Quinta de Val da Figueira

Quinta Val da Figueira is located on the right bank of the Douro, next to Pinhão, and was a pioneer at the end of the 19th century. XIX in the replanting of the so-called “exotic” vines (i.e. grafted with American foot) by the hand of the owner at the time, Joaquim Leite Pereira, famous winegrower who played an important role after the devastation caused by phylloxera. The farm has belonged to the current owners for three generations, led today by the warm João Calém Hoelzer, half-Durian, half-Scottish, who manages 16 hectares of vineyards, on slopes facing the River, all in A letters, for an almost exclusively dedicated to Port wines (Tawny 10 years, Vintage and White Porto 7 years extra-Dry) with a little table wine with the Doc Douro designation. The Tawnies from this farm are sublime with an aromatic complexity that makes one think of older tawnies, in a dry style. The Vintages are dense, with a chewy material and a beautiful freshness. Still little known, João Hoelzer, dust-free and simultaneously distinguished, but above all tireless, does not hesitate to fill glasses so that you can get to know him!


Val da Figueira