Our wines talk about our land.
Nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is one of the region’s oldest and most emblematic estates.
The 120-hectare estate, occupies a 1.5 km stretch of land along the right bank of the Douro River including a 85-hectare continuous vineyard, located within the UNESCO world heritage site. Owned by the Portuguese Royal Family until 1725, Quinta Nova became a “new estate” when two estates were combined into one. During the 18th and 19th centuries, several Portuguese families lived here, giving life to the vineyard and wines, the fruit orchards, the 1765 chapel, the watermill next to the old olive grove, and the stream that runs through the farm, which is of great value in this important moment of agriculture in the Douro region.
The name “Nossa Senhora do Carmo” dates back to the 17th century, when a small chapel was built on the bank of the Douro River to protect sailors who transported barrels of Port Wine in small rabelo boats along a particularly treacherous stretch of the river. The estate gained a new lease of life in 1999, when it was acquired by the Amorim family, thereby strengthening the family’s historic relationship with the world of wine.
In 2020, Amorim is celebrating the 150th anniversary of a business that originally began with the production of cork stoppers for Port Wine Cellars, in Vila Nova de Gaia.