About Quinta do Infantado
Situated in the heart of the Douro Valley, Quinta do Infantado is a distinctively charismatic winery rich in history and tradition. The winery was originally established in 1816 by D. João VI, the Portuguese King and the Infante, hence the name ‘Quinta do Infantado.’
Quinta do Infantado spreads across a picturesque landscape, meticulously planted with a blend of traditional grape varieties. The vineyards' unique positioning, sloping steeply towards the River Douro, empowers this familial enterprise to cultivate the highest quality of grapes. Relying on organic and natural farming principles, the Quinta prides itself on maintaining harmony with mother nature.
Despite the Quinta's adherence to tradition and sustainable practices, their approach to vinification is anything but conservative. They led the upheaval against the Douro wine-making regulations in the late 20th century, fighting for individual growers' rights to bottle their wines.
In the cellar, the winery creatively blends innovation and tradition. They use both foot treading in traditional stone lagares and more modern methods, investing in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. It's in this eclectic mix of old and new that Infantado's trademark style - full-bodied, yet subtly complex - is born.
Moreover each vintage is carefully crafted to deliver authentic flavours that effortlessly reflect the unique terroir of the Douro. The Quinta's expressive Port wines, brimming with robust tannins and opulent black fruit expression are renowned quality worldwide.
Visitors to Quinta do Infantado are warmly welcomed alongside the opportunity to tour the vineyards, cellars and partake in wine tastings. The experienced guides share intriguing stories about the fascinating history of the vineyard, while guests indulge in the winery's award-winning libations. The captivating view of the Douro valley comes as a delightful bonus.
Quinta do Infantado is not only about crafting exceptional wines; its about celebrating traditions, nurturing nature, and all the while, passionately prolonging the legacy of Portuguese viticulture. Although renowned for its fortitude in producing exquisite Ports, Quinta do Infantado has firmly established itself as a vanguard in innovative wine production. This beloved Portuguese gem remains truly remarkable and yet, is ever hinted with a certain understated elegance.
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