We can say a vineyard is thriving. That it is highly productive. That it is new, old, that it has a terroir that gives it unique characteristics, or we can summarise by saying: Falua has one of the most beautiful vineyards in Portugal
Winding through hills and valleys, the Tagus River divides our country between north and south. From mild and rainy weather to the heat of the boundless Alentejo plains. This river leads to the world, as stated the great and immortal poet Fernando Pessoa, and this river also brings water to quench the thirst of the soils and help our vineyards drink the nutrients they need to give us exceptional vintages.
The different Terroirs found in the Tagus Region make it very rich, producing extremely diverse and high quality wines.
The Tagus River spans the entire region and has great impact on the soil and climate conditions, dividing it into three very different zones: Bairro – located on the right bank of the Tagus, west of Campo/Lezíria . These soils are essentially clay-limestone. Campo/Lezíria – Plains along both banks of the Tagus River. These alluvial soils are quite fertile. Charneca – located on the left bank of the Tagus River, immediately following Campo/Lezíria. These are poorer soils, essentially comprised of sand and gravel. This is a drier area that normally reaches high temperatures.
Most of Falua’s vineyards are located in Charneca, with the remainder located in Campo/Lezíria.
Convento da Serra vineyard
Pardon our exaggeration and lack of modesty, but this is undeniably the most beautiful vineyard in Portugal. Located in the Charneca sub-region, this vineyard is sprinkled with pebbles from the Tagus, dragged here by the impetuous water of the river, when it leaves its bed and decides to explore new paths.
This 40-hectare Falua vineyard is just one of those that produce grapes for our wines.
Its old vines, which are more than 30 years old, produce grapes of great quality:
White Varieties: Fernão Pires; Arinto, Chardonnay, Trincadeira das Pratas and Tália
Red Varieties: Castelão, Aragonês, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trincadeira
“Casal das figueiras” vineyard
This vineyard measures 25 hectares and is located in the Campo/Lezíria region. It is more than 20 years old and produces grapes of the following varieties:
Red: Castelão, Trincadeira, Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.