The privileged location allows the production of various cultures
There are about 190ha of schist soil distributed along the slopes of the Rio Torto and Ribeira de Galegos.
The rugged geographical relief of the Douro Wine Region gives rise to a variety of micro-climates where each agricultural crop has its preferred place.
Until the end of the 60s, the olive grove (olive oil) was the economic support of the farm.
In the 70s this culture was relegated to the background with the vine taking the lead that remains until today.
In the 80’s and 90’s the implantation of this culture had a great growth and the traditional vineyard plots were mechanized to facilitate the cultural operations.
The current area of the vineyards is 42ha, of which 37ha are installed in levels (terraces) and 5ha at the top; the altitude in relation to the sea level varies between 200 and 400m. All solar exposures (north, south, east and west) illuminate the vines with a predominance of south and west.
The economic sustainability of the farmhouse was the sale of grapes for Douro and Porto wines.
The fluctuations and the price drop per kg of grapes throughout the 90s dictated that the final product to leave the farm should be bottled wine and not grapes as before.
The winemaking center was built from scratch in 2003 with the best technology available.
On September 21, 2003, the first grapes were introduced and the winemaking began at the Brites Aguiar house.
The olive grove, for its more than century-old connection to the Brites Aguiar family, deserves a special mention here. The old olive trees are located on the higher ground, continuous with the vineyard.
The cultivation is rainfed on steep slopes and at an average altitude of 450m.
The cultivated varieties are: Madural, Cobrançosa, Galega, Verdeal and Negrinha de Freixo.
The total area of the Casa Agrícola is 200ha.
42ha of vineyards, 12ha of olive groves, 3ha of cherry trees, 4ha of chestnut wood, 1.5ha of walnut, 70ha of ordered forest and the rest of native forest where cork oak and holm oak abound.
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