500 Years of Making Wine.
Quinta de Paços Sociedade Agrícola, Lda. is a family-based company which exploits its agricultural patrimony aiming to produce high-quality wines with a distinctive personality, resulting from a special emphasis on their natural and authentic character.
The society’s patrimony comprises an area of around 200 hectares, divided into five estates in the municipality of Barcelos – Casa de Paços – Quinta de Paços, Prazo da Cotovia, Morgadio do Perdigão, Quinta de Vila Meã and Morgadio de Real – and one in the municipality of Monção – Casa do Capitão-Mor – Quinta da Boavista.
In the municipality of Barcelos, Casa de Paços – Quinta de Paços has remained a property of the same family for more than 400 years and 15 generations, maintaining a tradition of expertise on wine making in the region of Minho lasting for more than 4 centuries.
The existence of vineyards in Casa de Paços – Quinta de Paços dates back to the XVI century, and throughout time significant innovations were introduced in its cultivation, which ensured important improvement, of which the international prizes awarded to some of its wines (cf. the section “Prizes”) are relevant proof. In the XX century, its main vineyard excelled on account of an unusual combination of white grape varieties – Alvarinho, Arinto, Loureiro and Fernão Pires – which gave rise to a wine of high reputation all over the region.