Quinta do Soalheiro
Alvaredo, 4960-010, Melgaço - Vinho Verde
A pioneer in the creation of the Alvarinho wine in Melgaço and an international reference for the wines of this grape variety, Quinta do Soalheiro is perfectly integrated in the typical Minho landscape that surrounds it. At the top of the cellar, the tasting room that opens onto the panoramic terrace allows you to observe the vineyards and the mountains that surround and close the valley.
In 1974, the passion for viticulture made João António Cerdeira, with the support of his father António Esteves Ferreira, to plant the first Alvarinho vine, and to create the first Alvarinho brand in Melgaço, in 1982. Quinta do Soalheiro has a deep family profile whose dedication to the wine is expressed in stylish, vibrant wines.
The evolution of Quinta de Soalheiro has been constant and gradual. The winery, recently renovated, creates a space that allows the optimization of the winemaking capacity, with specific fermentation and ageing areas, while preserving all the necessary conditions to pamper the wines making them unique. Here no small fundamental details are spared to ensure the quality consistency of great wines, allowing a space that functionally respects the wine and wine-making tradition, opening its doors to the discovery of different Soalheiros.
Quinta de Soalheiro has a tasting room with optimal conditions for the tasting of a comprehensive overview of the main Alvarinho profiles - a trilogy composed by Soalheiro Clássico, Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas and Soalheiro Reserve - and by the sparkling wines, the classic Bruto and, more recently, tthe Bruto Rosé, not forgetting the innovative 9% Allo and Soalheiro wines that distinguish them selves by their moderate alcohol content with great elegance and freshness.
Visitors can venture out on guided tours, discovering the various dimensions of the house in their own vineyards. In order to reveal the full Enogastronomic potential, the invitation is extended to the nearby Quinta da Folga, where a tasting of the traditional Melgaço smokehouse - delicacies made in a traditional way of old recipes - await the visitors.
Wine Shop and Tasting
A place where you can buy the products manufactured at Quinta do Soalheiro.
Location & Directions
Quinta do Soalheiro is located in Alvaredo – Melgaço. From Oporto, follow the A3 motorway towards Valença/Braga. In Valença take the national road N101 towards Monção/Melgaço and near Melgaço take the road EM1148.
GPS: 42°05'51.8" N 8°18'35.6" W
|Reservation||Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Visiting hours||Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm | 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm; Monday to Friday: 09:00 am to 11:30 am | 1:30 pm to 4:30 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; Tasting of regional products; Vintage|
|Restaurants | Bars | Store||Wine Shop; Wine Cellar|
|Parking||Free and Private (without reservation)|
|Facilities||View of the Vineyard; Private terrace; Facilities for the disabled; Air conditioning|
|Spoken Languages||English; Português|
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