The Quinta

Past & Present

...with its romantic nooks and crannies, secret gardens, trees that tell stories, valleys and streams winding through the meadows, vineyards, fruit orchards and woods...

King Dom Luís once presented the Quinta to the beautiful actress Dona Rosa Damasceno.

Once upon a time, there was an old, romantic Quinta...
...which had been lived in by different owners from the most varied backgrounds over the years. They had just one thing in common – a fascination for this place, with its romantic nooks and crannies, secret gardens, trees that tell stories, valleys and streams winding through meadows, vineyards, fruit orchards and woods stretching all the way to the Royal palace and the hunting estate, the Tapada Real de Mafra…

Once upon a time, there was an old, romantic Quinta...
...which King Dom Luís (1838 - 1889), passionate about music, gave to the beautiful actress Rosa Damasceno, with whom he had fallen in love. He had a theatre built in the Quinta, especially for her…

Once upon a time, there was an old, romantic Quinta...
...which many, many years later, (1969), came into the possession of Baron Gustav von Fürstenberg. He and his wife Paula lived in bliss, raising their seven children in this small paradise, until the 1974 revolution changed their destiny and they returned to Germany. Miraculously, the Quinta was saved by a loyal family friend, Joaquim Val Morais, and again years later (in 1992) it became home for James, who had married one of the Barons' daughters, Ann. Today, they focus on producing boutique wines that reflect the Quinta’s interesting terroir, on providing quality events, and on welcoming holiday guests – all the while raising seven sons of their own.

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Our Wines

With currently nearly ten hectares of vineyard planted, we produce a surprising variety of different wines, five reds and five whites, out of which six are single grape wines.