Winery

Top 10 Things a Winemaker Hates

1. When the grape truck breaks down on a rainy day 2. The cigarette smoke from a winery worker while unloading grapes 3. Finding the scissors stuck in the gears of the destemmer after being hidden in the box of harvested grapes 4. Cell phone falling into the fermentation vat 5. Someone diving into the [...]


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 is a productivity of almost 3.5 tns/hectare. The Bé is 13.8º in Quinta [...]


Harvest Probably One Week Later Than in 2007

The vintage is close and ripening control is very important to define the date of the harvest and to define the order that different fields should be harvest within the same vineyard. We were carrying out ripening controls in Quinta da Alegria (up Cima-Corgo) on August 29th and in Quinta das Olgas (Douro Superior) on [...]


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 [...]


Quevedo Blog: Opening to the World

We have finally finished the redesign of our web site and have set up our blog! Now we are the first Port Wine company blogging! The last few months have been quite busy. At first, we wanted to remodel our web. We wanted to present a new image, to communicate with a younger public of [...]


Winery

The Quevedo cellar is located in S. João da Pesqueira, a small town in the heart of Douro Valley. Its 8000 square meters with a single mission: to pour the richness of the vineyards in each bottle. After being picked manually, the grapes are brought in small containers to the cellar. There they are warmly [...]


Philosophy

It is a long and uncertain road from the selection of the land up to the glass of wine at home or in a table of a restaurant. Due to the family tradition of wine production, the first part was not a problem: our family already had much experience in the cultivation and winemaking of [...]


History

In 1991 Quevedo was created as a brand of Port, following the passionate dedication of the previous generations. The grand parents of our parents had already been dedicated to the production of wine. The vineyards of our mother’s family, the Morais Fernandes, were located in Linhares de Ansiães, in the Carrazeda district, on the right [...]