Located in Baixo Alentejo, on the left bank of the Guadiana River, the region of Amareleja has climatic and geomorphological characteristics particularly challenging for the culture of the vineyard. In this territory of great thermal amplitudes and long summers, of intense heat, throughout history, several nations have recognized its agricultural potential – especially for wine and olive production. It is presumed that it was the Tartessians that first started here in the domestication of the vines and in the following introduction of wine in the region. Then came the Phoenicians, the Greeks and only then the Romans – who generalized the culture of vine and wine in the Alentejo.
The mark of the ancestral wisdom of the Roman Empire remains in our days, both in the viticultural practices and in the traditional winemaking in clay pots (amphora).
This project is born from the passion for Vinho de Talha (Amphora Wine) of Amareleja, for its people, customs and traditions. It unites several generations, of different origins and histories, around the reverence that we all share for this patrimonial heritage, and it´s role in this region’s identity, with pride and respect for the land and for what it offers.
We are a young team, with the clear objective of recovering and valuing the tradition of “Talha wine”, old vines and traditional grape varieties – merging the ancestral practices of vine culture with the implementation of new vines and grape varieties – with a demanding, inquisitive and curious spirit, researching techniques and methodologies, in a process of constant experimentation and learning.