Nestled in the heart of the Porto, Douro region of Portugal, Quevedo stands as a testament to the passion, heritage, and innovation that define the world of winemaking. Founded in 1993 by the visionary couple, Oscar and Beatriz Quevedo, this remarkable family-run estate has redefined the art of producing exceptional wines and Ports, capturing the essence of the land in every sip.
Roots in Tradition and Innovation
Beatriz Quevedo's familial ties to the Carrazeda district on the northern bank of the Douro River lay the foundation for Quevedo's storied history. The family's ancestral estate, Quinta da Alegria, with its iconic train station, Quinta da Alegria, served as a backdrop for a new era. In 1993, the Quevedo brand emerged, marking a pivotal moment as the family began bottling Port under their own label—a possibility that became viable after Portugal's integration into the European Union in 1986.
Craftsmanship in Every Bottle
Quevedo's commitment to excellence is reflected in their meticulously cultivated vineyards spanning 100 hectares, along with 25 hectares of organic olive groves, strewn across the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley. This diversity yields grapes with varying aromas and flavors, laying the foundation for the creation of distinctive wines that promise exciting and unparalleled experiences.
Sustainability and Organic Practices
In 2005, a new chapter of sustainability was written with the establishment of an organic olive grove, followed by vineyards in 2013. This commitment to organic practices continues to expand each year, as Quevedo progressively increases its organic acreage. The estate's dedication to reducing artificial elements showcases their unwavering dedication to the preservation of both land and tradition.
Where Dreams Age to Perfection
The cellar, an architectural masterpiece, nestled within the Senhora do Rosário vineyard at an altitude of 650 meters, encapsulates Quevedo's dedication to quality. Not only does it ensure the freshest grapes, but it also offers a mesmerizing vista that adds to the allure of every vintage.
Unveiling the Vineyards
The Quevedo estate boasts a collection of vineyards, each with its own distinct personality:
Quinta da Alegria: A rarity with a railroad station nestled amidst the vines.
Trovisca: The flagship experimental field, where innovation flourishes.
Valeira: A stunning vantage point offering panoramic views of the Douro.
Quinta Senhora do Rosário: The oldest of Quevedo's properties, housing the cellar and embodying tradition.
Quinta Vale D’Agodinho: Transformed from almond trees to a cornerstone for top-tier wines and Ports.
A Tapestry of Experiences
Quevedo goes beyond mere production, offering a range of immersive experiences, including Cocktail Workshops, Blind Tastings, and the Art of Port Wine Blending. These experiences offer a glimpse into the craftsmanship that defines every bottle bearing the Quevedo label.
Embarking on a Flavorful Journey
From the depth of their Port wines, where flavors evolve with intricate complexity, to their range of Douro wines sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards, Quevedo's portfolio is a symphony of flavors. Qlabs, with its unexpected blends and exceptional single-varietals, represents their bold artistic expression.
A Toast to the Future
As Quevedo joins the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-Vietnam (CCIPV), their journey intertwines with the vibrant tapestry of international collaboration. Their presence promises to bring forth exciting wine-tasting events and experiences, bridging cultures through a shared appreciation for the art of winemaking.
Explore the world of Quevedo and embark on a journey that encompasses tradition, innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled craftsmanship. To learn more about their extraordinary offerings, visit Quevedo's Website.
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