Herdade do Monte da Ribeira

The Herdade is located in the parish of Pedrogão, belonging to the municipality of Vidigueira and next to the village of Marmelar. Very close to the Alqueva reservoir, the estate covers an area of ​​around 1,100 hectares, most of which is located on the southern slopes of the Serra do Mendro and is made up of Mediterranean forest, with various species of native trees, most notably the cork oak, Zambujeiro, Azinheira and Medronheiro.

Herdade do Monte da Ribeira dates back to 8/4/1958, being acquired in 1986 by the industrialist Victor Carmona e Costa who, in the following 15 years, not only completely renovated the Herdade, but also implemented the entire current productive agricultural structure and wine cellar.

The 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 its headquarters and facilities in Lisbon is dedicated to supporting contemporary art in Portugal and Casa Agrícola HMR SA is one of its founding assets.

The Herdade's first vineyard was planted in 1989 and the first harvest in 1992 and marketed under the Vidigueira brand. Later the Pousio and Quatro Caminhos brands were added and recently the Marmelar brand. In addition to it's wines, the Herdade sells high quality extra virgin olive oils ( “Pousio ” and “Pousio Premium ”), as well as an olive oil made from more mature olives from traditional olive groves (“Pousio Clássico”), being excellent for cooking and seasoning.


(n.d.). About. Pousio HMR

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