Quinta de Covela straddles the rugged terrain where two of Portugal’s best-known wine-producing regions now meet. Downstream, rugged granite marks the landscape of the Vinho Verde region. Upriver, the hot, slate-layered earth is what gives Port wine its heart and soul.
The estate dates to the 1500s, but has undergone several re-births – the most recent of which was in 2011 when the current owners rebuilt the estate’s old team, including long time winemaker Rui Cunha. The estate has a unique micro climate almost Mediterranean in its feel. This is ideal terrain for the local Avesso and Touriga Nacional grapes which are the cornerstone of production at Covela.
Since the 1980s Covela wines, all assemblages of Portuguese and international grape varieties, have been synonymous with innovation, quality and individuality.