The Quinta do Bom Retiro exists in a unique setting in the world, the Douro.
Extended in the 18th century by Luís Beleza de Andrade, one of the founders of the Pombaline Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro, and bought in 1919 by Casa Ramos Pinto, this Quinta is one of the oldest and most typical in the region, still conserving the uniqueness of its original architecture, as well as the beauty and wealth of its landscape.
From the time it was acquired and up to the present day it is one of the privileged sites to receive guests.
Surrounded by traditional vines, the Quinta do Bom Retiro lies in the heart of a sumptuous garden built many decades ago, with a swimming pool which is one of the oldest in the Douro and fruit and exotic trees brought from different corners of the world.
Wine producing characteristics
The Quinta do Bom Retiro is located in the Douro region, sub-region of Cima Corgo, in the parish of Valença do Douro, Pinhão, and it is washed by the waters of the river Torto. It occupies a total surface area of 110 ha, which vary between an altitude of 110 and 400 metres, 62 ha of which are covered by vines, with ages from 10-20 years 30%; 21-30 years 11%; 31-40 years 8%; 41-50 years 25%; >80 years 26%; more than 50% of Bom Retiro vines have more than 40 years old. The varieties produced here are exclusively red, and, in addition to the 40% mixture, 19% is Touriga Nacional, 16% is Tinta Barroca, 11% is Touriga Franca, 8% is Sousão and 6% is Tinta Roriz.
"109 ha, which vary between an altitude of 110 and 400 metres"