Our adventure began nearly 15 years ago. While our family was sitting around the dinner table enjoying a good meal and sharing experiences and ideas, the dream was put in words: create a quality wine brand that would reflect the farnily’s appreciation for the most famous of social drinks.
It all started back in 1970 when the family patriarch, Pai Gabrie,l acquired the Herdade do Menir - known back then as Courela do Guita - a 40ha estate located on the outskirts of the Village Montemor-O-Novo, a historical and famously fertile agricultural centre of the Alentejo. The land was later donated to us, his son and two daughters, and became the headquarters to the so-called dream.
We started by selling our wine variety grapes to the closest winery and table grapes to nearby markets. By 1991, a partnership with a nationally respected oenologist produced our fnst wine: Couteiro-Mor®. The result was quite outstanding, taking into consideration the lack of technical and technological conditions of our winery Read more »