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Adega Cooperativa de Borba:
Founded in 1955, the Adega Coop. de Borba, was the first of a series of Cooperatives settled in the Alentejo region, promoted and helped by the "Junta Nacional do Vinho" a public organization that controlled and supervised the wine production in Portugal, at a time in which the wine production didn't carry much weight in the region. This action allowed the creation of a commercial and productiv... Read more
Founded in 1955, the Adega Coop. de Borba, was the first of a series of Cooperatives settled in the Alentejo region, promoted and helped by the "Junta Nacional do Vinho" a public organization that controlled and supervised the wine production in Portugal, at a time in which the wine production didn't carry much weight in the region. This action allowed the creation of a commercial and productive organization for the Alentejo wines, otherwise the vine culture could have completely disappear because all the existence incentives at that time were for the production of cereals in order to transform Alentejo in "the granary" of Portugal. After 3 decades of resistance, in which only the great value of the grape varieties and the exquisite natural conditions, allowed to sustain the production of wines in Alentejo, we finally reached the decade of the '80's, where the potential of the region was evaluated and confirmed by the consumer. The region was benefited by the fact the wine production were associated to the Cooperatives, that started to acquired the most advance technologies more rapidly that in the other Portuguese regions, leaping to the production of bottle wines of great quality. It's true that the creation of the appellation of Alentejo and of the appearance of technical associative structures that rapidly spread new technologies near the winegrower were essential in the whole process. The euphoria that the Alentejo wines have been living in the past times, results of a long and hard-work both in the vineyard, with the selection of the best grape varieties and soils, and in the winery, with the perfecting and acquisition of equipments, that most of the times don't have much visibility, in a time where the focus of the region was in other directions that not in the wine production. Today the Adega Coop. Borba, Borba brings together 300 associates whose vineyards cover a total area of 2,200 hectares, distributed in 65% in red grape varieties and 35% in white grape varieties. In a constant search for reinforcing the quality of their products, the Adega Coop. Borba, has today an ambitious project to bring closer the winegrower to the Winery, to inspire in him the passion of making great wines. After the selection and nursing of the best grape varieties , and the acquisition of equipment, it's the Adega Coop. Borba believe that only with the commitment of the winegrower in the wine production , is possible to improve even more their products, and achieve the full potential that the region possesses for producing exceptional wines. Read less


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