Profile of Quinta da Pacheca

Quinta da Pacheca is definitely one of the most hospitable wineries in Portugal, and a supreme pleasure to visit. Being one of the most well-known properties in the entire Douro Valley, the estate was one of the first to bottle under their own name. This gorgeous estate dates back to the 1700s when it was named after its aristocratic owner, Mariana Pacheca Pereira. The vines pertained to an order of monks for centuries before that. In 1903, the count José Freire de Serpa Leitão Pimentel became the new owner. He installed new “Lagares” in 1916, and these are still used today to vinify the wines. Pacheca has stayed in the family; the current owner is Count Serpa Pimentel, and his two daughters work with him at this charming winery.

Quinta da Pacheca is unusual in the Douro for their range of wines. They make Ports, still reds and still whites and also many experimental wines with unusual grapes for the region such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Other more traditional grapes cultivated on their 40 hectares of vineyards include: (red) Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo in Spain); (white) Malvasia Fina, Esgana Cão, Verdelho, Gouveio, Rabo de Ovelha, Cerceal, Viosinho and Códega.

Quinta da Pachcea guarantee the most amazing visits for Cellar Tours clients. You will meet the family, taste their superb wines and even try mama’s cooking- a delicious platter of homemade bread and sausages, regional cheeses, melon, and many more goodies. If you are lucky enough to visit at harvest time, you might even get a chance to stomp some grapes in their Lagares.

Wines produced

  • Quinta da Pacheca Reserva Tinto, Douro VQPRD

    This flagship still red is made with the three classic Port varietals- Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, and Tinta Roriz. 14% Alc. 12 months in French Oak.

  • Quinta da Pacheca Branco, Douro DOC

    TThis delicious white is made with all native varietals- Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, and Cerceal. 12.6% Alc.

  • Quinta de Vale de Abrãao Tinto- Reg. Terras Durienses

    Interesting wine made with a blend of Tinta Amarela and Cabernet Sauvignon. 12.3% Alc. Age up to 8 years.

  • Quinta da Pacheca,Tawny Port, 8 years

    This wine is a superb, concentrated Tawny, made with a blend of Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela and Tinta Roriz. Wonderful with rich cream-based desserts, such as Crème brûlée, cheesecake or flan.

Winery details

Quinta da Pacheca

Apt 3
5051 Régua
Portugal
Tel +351 254 313 228
Fax +351 254 321 359

Appellation
Douro
Founded
1903
Age of vines
up to 100 years
Oak barrel origin
French
Winemaker
José Serpa Pimentel
Grape varietals
(red) Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo in Spain); (white) Malvasia Fina, Esgana Cão, Verdelho, Gouveio, Rabo de Ovelha, Cerceal, Viosinho and Códega

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