The vast area of typical Alentejo landscape and the unique geological and climatic conditions found here led José de Mello to believe that Monte da Ravasqueira had everything to produce high-quality wines.
The dream began to take shape in 1998 when, after a series of geological studies to choose the best grape varieties and the best spots, an old orchard gives rise to the first vineyards. A surgical planting, advised by the best consultants from the universities of Évora, Trás-os-Montes, and Bordeaux. As nothing is left to chance, the first harvest takes place in 2001, for private consumption only, but everything led to believe that this would be the first of many to come.
Ravasqueira extends over approximately 3,000 hectares. There are 15 different grape varieties distributed over 29 plots, planted in 8 distinct types of soil, which allow for the production of the region’s best nectars.
Today, the team’s know-how produces wines from all the most known wine regions in Portugal, from the Douro to the Alentejo.