About 1864 Quinta de Santa Eufemia becomes bigger by Bernardo Rodrigues de Carvalho – the patriarch of a traditional Douro family – increases the area of vines and begins the production and sale of Port wines. He was known by produce great Douro and Port Wines. His passion of making Douro Wine and Port Wine was passed down from generation to generation.
Nowadays Quinta de Santa Eufemia belongs to the 4th generation – seven brothers – BRC great-grandchildren. Between them Bernardo and Alzira since 1994 have assumed the commitment of the management of Quinta.
Bernardo is responsible for marketing and advertising. Alzira maintains the ancestral knowledge of vinification and aging of the fabulous wines of Quinta de Santa Eufemia, allied to the most modern technologies.
In 1992 we were able to sell under our own brand. Within the 50 hectares of field blends (of 20+ varietals) that are designated to the production of port wines, we cultivate varietals that are nearing extinction in Portugal. In addition to the preservation of these grapes and more, the Carvalho Family have also identified sub-plots within their vineyards, each known to produce specific colors, aromatics and structure, so that each sub-plot can be designated to a specific Tawny port
It is important to note that Ports that bear a name with Quinta on the bottle only source their grapes/wine from that estate.
|PRODUCER||Quinta Santa Eufemia|
|FOUNDED||Since 1864 under Carvalho family. In 1994 Bernardo and Alzira assumed the commitment of the management|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||123 acres|