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Vineyards

Leonor Freitas inherited 60 ha of vineyard made up of just two grape varieties, Castelão and Fernão Pires, located in Fernando Pó in the region of Palmela. Seeking to innovate and make improvements, she took the decision to introduce a much wider range of grape varieties, which included Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Aragonês, Syrah, and Alicante Bouschet, amongst others.

Ermelinda Freitas currently owns 440 hectares of vineyard, 60% of them planted with the Castelão variety (known in the area of Palmela as "Periquita"), 30% red varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Syrah, Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Merlot and Petit Verdot, and 10% of white varieties such as Fernão Pires, Chardonnay, Arinto, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel de Setúbal.

This is an extraordinary location for producing wines, and some of the best wines of this region are in fact produced here.