The winery "Sociedade Agrícola Casa de Vilacetinho" is located in the municipality of Alpendurada in the Vinho Verde area Portugal
, The origin goes back to a founded in the 11th century Benedictine monastery
back. The traditional company was founded in 1790 and is now owned by the Girão Maia family. The responsible winemaker is José Manuel Antunes. A house wine was served at a banquet on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II's visit in 1957. In the past, the wines were also offered on board the Portuguese airline TAP (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses).
The vineyards cover 30 hectares. You are with the white wines Arinto
, Azal ( Alvarinho
) and Loureiro
, as well as with the red wine varieties Touriga Nacional
planted. Grapes are also purchased for the simpler wines. The management follows the guidelines of the Organic viticulture
, After harvesting by hand, the grapes are transported to the winery in 15 kg boxes and selected there before processing. After pneumatic squeeze
and the expansion in stainless steel. The two are premium wines Vinho Verde
Grande Escolha (cuvée from Arinto, Avesso, Azal, Loureiro) and Colheita Seleccionada Arinto. Around 900,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Some of these are exported to some European countries, Canada, the USA, China, Japan, Australia and Brazil.