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Vértice

Vértice

Espumante On our search for Portuguese sparkling wine (Espumante) we found ourselves on the motorway heading up into the interior past Vila Real in the northern hinterland of the Douro. I had read an account of a producer in the Douro area and was keen to find out...
Carolina’s vindima

Carolina’s vindima

Misty Minho is one of the last areas in Portugal for the grape harvest but our neighbours seemed to be leaving it very late. All the grapes on the terraces further down the valley had already been picked. Up to now the weather had been glorious but now the October...
It’s Vindima time !

It’s Vindima time !

Its September and up and down the length of Portugal the vineyards are a hive of activity. After months of weeding and pruning the culmination of all this care and attention is an explosion of frantic activity. In wine making hygiene is paramount and in the adegas...