Quinta da Raza Vineyards Collection
A “Quinta” that produces wine can include one or more vineyards, contain one or more grape varieties and produce several types of wine. The name of each vineyard is unique and often link...
Bâtonnage, resuspension of wine lees
Much has been discussed over the years about bâtonnage, its effects on wine, its advantages and disadvantages. When a producer presents a wine in which he has applied this technique, he us...
The Vinhão grape variety
A variety of Minho origin, Vinhão is also known as “Negrão”, “Negrão Pé de Perdiz”, “Espadeiro Preto”, “Tinto da Parada”, “Pinta Fêmea”, among other synonyms. It lat...
Phenological Stages of Vine G and H - Bunches and Flower Separated Buds
The vine goes through several vegetative stages during its annual cycle. We are now in phases G and H, Bunches and Flower Separated Buds, these phases precede flowering and are characterized...
Wine Tourism, Wines
WINE TOURISM at QUINTA DA RAZA
At Quinta da Raza we support a broader version of wine tourism, including as the displacement or travel to wine regions to know the production of wine in its various aspects, from grape vari...
“SAUD’ARTE”- A Social Inclusion Project
"SAUD'ARTE" is a partnership between Quinta da Raza and Teque - Associação Cultural Artística de Celorico de Basto. In this social project, in which artistic creativity is encourag...
Vine pruning, an art to master!
Legend has it that a former winemaker, rather negligent, once let his donkey graze in his vineyards and eat some branches of his vines.
Tasting, blending and having fun
What is a wine blend? Blending is a specificity of many Portuguese wines. It is a technique that wine producers perform before bottling and it is for some an art by itself.
Autumn at Quinta da Raza
After the harvest, when autumn sets in at Quinta da Raza, work begins to prepare the next harvest. The care that we will give to the vines during the cold months of the year is essential...
The harvest at Quinta da Raza
For producers, to harvest the grapes is far from an easy task, it is necessary to wait for the right moment to do it and only then do it well.
What wines to drink in summer?
Summer calls for light wines, versatile and served chilled. At this time of year, most of us are in the mood to relax, to enjoy a good glass of wine, some snacks and a good dose of sun... a...
The grape variety Arinto
The Arinto variety is, according to the Viticulture Commission of the Vinhos Verdes Region, “grown practically throughout the region under the name of 'Pedernã”, and it reaches “i...
The grape variety Gouveio
The Gouveio variety, better known in Minho as Godelho, is an authorized variety for the Vinho Verde Region, but its planting is limited to a few dozen vines.
The Padeiro grape variety in Basto Region
If there is one thing that Portugal does not lack it is imagination to name the wide variety of grapes that exist in the country, one of these varieties is “Padeiro”.
The Basto Sub-region
The Basto Sub-region is the innermost of the Vinho Verde Region. The wines produced here are, for many years, recognized as quality wines due to the characteristics of the terroir.
Grape variety – Alvarinho
Alvarinho is a typical Portuguese white variety, one of the most notable and considered by many to be the best in Portugal.
Grape variety – Azal
The Azal variety is a quality variety grown in the Vinho Verde region. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was the main variety used for the production of white wine in the region.
PET NAT - The ancestral method
Pet Nat is an increasingly popular wine. And for a good reason! Forget everything you've heard about sparkling wines, a new generation of sparkling wines is coming, full of freshness, da...
Winter Whites - Going against tradition
It might be cold and rainy, the days might be short, but you should not be afraid to drink white wine in the winter. Many drinkers turn to red wine when the weather turns cool. But there are...
The grapevine’s annual lifecycle
The year has twelve months, but only for about eight months we can see some activity on the vine.
The harvest at Quinta da Raza
When we start a new viticultural year, we can never guess the date of the harvest, it generally takes place from August to October depending on the year and on the grape variety. It is deter...
Perfect wines for summer!
Summer is the time for garden parties, picnics and days at the beach, while enjoying light and refreshing wines.
Summer Veraison - “O PINTOR”
“Pintor” (the Painter), the Portuguese word for “Veraison”, is a French viticulture term meaning the start of ripening. This stage is characterized by the change in colour of the gra...
