Quevedo 2015 Douro Vintage Report

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Quevedo 2015 Douro Vintage Report

If you think rain during the harvest can only bring harm, change your mind. In 2015, contrarily to the previous two years, the best wines were produced few days after 30mm of rainfall over Quinta Vale d’Agodinho. This time we start the vintage report READ MORE

Quevedo 2011 Vintage Port – Wine Spectator review

Few weeks before staring the harvest back in 2011 we were quite confident that the grapes were in very good conditions to make something good. Then, when the grapes were already at the winery and fermenting, our expectations about an excellent vintage were READ MORE

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2010 – 2 Douro Wines and 1 Port on the list

This week was released the top 100 wines list of 2010 by the American magazine Wine Spectator. This is probably the most respected top 100 list, already on its 23rd edition. The selection is based on four criteria: quality; value; availability; and an X-factor that READ MORE

Harvesting white grapes for Port and Douro wine

We have been dedicating the last 48 hours, this is, this last week-end, to the harvesting of white grapes. Every year we spend a whole weekend only harvesting white grapes. This year the harvest started 16 days before the one last year as READ MORE

2009 Harvest – First photo of very sweet grapes arriving to our winery

I’m tired, it’s late in the night, but I want to make sure I share with you the first photo of the harvest 2009. Today was the first day. We are harvesting in Quinta das Olgas, in the Douro Superior, and Quinta da 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

Vindouro – Douro Wine Fair

VINDOURO Between September 5th to 7th is taking place in S. João da Pesqueira the VII edition of Vindouro, a Port and Douro wine fair organized by S. João da Pesqueira City Hall and also Essência do Vinho and Cryseia. In this place READ MORE

Far Away From Douro, Thinking About Ripening

Hello, here I am again, this time writing from the beach, as we are spending a week of vacation in Algarve. This much desired vacation is very useful to reload batteries for the upcoming vintage and to take Beatriz to the beach. By READ MORE

Quevedo in France

Hello again, it is the ex-water-drinker. I am just departing for two adventure weeks in France, hitch-hiking in a truck to arrive tomorrow in Bordeaux, where people are waiting for me. I chose Bordeaux as the first stop for its reputation as a READ MORE