CASA DO VALLE is the manor house of the Estate which produces the Vinho Verde with the same name.
The Quinta, property of the Sousa Botelho family, is located in Basto sub-region, part of the Vinho Verde Region – North of Portugal.
With a total area of 170 ha, of wich 55 ha are under vines, Casa do Valle is one of the largest production Quintas in the Vinho Verde Region, using exclusively grapes produced in the property.
Winemaking here goes back to the 18th century, with the contrast between the “enforcado” ( vines going up trees ) and “ramada” (trellis) systems for the red grapes and the modern single wire system, still used till this day, for the white grapes.
The main noble grape varieties used for the white wines are the Alvarinho, Arinto, Azal and Loureiro. For red and rosé wines the grape varieties are the Vinhao, the most important red grape variety of the Vinho Verde Region, the Rabo de Ovelha and Touriga Nacional.
Particularly important are the chapel of the manor house and the Granary with its stone roof which is mentioned in tourist guides, and also other traditional and typical buildings of the region.