Esporão originated in Alentejo from a desire to make the finest wines at nature’s pace, with minimal impact on the environment. Throughout the years they have learned that organic farming contributes to this – protecting soils, increasing the resilience and quality of the vineyards, allowing them to obtain healthier and more balanced grapes that require less intervention in the winery and produce wines with greater identity, sense of place and without products that are harmful to our health and the environment.
In Alentejo, all of their own vineyards are certified organic, as well as those at Quinta dos Murças, Douro. Today, our company owns 623ha of organic vineyards – the biggest ownership in Portugal, representing about 18% of total organic production in the country.
They also hold ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management) certifications. Thinking about the future, in 2019 they completed the full transition to organic farming. It took 14 years and, with it, they have seen a remarkable improvement of the land and wines, opening the way to new terroirs, quality and identity. João Roquette