Quinta da Boa Esperança – A project to follow

It wasn't easy to buy Quinta da Boa Esperança. First, Artur Gama saw her and fell in love. Then he had to go meet his owner to make him an offer. But the man was hooked. Therefore, Arthur had to return there several times in order to establish a relationship of trust with you. And, only after some talk (and probably a few glasses) did the man there access sell his land to Arthur, and still stayed there until he retired.

But let's go in pieces. Quinta da Boa Esperança is located in the Lisbon region, in Torres Vedras, between the Atlantic and the MonteJunto Mountain Range. It belongs today to the young couple Eva Guedes and Artur Gama (pictured, above), who bought the property in order to develop the culture of the vineyard and wine there, in a tribute to the family roots, through traditional methods. And what they have done there since the end of 2014 , the year of the purchase of the farm , is already praise.

The property works with new vineyards and old vineyards, in a total area of 8 hectares of vineyard in production (which already existed), 9 hectares of planted vines and 1.50 hectares that short term will still be planted. The sustainable agriculture vineyards, based on in clay-limestone soil on a rising slope - west (excellent for the maturation of the grapes), about 20 kilometres in the straight line of the sea, give fresh wines, saline and minerals.

Paula Fernandes, winemaker at Quinta da Boa Esperança

The harvest is manual and the number of limited edition bottles (between 300 and 10,000 bottles; although in the most editions are from 2500 to 3000 bottles). The ink varieties there are Caladoc, Aragonez, Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouchet; and the white grape varieties to Arinto, Fernão Pires and Sauvignon Blanc there are, for now, ten references: Quinta da Boa Esperança Colheita Tinto; Quinta da Boa Esperança Syrah; Quinta da Boa Esperança Touriga Nacional; Fifth of Good Hope Alicante Bouschet; Quinta da Boa Esperança White Harvest; Quinta da Boa Esperança Fernão Pires; Quinta da Boa Esperança Arinto; Quinta da Good Hope Sauvignon Blanc; Quinta da Boa Esperança Reserva Branco; Fifth of Good Hope Rosé. Paula Fernandes (pictured next to the barrel) is the winemaker resident of Quinta da Boa Esperança and Rodrigo Martins the consultant winemaker.

For now, the idea is to consolidate the wine project, but very soon will develop the area of wine tourism, where producers intend to make known the property and develop various activities.