Artikel der Marke Herdade do Monte da Ribeira
A Herdade is located in Pedrogão, Vidigueira municipality, at the village of Marmelar, about 17 km east of Vidigueira. It is very close to the Alqueva reservoir, in a straight line about 13 km.
Herdade do Monte da Ribeira was acquired in 1986 by the industrialist Victor Carmona e Costa who, in the following 15 years, not only completely reformed the estate, but also implemented the entire productive agricultural structure and wine cellar.
Herdade is owned by Casa Agrícola HMR SA, which is wholly owned by a foundation that bears the name of its two Founders, the Victor and Graça Carmona e Costa Foundation. The Foundation, with headquarters and own facilities in Lisbon, is dedicated to supporting contemporary art in Portugal and Casa Agrícola HMR SA is one of its foundational assets.
The first vineyard of Monte da Ribeira Estate was planted in 1989 and, in parallel, a winery was built for wine production. The first harvest, 1992, was marketed under the brand Vidigueira. Later the brands Pousio and Quatro Caminhos were added and, recently, the brand Marmelar.
In recent years the winery has been modernized and, for about 12 years now, the vineyard has been expanded and restructured, currently occupying 43 hectares.