Casa de Vila Verde

Concept and history

Located in the demarcated region of the Vinho Verde, in the heart of the Sousa valley, Casa de Vila Verde is one of the oldest manor houses in the region.

It has been owned by the same family ever since: the Pinto de Mesquita. Although the date of its construction is unknown, the existence of a medieval tower suggests the probability of being built in the 12th or 13th century; the Casa of Vila Verde has also been referred to during the Reign of D. Manuel I (1469 - 1521).

The harmony evidenced in its façade as well as its size have both turned the Casa de Vila Verde into a noteworthy building and garnered it the classification of "Real Property of Public Interest" by the Portuguese State.

The Casa de Vila Verde is embraced by an area of 100 hectares dedicated to agriculture and it presents a long running tradition in producing Vinho Verde as documented since the 17th century.

Nowadays, the new generation took over the management of the Estate and its 70 hectares of Vineyards dedicated to the production of Vinho Verde where the most advanced technology is combined with its long running tradition.