Quinta da Calabria
Quinta de Calabria
The city of Calabria is said to have been founded by Trajan or Theodosius. It was a bishopric during the Visigothic Empire and under the rule of the Suevians. It is said, though without any documental proof, that it was sacked during Saracen invasions, and all that is left to be seen are the remains of the castle walls, below which the Quinta de Calabria is located.
From the top of the hill there is a beautiful view of São Cibrão with the Douro below. In this rugged and historic region are produced the best and most famous wines in Portugal, including the wines and also the oil from this Quinta.
From the 50 hectares of this Quinta, roughly 14 correspond to vineyards, entirely exposed to the South and West, which were planted in the eighties with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varietals, at a height of between 175 metres and 280 metres. In addition, there are 10 hectares of olive groves and 21 hectares of almond groves.