Quinta de Ventozelo
Ervedosa do Douro, 5130-135, São João da Pesqueira - Porto and Douro
Quinta de Ventozelo. It is not just the view of the River Douro, or the neatly aligned vines, that surprise. It is also the stunning, penetrating silence and the unmistakable richness of scents that fill the lungs with every step. The magnitude of what one feels when visiting the farm inspires you to discover this place in depth.
Quinta de Ventozelo was once farmed by Cistercian monks who inhabited the region in the Middle Age. The monks transformed local agriculture and began production of port wine. The first historical mention of Ventozelo dates from 1288, but around 1500, by assignment of the Cistercian Monastery of S. Pedro das Águias, the Estate came into the hands of the hidalgos of Casa do Poço from Lamego. One of the largest and oldest of the Douro estates, it has passed through different hands down the centuries, each moulding and transforming it into what it is today. In 2014, Quinta de Ventozelo was acquired by Gran Cruz, the largest port wine exporter in Portugal, which had already been transforming its grapes since 2011.
Gran Cruz’s strategy since then has been to enhance the property’s huge potential. This not only includes developing the richness and diversity of its wines but also focusing on olive oil and wine/nature tourism. In its total engagement with the Estate and its terroir, the main focus has been to emphasise and preserve its simplicity and authenticity.
The Ventozelo project is designed to transform the Estate into a unique and model property in the region without losing sight of its history. Affirming the excellence of its wines and other agricultural products, safeguarding the natural wealth of its habitats and fostering biodiversity – these are the key steps to ensure its long-term productive and environmental sustainability. The challenge involves affirming the prestige and renown of the Ventozelo brand, escaping the routine and exploring new paths.
Hotel, Museum, Restaurant, Wine Cellar and Tasting Room
Room where you can taste and buy the products produced at Quinta de Ventozelo.
Locations & Directions
The Cellar and Wine Tasting Room is located in São João da Pesqueira.
GPS: 41°10'16.6"N 7°30'42.4"W
|Reservation||Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Schedule||10:00 am to 6:00 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; Tasting of regional products; Picnic|
|Restaurants | Bars | Store||Wine Shop; Wine Cellar|
|Parking||Free and Private (without reservation)|
|Spoken Languages||English; Português|