The wine country of Portugal is characterised by an immense variety of independent grape varieties and ageing methods that have been characterised for centuries and have long since been forgotten elsewhere.
On about 25 hectares of the Herdade dos Lagos, the red grape varieties Syrah (the international star), Aragonez (known in Spain as Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional (an old port grape) and Alicante Bouschet (intense play of colours) and, more recently, Tinta Caiada (an extract-rich Portuguese red grape variety) are cultivated. As white grape varieties we have planted Alvarinho, Viosinho and Arinto (indigenous white Portuguese grape varieties).
In spring 2019, we planted another 4.5 hectares. The existing varieties were complemented by the Portuguese grape variety Tinta Caiada and Petit Syrah.
In addition, a test area with a large number of Portuguese grape varieties was created to see how they develop in our own area.
The differentiation for the later quality wines begins in the vineyard. In this way, a distinction is made not only by grape variety, but also by locations, in order to create the best conditions for the different ageing methods.
More information about the individual wines can be found here: