Age-old tradition and originality

The place

Elegant exuberance

Part of a hillside overlooking the city of Penafiel, the impeccably refurbished architectural complex of the estate includes a manor house, a cross and a chapel from the 17th century. The gardens and water fountains, the granite paths and walls, the vineyards and the biodiverse vegetation masses complete the charming and bucolic setting that characterises Quinta de Monforte.


Agricultural and religious

Belonging to the Martins family in the third half of the 17th century, the current Quinta de Monforte has a documented record from 1683, the year of construction of the chapel that one of the family’s bishops, António de S. Dionísio, had built there. Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the property, then called Quinta da Naia, was owned by some illustrious families in Portugal. With the arrival of Daniel Rocha in 2014, the estate benefited from extensive renovations and was renamed Quinta de Monforte, in recognition of the new owner’s affection for that strong granite mound at the gates of Penafiel.

The vines

Detail and sustainability

Installed on terraces supported by granite walls, the vineyards of the estate are organised in rows of vine bards with a height above that common for the region (2 metres) and tight compass (1 metre). This originality allows the creation of a vegetative wall that gets the most out of the sun and, consequently, more ventilated, better ripening grapes. In addition to the vineyard area (40 hectares), there are surrounding forest and bushes. The ecosystem services that these biodiversity spaces provide are complemented by sustainable viticulture and nature conservation practices. The varieties planted on the estate are mostly typical of the Vinhos Verdes region: Loureiro, Alvarinho, Vinhão, Azal, Padeiro de Basto and Fernão Pires.


Quinta de Monforte - Essence of Vinho Verde