Calcada Wine Estates is a medium-size winery with its founding vineyards going back to 1917. The Estate explores over 70 hectares of vineyards and is located in the Vinho Verde demarcated region of Amarante. Best known for producing quality White and Rose Vinho Verde wines, the winery has completed a new wine-making center with an increased winemaking capacity to serve the newly planted vineyards. It is equipped with the most advanced technology for the production of Vinhos Verdes and sparkling wines while keeping the traditional production methods that characterize its origins. Calcada Wine Estates also owns a farm in the demarcated region of Douro, UNESCO World Heritage. All wines are produced to standards of Portuguese Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, which follows the guidelines defined by the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC).
Owners Oscar Quevedo and Beatriz Morais Quevedo both come from families with a long and rich history of growing grapes and making Port wine in the Douro Valley of Portugal. During the 80′s, they increased the production area and at the beginning of the 90′s they built the winery that is currently the headquarters of Quevedo. They have two kids, Cláudia and Oscar both working in the family business – Oscar Jr. works on the Sales and Marketing side Claudia was the winemaker from 1999-2013 until Teresa Baptista took the reigns. While the winery started and is most known for their port, in 2010 they came out with a line called “Oscar’s Douro” wine that are everyday drinkers at affordable price points that remain honest and true to their Estate.