In 2009 Quinta do Vallado decided to increase its area of vineyards, having elected the Upper Douro as the most favourable location to do so.

organic vineyards

Quinta do Orgal, located in Castelo Melhor - Vila Nova de Foz Côa, was acquired and since then more than 35 acres of vineyards have been planted, which are organically farmed.

Although this is the sub-region of the Douro with the lowest density of vine plantation, mainly due to the traditionally difficult access, and scarcity of labour force, it is nowadays considered as one of the terroirs with most potential in the Douro Region.

Here the vineyards were planted with the red varieties Touriga Nacional (70%), Touriga Franca (27%) and Sousão (3%), in schist slopes mostly facing north. A vineyard with a mix of varieties, the “Angelino vineyard”, was also planted. A field blend in the old tradition of the Douro, it combines the varieties Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Rufete, and Baga.

The official certification of 'organic vineyards' was granted on the 20th of February 2015, with effects from the 20th of February 2012.

Here the vineyards were planted with the red varieties Touriga Nacional (70%), Touriga Franca (27%) and Sousão (3%), in schist slopes mostly facing north. A vineyard with a mix of varieties, the “Angelino vineyard”, was also planted. A field blend in the old tradition of the Douro, it combines the varieties Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Rufete, and Baga.

The official certification of 'organic vineyards' was granted on the 20th of February 2015, with effects from the 20th of February 2012.

The first wine produced exclusively from Quinta do Orgal's organically farmed vineyards - Vallado Douro Superior 2014 - Organic Vineyards - was launched in May 2016.

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