Quinta dos Capuchos

Located in the southern part of the Alcoa Valley, Lisboa DOC, this very historic property spreads over 12 hectares of vines. Originally a Cistercian monastery founded in 1227, vines have grown here for over 600 years.  In the 16th century the order of the Capuchin friars took over the monastery, hence the name ‘Quinta dos Capuchos’. Read more.

The People

Consultant and winemaker Rodrigo Martins started his career with a focus on agronomy and vineyards, before adding winemaking to his belt. Favouring minimal intervention, Rodrigo uses traditional methods including grapes crushed by feet and all wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts.

Click below to hear more about Quinta dos Capuchos, direct from wine-maker Rodrigo Martins:

The Vineyards

Lisboa is one of the country’s most productive winemaking areas and fell under the VR (Vinho Regional) appellation. The vineyards lie on argillaceous limestone hills exposed to the east.
They benefit from a Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence well-suited for growing Syrah alongside traditional Portuguese grape variety including Touriga Nacional for reds alongside Verdelho and Arinto for whites.

The Wine

Memória Reserva Branco
Memória Reserva Tinto
Memória Grande Escolha