Quinta da Pedra Alta is located in Soutelinho-Favaios near Alijó in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley above the Pinhão River. The property has a long history dating back to at least the late 18th century and contains 3 of the granite markers (Feitoria) that were put in place for the demarcation of the Port region (1758 to 1761). They are the only single Quinta with 3 of these Feitoria and the area has always produced grapes for high quality ports.
Pedra Alta was purchased just ahead of the 2018 harvest by the new owners who have the intention of helping their winemaker, João Pires, realise the full potential of this amazing piece of land.
The 35 ha of vineyards sit between 230 and 550 metres above the sea level and are planted on different faces of the hills. This combination of variation of altitude and exposure to the sun helps to give perfect balance and complexity in our wines. On the terraces you will find vines which are more than 40 years old, alongside more recent plantings. They grow only indigenous and traditional Douro grapes that are blended to produce our range of still wines and ports.
Pedra No 03 is a fresh, elegant, versatile White Port, made from a blend of premium white grapes (Rabigato, Gouveio and Viosinho) from our highest vineyards. Serve chilled as an aperitif; or as Portugal’s answer to the G & T with tonic water, a slice of orange and a sprig of mint. This Quinta da Pedra Alta white port is quite sweet and slightly orangey and makes a refreshing long drink; or as an alternative to gin in a cocktail.