The wine production in Mértola has historical roots attested by the various archaeological finds found here. The slopes of the Guadiana and Oeiras rivers near Mértola were for centuries terroir of excellence for local wine production, which was then transported in clay amphoraes to Mediterranean lands.
Throughout history the wine culture in the territory has been lost, but in recent times, thanks to the bold spirit of several entrepreneurs, the cultivation of vineyards gained local expression in terms of planted area and number of producers. The result is the production of wines with a creased character that have become one of the best in the region.
Local production is guided by sustainability criteria: it respects the natural values of the territory inserted in the Natural Park, employs mostly local labor, uses own grapes harvested manually and its available in the local markets and supermarkets. For the general public, the wines have been sold in specialty shops all over the country, in gourmet marketd, online and of course in Mértola: in the restaurants and in the small local shops.
Meet the producers, know more about the history of the wines, the shops and the restaurants where you can find the best local wines.
BOMBEIRA DO GUADIANA
Bombeira do Guadiana – Investimentos Imobiliários e Agro-Turísticos S.A | Rua Dr. Afonso Costa 33 | 7750-352 Mértola | Tel.: 286 612 287 | [email protected] <[email protected]
winemaker: Bernado Cabral
HERDADE DOS LAGOS
Vale de Acor- Cx. Postal 43 | PT-7750-056 Mértola – Alentejo
tel. 286 991 145 | fax: 286 991 146 | e-mail: [email protected] | www. pt.herdade-dos-lagos.de
winemaker: Carsten Heinemeyer
HERDADE VALE DE ÉVORA | VINHOS DISCÓRDIA
e-mail: [email protected];
winemaker: Diogo Lopes
Tlm 966 025 261 | e-mail: [email protected]
FREDERIK VON S. | CONDE DE MÉRTOLA