Esporão’s three wineries – Herdade do Esporão in Alentejo, Quinta dos Murças in Douro and Quinta do Ameal in Vinho Verde – are located within the vineyards, guaranteeing the best possible quality grapes at the harvest time, whilst following our philosophy of minimal intervention.
Herdade do Esporão
Herdade do Esporão is located 170km from Lisbon, integrated in Alentejo DOC in Reguengos de Monsaraz sub-region.
Alentejo is characterised by hot and dry summers, mild springs and autumns and cold, dry winters. With a landscape dominated by vast plains and cork oak forests, it is the largest wine producing region in Portugal. A Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) region consisting of 8 sub-regions with a long tradition in wine production.
Quinta dos Murças
Dating back to 1714, Quinta dos Murças is located in northern Portugal, in the Cima-Corgo sub-region of the Douro Valley, the oldest DOC region in the world.
The Quinta dos Murças estate is situated on the right bank of the river, between the towns of Régua and Pinhão, nearly 2 hours due east of Porto. Stretching over 3.2km along the riverfront, mainly with southern exposure, the estate encompasses a total of 155ha, of which 48ha are covered by vineyards planted with indigenous grape varieties.
Quinta do Ameal
Located in the Vinho Verde demarcated wine region, Quinta do Ameal is a historic property with records dating back to 1710. It is unique not only because of its beauty, but due to its location in the Lima sub-region, birthplace of the Loureiro grape variety.
Throughout the years, Quinta do Ameal remained true to its origins, standing out due to its sustainable agriculture practices and for bringing new perspectives to the Vinho Verde wine region. Thus, it has become a pioneer in establishing the capacity of the Loureiro variety to produce high quality white wines with great ageing potential.