The wine region of Portalegre is situated in the northern part of Alentejo.
The vineyards lay on slight slopes and go through intense solar exposition, they are set at an altitude of 400 to 550 meters. The soils are a mixture of granite, stone, clay and some slate. The microclimate in this area, Serra de São Mamede, with its rainy, humid winters and high temperatures in the summer, creates exceptional conditions for the vines.
The Property has a total of 22 hectares of vineyard. In 1987, 10 hectares of red vines and 2 hectares of white vines were planted. The varieties for the red wine are Trincadeira, Aragonês (Tempranillo in Spain), Alicante Bouschet and Moreto. The Varieties for the white wine are Fernão Pires, Alva (nationally known as Roupeiro), Arinto and Trincadeira das Pratas. In 2000 another 10 hectares were planted, with the varieties Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet and Touriga Nacional.
For maximum quality of the vines, we count on the help of special- ized technicians, the cutting of grapes and leaves, and manual grape picking are some of the techniques used by “Monte da Penha”. The grapes are picked at optimum maturity and it is at this time that everyone comes together and helps: family, friends, and workers.