Right in the heart of the Upper
Douro, we find Quinta do
Quinta do Arnozelo
Quinta do Arnozelo is located between São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa, right in the heart of the Douro Superior region. Sitting on the left bank of the river Douro, its slanted vineyards are planted along the river and benefit from a microclimate that favours vine growing.
Comprising 200 hectares, of which 100 are planted with vines classified as “A”, Quinta do Arnozelo also grows olive trees, orange tress and an extensive forest, a natural habitat for native animals.
Through Arnozelo have already passed several masters and housekeepers. An olive oil mill from the Roman Empire marks its antiquity. A first written reference dating from 1527 ensures its continuity and the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Ribeira, built in the sixteenth century and rebuilt in the eighteenth century, affirms its importance.
The whole building of the farm remains functional to this day: the dwelling house, the olive oil press and warehouse, the distillery, the winery, the Carden and the workers’ kitchen, the caretaker’s house and the stables. Sign that, century after century, the Arnozelo is in good hands.