The vines grow at altitudes of between 380 m and 600 m, grape varieties being distributed according to the kind of ripening desired. For white wines we favour a balance of acidity and alcohol content, so white grapes are grown at higher altitude. This results in wines that are fresher, more aromatic, and in particular more balanced. For red wines, as the grapes take longer to ripen, requiring more warmth for better development of the phenolic compounds, the grapes are grown at lower altitudes, which aids this form of ripening.
The red grape varieties we use are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela and Sousão.
The main white varieties we favour are Viosinho, Rabigato, Gouveio, Alvarinho and Verdelho da Madeira.