Winemaking

Treading Grapes in the Lagar – Traditional Vinification in the Douro

Harvest in the Douro is synonym of treading grapes in the lagar. As João Ribeiro has explained, the last week-end of September was time to meet our friends and have fun while harvesting grapes and help to make wines in Quevedo! On Saturday night we went to Quinta das Aranhas (in Ervedosa do Douro), an […]


Tired Men and Women, a Few Scratches, the Birth of a Magic Quevedo White Port

Our harvest is done. Excruciating back pain and a smile in the face, that’s how we feel. I’m too tired to tell you the full version of the story but I can give you de bottom line: Quevedo’s family knows how to receive their friends, and know how to do some of the best wines […]


Could Port Wine use other closure than cork? No, not for now

In recent years, or maybe even in the last decades, there has been a considerable amount of research about wine closures. Some defend cork, others screwcap, and some advise for the t-cap (very hard to find a producer however!! – do you know any?). In countries with a long wine production track record, cork is […]


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 of the grapes- and farmers feel closer the hustle and bustle of […]