The soil of the Douro, lost in translation. Is there really schist in the soil of the Douro?

In Portuguese, the soil of the Douro is named ‘’xisto’’. If you look on google translate you’ll see that xisto’s first result will be schist which is also the closest phonetically. But if you also look for the word shale translated into Portuguese, READ MORE

The meaning of certain wild plants in vineyards

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The meaning of certain wild plants in vineyards

Inspired by an article on Western Farm Press about weeds in vineyards, we were looking at the wild plants we have in our vineyards. The idea is that by analyzing these wild plants we can understand what kind of necessities and needs the READ MORE

Bud break arrives to the Douro vines

It does not matter whether we are talking about prunes, almonds or apples, bud break always means the beginning of a new cycle for the crop and is now starting in our vineyards. Not surprisingly, the first vines to break are the young 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

Quinta Senhora do Rosario

The highest of the Quevedo vineyards is located 2,130 feet high and is also the oldest and most respectable quinta planted 40 years ago. Because of its locations, the wines of this field are always the last to be pruned and harvested. Therefore READ MORE

Quinta da Trovisca

One and a half miles away from S. Joao da Pesqueira stands Quinta da Trovisca, 38 acres of robust vines of touriga nacional, touriga franca, sousão and tinta roriz. January is the optimal for prune, due to the local micro-climate while the vintage READ MORE

Quinta Vale D'Agodinho

Quinta Vale d’Agodinho is located next to the Douro River which embraces 650 feet of the vineyards. Fifty luscious acres are full of the best varieties of the region. Quevedo vineyards showcase a small terroir of 50-years-old vines of strong structure, ageing potential READ MORE