Harvest 2010: first grapes arrive to he winery

And finally the harvest has began. This is the first case of grapes of 2010! We started yesterday, September 11th, picking up the grapes of our vineyards in Mós and in Quinta Vale d’Agodinho. The weather is clear and warm again, with temperatures READ MORE

Harvest 2010: rain may delay grapes harvest in the Douro

Last night it finally rained in S. João da Pesqueira. This morning started cloudy, and now is raining again. Temperatures are much lower now, around 14ºC – 15ºC. Hopefully it rains during today, tomorrow clears out and temperatures go back to the early READ MORE

2010 Harvest: this is the week for us to start harvesting

Were you in the Douro and I’m sure you could feel that harvest is getting closer. You can already breath harvest air, people are getting more and more excited about picking up grapes. The new vintage is in the mouth of everybody across READ MORE

Hailstone 2 weeks before the harvest starts it is not what we in the Douro were asking for

Finally it rained in the Douro, but only in a small part of it. In our vineyards almost nothing, but in Alijó, which is in the north of S. João da Pesqueira/ Pinhão, it rained heavily. Actually, too much. Check this video from READ MORE

2010 Harvest: the big show must start in a couple of weeks

Quick update from Denmark about how things are going in the vineyards. Yesterday in our vineyard in Quinta das Olgas, Mós, center of the Douro Superior, maturity control of the grapes showed already 12,5% potential alcohol. It seems grapes maturation is few days READ MORE

Will Forest Fires in the Douro Valley affect the quality of 2010 wines?

Since the beginning of the season over 68,000 hectares of forest have burnt in Portugal, around 10,000 of which were in the Douro. A part from the severe consequences of these disasters, the inevitable question now is, will the smoke of these fires READ MORE

2010 harvest: first maturity control results

Following a kind of tradition that we started in 2007, the first maturity control of the grapes are carried out on August 10th. The chosen place is always Quinta Vale d’Agodinho, which we divide in 4 parts: top entrance; house; orange trees and READ MORE

Landslides show vines' deep roots: consequence of a wet Winter

The high levels or rainfall during the first quarter of this year left an indelible mark on our vineyards. You never know how much rain you want. On one side, if it rains profusely, the vines have good levels of humidity in the READ MORE

How are our small new vines behaving? Last months' rainfall is helping

Can you remember an old post of white vines being planted in Quinta da Trovisca? You do? Now you can see how our little new vines are growing! They are now around 30 cm big and showing great vitality. Some will already produce READ MORE

The mistake of promoting Touriga Nacional as the flagship varietal from Portugal

Editor’s note: I was informed by Viniportugal few weeks ago that this promotional action over Touriga Nacional, is only the first of many different activities to present Portuguese grapes to the world. However, I’m still not convinced that this is the best way READ MORE

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