Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous "Quintas" in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and today, six generations later, it still belongs to her descendants.
For almost 200 years, Quinta do Vallado´s main activity was the production of Port wines, that were commercialized by the Ferreira Port House - part of the Ferreira family. Since last century's early 90's, Quinta do Vallado has sold still and Port wine under the estate's name brand.
Quinta do Vallado now holds over 70 hectares of vineyards near the city of Peso da Régua, and an additional 30 hectares, recently planted at Quinta do Orgal, in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. The three cousins responsible for the estate, João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira and Francisco Olazabal - all descendants of Dona Antónia, have led the way in elevating Quinta do Vallado and its wines to a prestigious level of international recognition.
The estate's Wine Tourism is also critically acclaimed as one of the most successful in the Douro region. Two small but dazzling Wine Hotels exist today, at Régua and in the Upper Douro, in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, where guests can enjoy a multitude of wine-related activities.