Adega do Cartaxo
- Cartaxo (ZIP Code 365-2 2070-220 )
- +351 243 770 987
The winery Adega do Cartaxo is located in the Tejo region and the predominant red grape varieties are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Castelão, Trincadeira, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and others like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The following grape varieties are used for white wine: Fernão Pires, Tália and Boal de Alicante. Newer varieties are Alvarinho, Verdelho, Arinto, Moscatel Graúdo, Sauvignon Blanc and Viosinho. Thanks to its unique wines, the [] has won many international prizes and is also very popular outside Portugal.
Founded in 1954 by a group of 22 partners, Adega Cooperativa do Cartaxo is rooted in a region with a strong wine-growing tradition where historical references to the practice date back to before the tenth century. Until 1974, Adega was based at the facilities of the former Junta Nacional do Vinho (currently the IVV, or the Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho). Since then, it has operated out of its current facilities, always investing in ways of strengthening its human and technological resources to improve the quality of its wine.
Located in the heart of Portugal, the wine-growing region of Tejo is made up of six sub-regions, one of which is Cartaxo. Covering all of the municipalities of Azambuja and Cartaxo, Tejo has long been recognised as one of the country’s most important wine-growing regions.
Situated on the north bank of the Tagus river, the municipality of Cartaxo is a land of contrasts where the rural and the urban come together to create a place marked by customs and principles. The colourful landscape is one in which the varied patchwork of sown fields creates a pleasant and tranquil setting. Surrounded by pretty towns and villages, the Cartaxo region offers visitors a enjoyable trip through the Ribatejo area, where the vines that help to make the renowned wines of Cartaxo grow in abundance.
To discover this municipality through its eight parishes is to follow a fascinating wine route and encounter the culture and daily lives of a hospitable people who are proud of the richness of their customs, traditions, popular festivals, folklore, food and traditional bullfights.
The municipality of Cartaxo can be discovered by following two different routes, the campo route and the bairro route. Taken together, these routes make for a pleasant and unforgettable stay.