Wine Route

Carcavelos

In the 14th century, sealed documents with the royal stamp, referred already “those well-kept vineyards of Oeyras". Then, in the 18th century, with Sebastian José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st count of Oeiras and Marquis of Pombal later, Carcavelos wine had a refined production. At the end of this century, “Carcavelos” was a prestigious wine and a very well-known wine for european elites. It was exported, especially through England, for markets such as North America, India and Australia. Law's letter of September 18 1908 defines the region demarcated of Carcavelos, formed by the parishes of S. Domingos de Rana and Carcavelos, in the municipality of Cascais, and part of the parish of Oeiras. Along it’s history, the Carcavelos wine had some setbacks because of vineyard pests. Associated with these, emerged in the second half of the 20th century the need to develop and with it the plague of property speculation that almost extinguished this excellent wine.

In early 1980, the Ribeira de Caparide, Pesos e Samarra farms, restart productive practice, and the municipality of Cascais recognized that effort and included these farms in Municipal Heritage Inventory. In the other hand, the municipality of Oeiras has invested considerable funds in the preservation and maintenance of the existing vineyard on old Quinta do Marquês de Pombal (Quinta de Cima) on new plantation area and in the recovery of the cellar.

The "Carcavelos" is fortified in large part with the famous Eau-de-vie da Lourinhã and integrates with the "Port", "Madeira" and the "Moscatel from Setúbal", the restricted group of 4 liqueur wines/generous Portuguese. In this moment there are 2 (two) producers, with the total area of vineyards 25 ha (Quinta do Marquês de Pombal of 12.5 ha.)

The production volume reached in 2015, as the white wine 60,450 liters. 2016 production was about 33,200 liters.

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Wine Routes

Rotas de Bucelas, de Cascais e de Sintra para Oeiras e as pequenas rotas A e B, no Município de Oeiras

 

Pequenas rotas C, D, E e F no Município de Oeiras, a partir da Adega do Casal da Manteiga (Rua Francisco Anjos Diniz)

 

Pequenas rotas G, H e I no Município de Oeiras, a partir da Adega do Casal da Manteiga (Rua Francisco Anjos Diniz)

 

Pequenas rotas K, L, M e N no Município de Oeiras, a partir da Adega do Casal da Manteiga (Rua Francisco Anjos Diniz)

 

Pequena rota O, no Município de Oeiras, a partir da Adega do Casal da Manteiga (Rua Francisco Anjos Diniz)

 

Coast route:

With the extraordinary landscape of the Lisbon Bar and a coast full of interesting geological, architectural and landscape references, this route starts in the wine area of Oeiras reaching Colares, passing through Carcavelos; always by the sea. The highlights of some of the most important heritage elements of this path are point out.

 

Route Quintas de Carcavelos:

Some remaining elements of the traditional estates of Carcavelos, some dating back to the fourteenth century, still allow the perception of the old activities and life experiences. Every quinta combines a particular story that sometimes allows us to an almost "genealogy" of the property over the centuries. If individuality is evident, architecturally and historically the unity in viticulture was a reality that we cannot forget.

 

Route Quintas from Caparide Valley:

Valley of an extraordinary landscape quality, embedded in urban areas, almost seem to make the connection of the Sintra mountain to the ocean. The maintenance of important habitats for several species, like birds of prey, is part of the human presence on the territory and, naturally, with the vineyards. Traditional farm area, we can found smaller and larger properties with multi-secular records where the eighteenth century registered a remarkable evolution. From this valley many casks or barrels left driven by wagoners, headed for the port of Paço d'Arcos and went on frigates to the warehouses of Lisbon, like Martinha or Santa Apolónia, and conquered the world.