The weather is worrying us, we are not ready for an attack of mildew

During the last weeks sudden weather changes have affected the vinegrowing of the Douro Valley. The last days of May were warm and not windy at all, which is perfect for pollination. We were really happy because we thought we would not need READ MORE

Colder Days have been Holding Up the Vine Shoot

This picture was taken last Saturday, April 25th in Quinta da Trovisca. Due to the cold days and nights during the last weeks, the shoot seems to be delayed compared to last year’s. There were some sunny weeks at the beginning of April READ MORE

Quevedo visiting Quinta de Ervamoira owned by Ramos Pinto

A couple of weeks ago I spent a nice week-end with some friends in Foz-Côa. This city, located in the Douro Superior, is known as the capital of the almond trees, which are very beautiful during the flowering period. Foz-Côa got some international READ MORE

Grape Vine Pruning – First Step to Have a Good Harvest

We would like to share with you how we prune the vines of our vineyards. We use to start pruning early January and it lasts until beginning of March, depending mainly on the altitude of the vines. The prune is very important for READ MORE

Estudos Durienses – Are we using the Appropriate Varietals in the Douro Valley?

I am currently reading Estudos Durienses, a book about the Douro Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries. This book is from an unknown writer in a study made for the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1782, 201 years before I was born READ MORE

Snow in the Douro Valley

After the foggy days we had during the last week, the snow painted the Douro landscape. It was very short but intense, enough to paint all the landscape in white. It hadn’t snowed for some years here in S. João da Pesqueira, but this READ MORE

Fog Over the Douro Valley – Vines Hidden Durning the Christmas Season

The vines that are closer to the Douro River are enjoining a hidden week under this beautiful fog. For a moment you can think that the river jumped out of its limits and flooded all the valley. Fortuntley it doesn’t! Port Wine is READ MORE

Harvest is Finally Over in The Quevedo Estates

We can finally say that we have finished our harvest. Yesterday we made the last Port of the season from the last grapes that were still fermenting, 10 days after we had finished to pick-up grapes. As we use to say in the READ MORE

Monday, September 8th, The Vintage has begun

Five days later than in 2007, we have started harvesting in Quinta da Alegria and Quinta das Olgas, in the regions of Cima-Corgo and Douro Superior. The yield has been higher compared to last years’ production and our estimate for the other vineyards READ MORE

Preparing the Vintage

Hello, I am Cláudia Quevedo and I want to talk to you about the color change of the grapes. This phase is a beautiful moment for both, vines and farmers. The vineyards become all coloured- from the green of the leaves to the blackish READ MORE

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