The dead of winter, after the holiday season, is when the quinta is "quiet". Our 2014 port, wine and olive oil are all resting for further evaluation. Ongoing work in the cellars continues, that never stops. The grapevines are dormant, pruning, burning vineyard debris and manually tilling the soil around the trunk are underway. The tourist season is very slow, a contrast from the intense "other" 9 months of the year. Days are short, leafless trees allow to see details usually covered up, green ground cover is a pleasant change from the usual brown. The mind is more reflective, yet plotting out strategy for 2015!
We are proud of our achievements in 2014, especially the prestigious Best of Wine Tourism for Wine Tourism Services www.greatwinecapitals.com, the Gold Medal for our Vintage 2011 at Vinidivio in Dijon, France www.foirededijon.com and the ongoing high ratings and impressive medals for our ports and red wines. There is always room for improvement.
This year we will be present at the following key tastings:
-Essencia do Vinho: Porto, Portugal 26 Feb 1 March www.essenciadovinhoporto.com/en/
-Prowein: Dusseldorf, Germany from March 15 to 17 www.prowein.com
-Vinitaly: Verona, Italy from March 22 to 25 www.vinitaly.com/EN
-Vinexpo: Bordeaux, France from June 14 to 18 www.bordeaux.vinexpo.com/en/
Please contact us to set up a visit and tasting if you attend. As always, we appreciate your preference for Quinta do Tedo.
Here are some winter photos from our property, a lovely time for breathing more deeply.