Quinta Vale D. Maria - Viver o Douro
Founded in 1996 by winemaker and charismatic storyteller Cristiano van Zeller, Quinta Vale D. Maria is one of the Douro’s most prestigious producers. One of the founders of the Douro Boys, Quinta Vale D. Maria was a pioneer in combining traditional techniques with modern winemaking practices, while communicating and promoting the Douro region worldwide.
The Quinta is located on the hills of the Cima Corgo, alongside the Torto river, and its origins date back to 1868. Each wine created at Quinta Vale D. Maria tells a story, reflecting the uniqueness of each individual plot. Full respect for this unique terroir has been critical to reveal the diversity of indigenous grape varieties and the magic behind field blends. The result is a bouquet of long-lasting wines, widely recognized by its authenticity and elegance.
Today Quinta Vale D. Maria is part of Aveleda, which belongs to the Guedes family. Its roots have been expanded to the Douro Superior, where at Quinta Vale do Sabor it has found the ideal terroir to create wines that show the virtuous capacity to produce deep-fruit and mineral style wines, in the least known sub-region of the Douro.
A story to follow, through a true taste of the Douro.
DOC Douro Wines
Sharing Quinta Vale D. Maria wines is to tell the Douro in its fullness, to live its essence through an exclusive range, whose identity reflects the emotion and detail with which each wine is created. Unique wines that tell a story.read more
At Quinta Vale D. Maria Port wines are made in a traditional way, with foot treading in granite lagares. All Ports are produced with the same care and dedication, in order to create the highest quality wines.read more
Quinta Vale D. Maria
Our philosophy is based on a passion
Our philosophy is based on a passion, shrouded in details, the result of special attention and dedication, from the manual selection of the best berries, to the application of traditional winemaking methods, to the care in obtaining the best french oak barrels, to the investment and enhancement sustainable viticulture.
Each bottling is a unique moment and each Quinta Vale D. Maria wine reflects the intrinsic characteristics of its terroir.explore
We believe that consistency in quality involves sustainable viticulture.
Thus, mechanization continues to be an exception at Quinta Vale D. Maria during the harvest. The grapes are hand-picked and foot trodden, for about three days, in the property’s traditional granite lagares.explore
"Elegance is the art of not being noticed, combined with the subtle care of being distinguished"Paul Valéry
When we try to define Quinta Vale D. Maria wines, diversity, complexity and elegance are the guiding principles of all our creations.
Vale D. Maria Douro Superior
The Vale D. Maria Douro Superior has a brilliant and lively ruby color. The typical red fruits of the Superior Douro are incredibly present on the nose, where the aromas of blackberries, strawberries and black cherries stand out, making this wine very complex and intenseread more
Vale D. Maria Vinhas do Sabor Branco
Vale D. Maria Vinhas do Sabor Branco 2019 stands out for its great freshness and elegance. In this wine, the fruity and fresh character of the grape varieties is preserved. With a woody profile, very well integrated, this wine seduces by its mouth-wrap.read more
Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha da Francisca
Wines such as Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha Francisca demonstrate that the Douro is capable of producing wines of exceptional freshness, maintaining body, balance, elegance and intense aromas.read more