OUR GRAPES

The grapes produced at Herdade Vale da Rosa are not anonymous. They are unique, they have a name and an identity and are treated in a truly special way.

Herdade Vale da Rosa currently produces 12 varieties of grapes recognised for their high quality. Six varieties are seeded and six are seedless. Always looking ahead to the future, we are have also set up a large experimental field where some of the most highly-regarded varieties of grapes in the world are being tested and, if found to be viable, will be considered options for large-scale cultivation and marketing.

SEEDLESS GRAPES

SEEDED GRAPES

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Grapes are an important food in a healthy diet. They are 100% natural and contain a high concentration of vitamins: vitamin C, which helps protect the body from diseases; B-complex vitamins, which are needed by all cells in order to function properly; carotenes (or provitamin A), which are transformed by the body into vitamin A, which in turn plays a key role in cell division and keeping our skin and eyes healthy.

HARVESTING AND PACKING

We carefully and gently harvest the best bunches of grapes at their ideal moment of ripeness, avoiding touching the berries and removing the bloom as much as possible, in order to ensure greater durability and protection against factors that can cause deterioration.
The grapes are packed in boxes, protected from the sun by nets, and transported in vans that carry them directly from the vineyard to the cold stores, where they are subjected to a rigorous quality control process as soon as possible and then rapidly cooled. Once it is determined that they meet the quality criteria, the grapes are carefully selected, weighed and packed.
A padded lining is placed in the bottom of the boxes to absorb any humidity and to cushion the contents from possible vibrations during transport. Inside the boxes, the bunches are packed in cardboard dividers or in carefully arranged plastic pouches or individual containers. This packing is done according the preferences of each customer in order to facilitate handling at the point of sale and to ensure that the health, hygiene and attractive appearance of the fruit are preserved.
Once they are properly packed, the grapes are sent to the shipping cold storage chambers and kept at the ideal temperature for transport, which may vary depending on the destination market.