The Meireles family founded Quinta da Lixa Sociedade Agrícola, Lda in 1986 to produce bulk wine from their family-owned vineyards around the small town of Vila da Lixa, near Porto. It wasn’t long before the family realized that the quality of the wines deserved estate bottling, and that this necessitated a new winery facility, so in 1994 a new state-of-the-art winery was built. In the late 1990s, the family expanded their vineyard holdings and founded several more wineries, and today the company comprises Quinta da Lixa, Quinta de Sanguinhedo, Quinta dos Lagareiros, Quinta da Corredoura, Quinta de Souto and Quinta Nova. They recently opened Monverde – Wine Experience Hotel in Quinta de Sanguinhedo, surrounded by 22ha of vineyards, a charming hotel perfectly integrated in the surrounding vines.
Many of their bright, refreshing wines are available for sale in the U.S. through their importer Wine-in-Motion.