Quinta da Romeira
Manuel Pires da Silva (Chief Oenologist), Maria Godinho & Manuel Vieira
Quinta da Romeira is located in the heart of one of the oldest export wine regions, and the only DOC exclusive for white wines in Lisbon. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, the military genius behind the defence of the peninsula against Napoleon, was himself surprised by the white wines of Bucelas, when he was in the region for the construction of the Lines of Torres Vedras. As a token of that appreciation, he sent them to the Prince of Wales. George IV did enjoy them and start to call them the Wines of Lisbon.
Quinta da Romeira exists since 1703 and has 130 ha, out of which 75 ha are vineyards, mainly of the Arinto grape variety, which makes it the biggest Arinto vineyard in the country. Around 50 ha is dedicated to forest activity, apart from the Manor house and its gardens.