The local production and trade of wine has historical roots attested by the various archaeological finds found here related to the transportation and storage of wine.
In fact the slopes of the river Guadiana and the Oeiras river were for centuries terroir of excellence for local wine production, which was then drained in clay amphorae to the Mediterranean lands.
And, it is not by chance, the curious fact that the Mother Church of Mértola has Our Lady of the Vineyard, as patroness. If, over the course of history, the wine culture in the territory has been lost, thanks to the bold spirit of several businessmen, the cultivation of the vine has returned and gained local expression in terms of area planted and number of producers. This recovery resulted in 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, is accessible and consumed in the local market and proximity.
OUR 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]
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]
Winemaker: Bernado Cabral
FREDERIK VON S. | CONDE DE MÉRTOLA