Located in Numão, a prime winemaking region, all the vineyards are planted with the finest varieties of vines. Quinta de Vale de Cavalos was purchased in 1988 and boasts approximately 51 hectares of land under vines, divided in three lots: Ribeira Teja, Catapereiro, Tanque and Zoc.

The rolling land requires no supporting walls, which makes working the vineyards that much easier. Ribeira Teja’s proximity to a reservoir created by a recently-built dam, together with a sophisticated drip irrigation system, are essential to overcoming the effects of the frequent droughts the region that suffers from the lowest annual rainfall in Portugal.

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Learn about our Quinta das Quartas

Sep 15, 2018

Quinta das Quartas is the Poças winemaking centre. Planted with more than 2.5 ha of vines, this quinta is noted for its immense wine lodge where the firm’s Port Wine is aged. Up 25,000 hectolitres of wines are stored in wooden casks ranging in size from 267-Litre hogsheads to 88,000-Litre vats. Since 1996 the wines from all of Poças’ quintas have been made at this modern winery – a total of 1.1 million Litres of wine. The property also boasts a small museum where one can see the original granite treading tanks dating from 1873.

Manoel Poças Júnior was particularly fond of his first wine estate in the Douro. He visited the quinta almost every week, walking the last 700 metres on foot over rocky paths. Sadly his dream of one day being able to drive right up to the property never came true as the present road was only built much later.

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Poças 1918. Very Old Tawny Port

Nov 29, 2018
In the year of our centenary, we launched a Very Old Tawny Port, a symbolic moment that was a celebration and tribute to the region and to the founder of the company, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior.
The recently launched Poças 1918 arrived at Poças when the company’s founder, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, received Quinta das Quartas as payment for a debt. Among the estate received, there was a lot of Port Wines that was kept and is now between 90 and 100 years old.
We are now putting this wine on the market, 100 units only, in a bottle produced by Vista Alegre, inside a wooden box whose design was inspired by the old liqueur of our founder.
Poças 1918 has the fascinating complexity, texture and personality of very old Port wines, says our winemaker Jorge Pintão, also remembering the wine heritage of the region: “They are extraordinary wines that Douro managed to preserve, generation after generation, treasures stored and rarities I had the joy of tasting.” Some of them with brand names, others from anonymous farmers, these very old Port wines “are in our memory and embody intense affections, as with Poças 1918, in my case,” he adds. “It’s like keeping a family jewel,” he concludes.
See below the pictures of our “jewel”.

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New launch: Poças Branco da Ribeira 2017

Nov 15, 2018

Our greatest release of the year is the one of the new top-of-the-range Branco da Ribeira 2017, which has been awarded 93 points in its debut from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Critic Mark Squires describes our new white as follows:

What do you get by trading up here? Well, it has more oak, but the Arinto’s big acidity slices and dices the wood effortlessly. It is very clean. Showing a lot of bite on the finish and that fine acidity, this is precise, elegant and fairly intense. The finish is very long. In a tough year, this seems pretty miraculous. It has some upside potential too. It certainly is not done developing—which is a good and necessary thing to say about a young wine in this price range. It may even age better than anticipated. Overall, it is a pretty stunning debut”.

– Mark Squires, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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