Quinta (viticulture)

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In the Portuguese-speaking world, Quinta is a term for a mostly traditional farm. The best known internationally are the quintas, who cultivate wine in Portugal . This means that the quintas function as the Portuguese name for winery , chateau , domaine or tenuta, which are used for wine-growing operations.

As a Single Quinta one is port wine called, whose grapes came from a single operation.

In Germany, the term quinta is used to describe the port wine producers' wineries in the Douro Valley. Well-known wineries are Quinta do Noval, Quinta da Roriz, Quinta de la Rosa, Quinta de Santa Eufemia, Quinta do Vale Dona Maria, Quinta de Ventozelo or Quinta de Vesúvio. They are mostly located in the Alto Douro , the oldest protected wine region in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001 .


  • Richard Mayson: Port and the Douro . 1st edition. Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84000-943-9 .

Individual evidence

  1. Hans-Joachim Rose (arrangement), Ralf Frenzel (ed.): Kitchen Bible. Encyclopedia of Culinary Studies. Tre Torri, Wiesbaden 2007, p. 726 ISBN 978-3-937963-41-9 .