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FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR TABLE

OUR HISTORY

At Herdade Vale da Rosa we live with passion. Passion for the Alentejo. Passion for agriculture. Passion for grapes.
It was this passion that motivated the Silvestre Ferreira family to launch the business, and it is this passion that continues to inspire António Silvestre Ferreira 40 years on. As a child, he loved to play in a small garden on the estate that was called Vale da Rosa. In honour of that special place so full of cherished memories, he named his land and his product brand after it.
We at Herdade Vale da Rosa believe in Portugal and believe we can contribute to the country’s success. We promote employment in the region and the Portuguese brand abroad, helping to build a positive image of a productive, efficient country capable of conducting business with a high level of quality on an international scale. With the birth of yet another generation, the Vale da Rosa table grape brand hopes to follow in the footsteps of previous generations and contribute towards Portugal’s success in the world.

NATURAL CONDITIONS

The geographic location of the Alentejo, with its broad, flat plains and Mediterranean and continental climate, offers ideal conditions for producing grapes. The region’s 3000 sunshine hours per year and hot climate, with temperatures topping 35°C at the height of summer, are reflected in the ripening of the grapes, making them particularly sweet, richly coloured and mature.
The excellent soil, the famous clay soil of Beja, produces a high quality, hardy grape. The low levels of humidity in the region help keep the plants healthy and prevent diseases.

Horas anuais de sol
3000
Temperaturas no auge do Verão
35

OUR LOCATION

Herdade Vale da Rosa is located in southern Portugal, in an extraordinary region for producing fruit in the heart of the lower Alentejo, about 3 km from Ferreira do Alentejo and 20 km from Beja.
This convenient location, just 30 km from the A2 motorway and 80 km from the Spanish border, allows us to get our grapes to market in excellent condition anywhere in Europe.

PRODUCTION

Herdade Vale da Rosa is currently the largest producer of table grapes in Portugal, with a production area of approximately 250 hectares and 12 varieties of grapes that are recognised for their quality. Production methods are based on the pergola system, in which tall, trellised vines are covered by nets and plastic covers that produce a micro-environment favourable to the development of the grapes. Under these conditions, we are able to achieve an early production season and protect the vines from adverse climate conditions (wind, hail and rain), enhancing flavour and nutritional qualities of the grapes produced. This way, we can lengthen the harvest period, which generally begins in June or early July and ends in late November.
As we are always looking ahead to the future, we also cultivate a large experimental field where, every year, some of the most highly-regarded varieties of grapes in the world are tested and, if found to be viable, they become options to consider for large-scale cultivation and marketing.