A CENTURIES-OLD FARMING TRADITION
The history of this estate dates back to the end of the XIV century. Our Estate has been mentioned since 1,378 in the early days of Portugal’s Kingdom.
Much of “Herdade Paço do Conde” is located between the remains of an old Roman castle next to the Guadiana river and the ancient Roman city of “Vilares”.
Herdade Paço do Conde has been in the possession of the Castelo Branco family for more than three centuries. The origin of one of the oldest agricultural companies in the country, founded in 1928 under the name Sociedade Agrícola Paço do Conde, is ensured today with the management of the current owners, José António Ferrão Castelo Branco, Luís Miguel Ferrão Castelo Branco and Maria Luísa Castelo Branco Schmidt, the grandchildren of the founder.
The mother house was divided giving rise to several companies, of which the owners are partners. The three partners are owners of a set of distinct agricultural companies, which constitute the Paço do Conde Group, and are currently responsible for the exploration of about 4,000 hectares of agricultural area on the banks of the Guadiana River, South Alentejo, Southern Portugal.
In the 4,000 hectares of the estate, in addition to the production of wine grapes, such as olive trees, vines, wheat, barley, corn, onions, garlic, poppies, seeded and natural pastures for cattle and black mountain pig. The continuity of Agricultural Exploration and the development of Wine House and Mill are essential components of this project.
This passion for the land is shared in each bottle of wine and oil produced by Herdade Paço do Conde.
The Herdade Paço do Conde has belonged to the same family for more than three centuries. Today, the Castelo Branco brothers continue to manage the farm and develop the winery and olive oil mill, the PRIMARY PARTS of the company.
Herdade Paço do Conde’s mission continues its pursuit to lead the industry in the cultivation and creation of wine and olive oil, while offering its consumers a unique and innovative product of consistent and superior quality.
The Memory of our origins is a matter of honor, Herdade Paço do Conde is a family-controlled company dating back to five generations.
Of significant note and as part of the company’s rich historical heritage as the estate with more than 4000 ha.
Technological Innovation and a creative approach to the realities of the market guarantees a wine collection with notoriety.
The superior quality and consistency of wines has been recognized over the years in Portugal and beyond our borders in the most prestigious wine competitions.
At the Herdade the diversity is an everyday reality.
In addition to the 230 hectares of vines and the 1.900 hectares of olive groves, the Herdade enjoys the benefits of fields of wheat, sunflower, corn, orchards, as well as natural and sewn pastures.
All of our production adheres to the Integrated Production system, in accordance with the most rigorous EU environmental production laws.
Our environmentally-friendly philosophy, seen in every aspect of production, avoidS unnecessary use of fertilisers.
Diversity of species and cultivation enable the coexistence of traditional species of flora and fauna, a harmony which is reflected in the wines and olive oil of Herdade Paco do Conde.
Despite its familial nature, Herdade Paço do Conde project develops a highly demanding business and feds by a constant bet on innovation and on the recruitment of an experienced team. To guarantee our quality, we comply with a strict procedure manual that is certified with high quality standards.
Herdade Paço do Conde estate with a tradition of wine and olive oil making combined with a modern approach, is reflected in wines and olive oils that aimed at satisfying the keenest contemporary gourmet palate, while offering its consumers a unique and innovative experience evolving Wine, Olive Oil and Nature.
Selected from the finest grapes
Wine is born of the Earth. Every wine has its own personality.
Each terroir in herdade Paço do conde is a challenge. Each wine is the expression of a unique marriage of terroir, grape variety, blend and vintage, inspired by the knowledge of generations.