João Portugal Ramos Wines
Vila Santa, 7100-149, Estremoz - Alentejo
The Adega Vila Santa, in Alentejo, part of the group João Portugal Ramos, invites you to enjoy the serenity of Alentejo while you taste some of the most renowned Portuguese wines. Dated of 1997, this Alentejo style Adega has about nine thousand square meters (96.875 ft²) of covered area and is equipped with the most modern vinification technology, a bottling room and cellars for the ageing of wines. In the Adega Vila Santa, modernity embraces harmoniously the centennial Portuguese wine making tradition. Some of the of grapes intended for the most sophisticated red wines, where the production follows the ancestral rules, are trodden in marble mills and partially destemmed.
João Portugal Ramos started planting his own vineyards in Estremoz in 1990, adopting the bilateral cord as cultivation method. This Adega put Estremoz on the map of the great wines, attracting travellers from all around the world.
A walk along the vineyards, a lunch made in the local way or a simple wine tasting, stand as excellent pretexts to breathe the tranquillity of Alentejo while you enjoy the quality of the wines João Portugal Ramos. With a shop, tasting room, meeting rooms and dining room, the Adega Vila Santa opens its doors so you can discover, taste and bring home the wines that are a perfect memory of this land.
The team of João Portugal Ramos pursuits, in every harvest, the right selection of grapes to produce exceptional wines. For this, they use for the production of red wines the grape varieties Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Castelão, Alicante Bouschet and also Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Merlot, although in smaller quantities. Concerning white wines, the grape varieties are Antão Vaz, Roupeiro, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Alvarinho and also Viognier.
The grapes used in the production of João Portugal Ramos wines come from 600 hectares (1.482 ac) of vineyards and the viticulture technicians are responsible for all the technical guidance. After the harvest the grapes follow a production process with advanced technology, including a computerized temperature control system for the fermentation in stainless steel tanks and a laboratory that strictly controls the quality of the entire vinification process, ageing, bottling and the subsequent monitoring of the wine.
João Portugal Ramos group has, since 2011, 34 hectares (85 ac) of vines in conversion to Organic Production.
Location & Directions
Adega Vila Santa is located in Estremoz, Évora district, in the region of Alentejo.
GPS: 38º 50' 24,82'' N; 7º 37' 43,54'' W
|Reservation||Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Store | Winerie Schedule | Wine Cellar||Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm|
|Visiting hours||Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm|
|Cancellation | Prepayment||Vary depending on the type of experiences. Check the conditions of each experience in your Reservation|
|Means of payment||Mastercard; Visa|
|General||Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately|
|Wine Tourism Activities||Wine Tasting; Guided Tour to the Facilities; Participation of Enologist; Wine WorkShops; Kitchen WorkShop; Tasting of regional products; Wine course; Vintage|
|Restaurants | Bars | Store||Wine Shop; Wine Cellar; Bar|
|Services||Facilities for meetings / parties|
|Parking||Free and Private (without reservation)|
|Facilities||View of the Vineyard; Air conditioning|
|Spoken Languages||German; Spanish; French; English; Português|