Adega de Colares

Adega Regional de Colares

Since 1931The oldest cooperative cellar in Portugal!

Since 1931, the main purpose of this cooperative is to perform, by the appropriate means and techniques, the vinification of grapes from the farms of its members, thus performing an important social function, concerning the agricultural sector of the municipality of Sintra. The winery is very close to the associates by providing technical assistance to the wine growers and support to their activity. With such an ancient tradition and remarkable typicity, vineyards and wines of the Colares region are a true living museum and an ex-libris of the same. Their problems and their survival transcend the mere scope of the economy and become a cultural issue. Our main goal is the protection and preservation of the Colares Wine Culture.

Since 1931The oldest cooperative cellar in Portugal!

We understand the importance of protecting and preserving the Colares wine culture, its unique varieties and original viticulture methods. The ARColares philosophy rests on the imperative to ‘respect the Colares terroir’ and continue the tradition of our ancestors.

We produce temperamental wine from the Old World! Rediscover Colares!

ExploreOur History

Adega Regional de Colares
1931
FoundationThe cooperative winery at Colares (Adega Regional de Colares) was founded in 1931. It congregates today more than 50% of the total production and over 90% of the winegrowers of Colares the Region. Its beautiful building dates back to the beginning of 20th century, with an imposing interior, housing wooden barrels, casks and vats totaling more than I million liters' capacity It is the maturing and aging place "par excellence" for the wines of this appellation. The cooperative winery has always been regarded as a national ex libris, being the scenery of important cultural events.

DiscoverThe Team

In homage to the teams of the past, who have taken care of this heritage to this day, we present the team of the present, heir to the tradition and philosophy of this emblematic house of Portugal’s wine culture.

Winegrowers:

The most important perpetuators of the heroic viticulture of Colares. They are: Ana Lídia Viana, António Paulo da Silva, Iria Clemente, Filipe Chiolas, João e José Corvo, Joaquim Clemente, José Fonseca Franco, José Sequeira, José Neves Vicente, José Vicente Paulo, Rui Estevão, Soc. Agric. Casal da Carrasqueira, Cenintel (Escola Profissional B. Vasconcelos).

Executive Director: José Vicente Paulo

Winemakers: Francisco Figueiredo (chief) and Sofia Caldeira (assistant)

Wine Tourism: Sofia Caldeira

Administrative manager and wineshop support: Margarida Silva

Local Sales Management: Armando Oliveira

Cellar hand: Rosa Correia

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