Wineries and Producers

Colares

The Demarcated Region of Colares, created in 1908, small in area when compared to other wine-making regions in the country, achieved relevance at the turn of 20th century due to the high percentage of ramisco vines that were cultivated and occupied a large part of the surface area.     

The Adega Regional de Colares (Colares Regional Cellar) was established in 1931, with the objective of ensuring the quality and origin of the region’s wine products.

Initially founded by 81 members, in the following years it registered a considerable increase in the number of associates and is the oldest cooperative winery in the country.   

In 1934, by decree-law n. º 24 500, of September 19th – considered by many as the true Charter  of Colares wine  – the Adega Regional de Colares was granted the exclusive  right to manufacture Colares wine, at the same time as an aging period of a minimum of two years was set so as to guarantee the quality of this wine product.    

In the following decades, the high cost of labour, the difficult planting in the sandy soil, the crisis in wine production, the increase of pine forests in detriment of vineyards and the advance of urban areas have, among others factors, contributed towards the decrease in the production of ramisco.     

Today, besides the Adega Regional de Colares, there are other wineries and individual producers of the Colares wine.

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Visconde Salreu Wine Cellar

Spurred by the success of Colares wine, in 1921 the Viscount of Salreu built a vast cellar in Banzão, designed by Norte Junior, the architect.

 

The building, which drew inspiration from vernacular architecture, consists of two parallel blocks which form a set of structures of remarkable shape and form.

The imposing façade can be seen from the road that links Colares to Praia da Maçãs. It is currently owned by the Chitas family.

 

Contacts 

Visconde Salreu Winne Cellar

António Bernardino Paulo da Silva

Av. do Atlântico, 5 - 17 Banzão,

2705-137 COLARES SINTRA

GPS: 38°48'23.1" N, 9°27'02.4" W

T: 219 292 036

F: 219 282 474

 

Opening times

Pre-bookable visits: 08:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

Closes at 17:00 on Fridays

 

Closing days

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

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