Rosé wine - How it is produced?
How is it made? Colored white wine? White and red grapes? Red grapes exclusively? The rosé wines from Quinta da Raza are made exclusively from red grapes. To develop them, we selected the ...
Pairing Wine with Food
One of the key principles behind the best pairing is to understand both the food you are serving and the wine, by analysing their basic components in order to enhance your dining experience....
How to taste wine
Tasting a wine can be a bit daunting. Which method to choose? How to hold a glass of wine? What are the stages of tasting?
Plantation of "Raza de Baixo" new vineyard
A new cycle will begin at "Raza de Baixo" vineyard. The decision to plant a vineyard is a serious one, requiring study, planning, financial resources, dedication and the desire to get muddy!
The Pruning! One of the most important operations of the production of grapes
Known as one of the most important cultural operations in the vineyard, pruning is the task that regulates vegetative growth and fruit production. At Quinta da Raza, pruning is a moment of ...
"Bordalesa" style Lamprey - An excellence traditional dish from the gastronomy of the Minho Region
The Minho region is known for its centenary old fishing tradition. These days, and in the coming weeks, it is the Lamprey that falls most in fishermen's nets. Join some friends at the ta...
How we have approached 2020
At Quinta da Raza we don't sit back in times of adversity! In fact, with more than 250 years of tradition and five generations of producing wine we have resilience and perseverance as an...
World Wine Tourism Day at Quinta da Raza
World Wine Tourism Day was established in 2009 by RECEVIN- European Wine Cities Network and it is held annually on the second sunday of November. This year it is celebrated on November 8th. ...
2020: The harvest exceeds expectations
The Quinta took on a new life. The vineyards, full of grapes, were ready to be harvested. The transformation process began with a mixture of magic, a feeling of togetherness and joint happin...
We present wine tourism experiences and our wines from the Vinho Verde Region in Sweden
Quinta Da Raza are happy to announce that our winery was recently published in the winetourism.com website. We are happy to work closely with them as they are the rapidly growing listing sit...
Harvest 2020 - What can we expect from the Vinho Verde wines?
We are at the highlight of the year at Quinta da Raza, harvesting the fruit resulting from long months of work and dedication. Certainly, everyone is curious about what to expect from the 20...
A memorable summer in the Basto region - Find out what you can do
Like never before, going on holidays in Portugal is the perfect option for some unforgettable relaxation! And the Celorico de Basto region has a wealth of landscapes, flavours and traditions...
Which Vinho Verde wines pair with fish and seafood?
If there is a season where fish and shellfish gain even more relevance, it is in the summer! And Vinho Verde wine fits like a glove in the freshest menus of this season. Here is a careful se...
The Vinho Verde wines which match with summer
With the summer coming, our palate appeals to new sensations! And with temperatures rising, there is the opportunity to enjoy the best of the season. Quinta da Raza leaves you some suggestio...
How did Portuguese wines adapt to this new world context?
There is no sector that, in any way, has remained indifferent to this global pandemic. With several countries suffering severe damage to the economy and with the need for lockdown in order t...
Do you want to be the author of the label of a special edition of Quinta da Raza?
Show your creativity and sign the special edition of the new wine “Petillant Naturel” from Quinta da Raza. Enter the competition until April 30, 2020.
Varietal or blend wine - Find out the main differences
If you have a particular taste for wines, the terms blend and varietal will not be foreign to you at all. However, the distinction between these nomenclatures and their particularities is no...
The ideal Portuguese wines for Valentine's Day
Nobody can ignore love in February! In the most romantic month of the year, passion hangs in the air and brings the desire to surprise your better half. And nothing better to grow the flame ...
Codfish with all
In this Christmas recipe, which represents the typical Portuguese Christmas, we join with this dish the intensity, sharing and the familiar flavour that our Avesso / Alvarinho wine so well s...
Spaghetti with prawns
This is a dish that joins the wine and the sea. For the autumn days we bring some summer, in a more complex and cozy dish. Our Avesso wine, which is like saying “the opposite of what it sh...