Resource Management

Energy and Eco-efficiency

Energy and Eco-efficiency

Aware of the growing challenges regarding the availability, generation and consumption of energy, in recent years we have come up with an energy efficiency strategy:

  • We set up 2 solar farms at Herdade do Esporão, allowing us to produce 50% of the energy we consume. However, our aim is to be energy self-sufficient via renewable sources.
  • Our wineries (Alentejo and Douro) were built on different levels so as to take advantage of gravity, reducing energy needs.
  • Herdade do Esporão’s underground cellars use no energy to maintain ideal conditions of temperature and humidity.
  • At Quinta dos Murças, the cellars boast an original and innovative system that uses the water from the mines to heat and cool the radiating floor throughout the cellars to control the temperature and humidity with great energy efficiency.