Estate

Estate

Quinta do Quetzal is set in the heart of the Alentejo region on the rich slopes of Vidigueira, close to the oldest known Roman winery in Portugal and Spain. The region’s micro climate and its hills make it the perfect location for a unique terroir. The grapes grow on soil rich in Schist, the local mineral stone. While the area around Quinta do Quetzal is generally sunny and warm, its positioning on the foothills of the Serra do Mendro allows cooler air in from the Atlantic ocean. These conditions lead to big variations in temperature, giving the grapes the heat to ripen and the cooling breezes to recover. Quinta do Quetzal focuses on limited production of concentrated and top quality grapes in order to create a wine that expresses the character of its surroundings.

To complete Quinta do Quetzal, a new building with a restaurant, shop and art center was opened in 2016. The building is partly covered with schist slates. The center stands out but also seamlessly fits into its surroundings. The use of natural local flora on the estate completes the visitor’s experience of the natural habitat of the Alentejo region.

 

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

A FAMILY WINERY

Cees and Inge de Bruin are collectors and patrons of contemporary art. They, together with their family, have had a warm relationship with Portugal for over 40 years. Through Quinta do Quetzal they hope to share their passion for the Portuguese culture, nature, food and wine. Every year, in collaboration with their daughter, Aveline de Bruin, they create a new exhibition on the estate. Their private contemporary art collection is the starting point for each exhibition.

THE PEOPLE AT THE QUINTA

Our team splits into 3 departments:
Wine Cellar, Restaurant and Wine Tourism.

Wine Cellar

Reto Jörg

Reto Jörg
General Manager

José Portela

José Portela
Permanent Winemaker

Rui Reguinga

Rui Reguinga
Consulting Winemaker

Carla Caramba

Carla Caramba
Sales

Andreia Louro

Andreia Louro
Finance

Ricardo

Ricardo Leal
Wineman

Francisco Rebolo

Francisco Rebolo
Tractor Driver

Adelaide Leal

Adelaide Leal
Agriculture Worker

Francisco Lameira

Francisco Lameira
Gardener

Conceição Tomé

Conceição Tomé
Agriculture Worker

 

RESTAURANT

 

João Mourato

João Mourato
Permanent Chef

Pedro Mendes

Pedro Mendes
Consulting Chef

Carolina Estorninho

Carolina Estorninho
Sous-Chef

Rui Gonçalves

Rui Gonçalves
Cook

Soraia Marques

Soraia Marques
Cook

Pedro Bonito

Pedro Bonito
Host

 

WINE TOURISM

 

Rita Amado

Rita Amado
Recepcionist / Tour Guide

Isabel Carrinho

Isabel Carrinho
Recepcionist / Tour Guide