Quinta da Pedra Alta is located in Soutelinho-Favaios near Alijó in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley above the Pinhão River. The property has a long history dating back to at least the late 18th century and contains 3 of the granite markers (Feitoria) that were put in place for the demarcation of the Port region (1758 to 1761).
We are the only single Quinta with 3 of these Feitoria and the area has always produced grapes for high quality ports.
Following a renovation project that took place in the mid-90s / early 2000s, we began to make DOC Douro table wines.
Pedra Alta was purchased just ahead of the 2018 harvest by the new owners who have the intention of helping our winemaker, João Pires, realise the full potential of this amazing piece of land.
Our 35 ha of vineyards sit between 230 and 550 metres above the sea level and are planted on different faces of the hills. This combination of variation of altitude and exposure to the sun helps to give perfect balance and complexity in our wines.
On our terraces you will find vines which are more than 40 years old, alongside more recent plantings. We grow only indigenous and traditional Douro grapes that are blended to produce our range of still wines and ports.
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