Casa Relvas Winery
São Miguel de Machede, Portugal.
Casa Agrícola Alexandre Relvas is a family project that began in 1997 and already has the dedication of two generations. The company manages 350 hectares of vineyard and produces 6 million bottles per year, 70% of which are exported to more than 30 countries.
In the last 10 years, our wines have won more than 300 gold medals in international competitions and have received the highest scores throughout specialized press (Decanter, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine and Spirits).
Through wine, we promote the discovery of Alentejo’s most genuine cultural manifestations, a journey that meets at the same time authentic traditions & contemporary experiences.
THE TERROIR AND GROWING REGIONS OF CASA RELVAS
Three genuine terroir: “Herdade de São Miguel” and “Herdade da Pimenta” in São Miguel de Machede, Redondo, and “Herdade dos Pisões”, in Vidigueira.
HERDADE DE SÃO MIGUEL
Located in Redondo, the 35ha of vines were planted in clay and schist soils and surrounded by a montado forest. In Herdade de São Miguel the main varieties planted are the Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, Aragonez, and Touriga Nacional.
The Herdade de São Miguel winery was built in 2003 with the capacity to transform 500 tons of grapes, and is still in time for the first harvest at Casa Relvas. Special Terroir, where the Alentejo sun perfectly matches the soils and produces very characteristic grapes, producing robust and vigorous wines, without losing freshness.
HERDADE DA PIMENTA
Located on the plains of Évora, bordering with the village of São Miguel de Machede and with Ribeira da Pardiela, Herdade da Pimenta it´s an estate with 150 ha that belongs to the Relvas family since 2001.
In this estate of mostly granite soils, 60 ha of vineyards were planted in 2002, the remaining area is composed of 90 hectares of forest.
The main red grape varieties are Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca and white are Arinto, Viognier and Antão Vaz.
Sustainability & Community
The Relvas family grew up on the land. It is the land that inspires us and we want to pass this on to future generations. This is why sustainability is present in our day-to-day life at Casa Relvas. We are proud to be a pioneer of the Alentejo Wine Sustainability Program and one of its top scorers (3.8 / 4). There is great importance of sustainability in every dimension: social, environmental, and financial. This engagement with the community extends to our support to social causes and local organizations, such as Suão for local children and communities in São Miguel de Machede, where the main winery is located, and in Cascais, where our offices are located, supporting Cadin (www.cadin.net) and the “Cozinha com Alma” project (www.cozinhacomalma.com) & (www.suao.pt) for more information.
Over time, the Relvas family has grown and our horizons widened. After two decades at Casa Relvas, we now have two generations dedicated to the management of around 750 hectares of forests, 250 hectares of olive groves, and 350 hectares of vineyards as a 100% integrated production system.
CERTIFICATION: Eco Sustainable, Vegan, 90% Organic, BioDynamic.
Sustainability Video at Casa Relvas below, or click the logo to find out more info on Casa Relvas.