Located in Douro DOC region, Quinta dos Murças benefits of a terroir heavily influenced by the mountains, altitude, schist soils and a climate that is typical of the river Douro valley. In the vineyards, dozens of native grapes where planted, following organic and integrated production methods. Olive, orange and almond groves, as well as the Mediterranean forest help maintain a balanced ecosystem that enhances quality.
Part of the Reguengos de Monsaraz DOC and the Alentejo’s montado ecosystem (cork oak forests), Herdade do Esporão has extraordinary conditions for agriculture. With over approximately 700 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and the other crops we grow using organic methods and integrated production. Here are planted around 40 grape varieties, 4 types of olive, orchards and kitchen gardens.
Products created in unique places or from singular grape varieties, that are perfect reflections of terroir, the result of natural factors, such as geology, topography and climate, grapes ideally suited to the land and what we do with them.
Reflecting the characteristics of vineyards and carefully selected grape varieties, these wines are vinified in old clay amphorae (talhas as we call them in the Alentejo), using ancient local techniques brought to the Alentejo by the Romans. Using an artisanal process, and spurning the use of yeasts, sulphurs or any other winemaking additives, we aim to produce natural wines that are straightforward, authentic and vibrant.
The production of Esporão’s olive oils comes from the will to apply the knowledge obtained in the production of wines into the production of high quality olive oils. Thus, as in wines, we seek that our olive oils are the expression of their land.
From varieties from the Alentejo and the Douro, from our properties or partnerships with Alentejo olive growers, we look forward to enhance indigenous varieties of these regions.
All oils, exclusively extra virgin or virgin, are produced using natural methods and entirely traditional processes, preserving the pure juice of the harvested olives.
Portugal is characterized by a variety of traditions and wine and olive oil’s production methods, yielding diverse products based on this ‘portuguese art’ of blending.
Hence, these products are a translation of the regions that originated them and of our historical and cultural patrimony.
Our technical teams’ studies, trials and tests may be found here too, since we seek constantly new paths, taking risks in order to find the wines and olive oils of the future.
By downloading and/or using any of the graphic materials provided on this page, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to the Image and Video Usage Agreement (hereinafter Agreement) below, which governs the use of images and videos of Esporão, S.A. If you do not agree to the terms of the Agreement, you must refrain from using or copying the said graphic materials, unless you have written authorisation duly signed by a representative of Esporão, S.A.
Once subject to the terms of this Agreement, you may use the images and videos, only in full, for editorial use and/or for industry analysis. This right of use is non-transferable to other individuals or companies. The graphic material may not, under any circumstances, be used to promote or sell any product, service or technology (e.g. in advertising, brochures, books, photos or any type of merchandising), unless advance authorisation has been obtained for this, duly signed by a representative of Esporão, S.A. The right of use does not allow the images or videos to be altered or modified, in whole or in part, for any purpose.
Esporão, S.A. has and shall continue to have sole and exclusive ownership of the contents presented here. It is expressly forbidden to delete, modify or conceal any notices of ownership related to the image or video, and, for each use, the image or video in question must be clearly identified as being owned by Esporão, S.A.