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Filipe Caldas de Vasconcellos “Morgado do Quintão is a large family estate restored in the early 1800s, located between Silves, Monchique and Lagoa, in the Algarve, Portugal. Founded in 1810 by the Count of Silves and still in the possession of his descendants. It is a family story in which the passion for the countryside, gastronomy and artistic creation merges with the love for local heritage, beauty and conservation.
It came to us in 2017 through our mother Teresa Pereira Caldas de Vasconcellos (1941-2017), a contemporary artist and university professor who, through her creative exploration, perfected a deep connection to the land. During the previous 200 years, Morgado do Quintão has passed through the hands of more than four generations, each of which has left its unique mark on the property and paved the way for the next.
In addition to the vineyards, olive groves and almond groves on our property, we also open our gates to people from all over the world to stay in our old whitewashed houses typical of the Algarve.
The property’s vineyards are some of the oldest in the Algarve and it is from there that our award-winning wines are born, created in partnership with winemaker Joana Maçanita. Our wines are in the Algarve, Lisbon, London, Paris and New York and take the knowledge and flavours of the Algarve far and wide. Our winemaking is deeply rooted in our attempt to showcase the richness of the Algarve’s terroir, marking its identity in the production of some of the region’s most appreciated wines.
Located in the south of Portugal (Algarve), 5 minutes from the beautiful and typical Silves and Lagoa, 10 minutes from some of the best beaches in the world (Marinha and Albandeira) the property is surrounded by vineyards, ancient olive trees, fig trees, carob trees and plum trees, on a biological basis and has a vegetable garden and hen house. Here we defend a way of being more connected to nature and invite reflection, despite being so close to everything that the Algarve has to offer.
Monocle, Daily Telegraph, The Times, as well as several national media, have made reference to Morgado do Quintão.