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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Viúva Gomes Wine Cellar

Located in the village of Almoçageme, this is one of the oldest cellars producing Colares wine.

 

Viúva Gomes & Filhos’- which was awarded the first prize at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 – was the main supplier of wine for the soldiers who fought on the French front during World War One.

In 1989 the company was taken over by Jacinto Lopes Baeta & Filhos who implemented a new marketing strategy for the wine.

 

 

 

Contactos

Viúva Gomes Wine Cellar

José Baeta

Largo Comendador José Gomes da Silva, 2 e 3,

2705-041 COLARES

GPS: 38º 47' 44'' N, 9º28'11'' W

T: 219 290 903

F: 219 235 202

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

W: www.adegaviuvagomes.com

 

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Additional Information

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T: 966 632 994 / 219 231 401