Monte da Ribeira was planted in 1989 and a winery was built alongside it for wine production. The first harvest, of 1992, was marketed under the brand Vidigueira. Later, the brands Pousio and Quatro Caminhos were added and, recently, the brand Marmelar.

In recent years, the winery has been modernized and, for about 12 years now, the vineyard has been expanded and renovated, currently occupying 43 hectares. The white varieties, Alvarinho, Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro and Verdelho occupy a third of the total area of the vineyard. The current red varieties are Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Baga, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, which occupy the remaining two thirds of the vineyard.

 

In harvest years when production is plentiful, the Estate has managed to produce almost 400,000 bottles of white, red and rosé wine. In 2018, its wines will be marketed under the brands «Quatro Caminhos", «Pousio Selection", «Pousio Escolha>, «Pousio Reserva» and the premium red "Marmelar", which, since the firstcrop was put on the market (1992), have received several national and international prizes and accolades.

The main market for the Estate wines is the domestic market, but exports continue to increase, accounting for about 26% of total sales in 2017 in terms of value.