Wine, Cork & Agriculture
Quality and character of the wines, blending tradition, innovation, and dedication to the art and science of winemaking.
Located in the village of Arraiolos, one hour away from Lisbon, Monte da Ravasqueira has maintained a three-generation link to the José de Mello family since 1943.
The vast area of typical Alentejo landscape and the unique geological and climatic conditions found here led José Manuel de Mello to believe that Monte da Ravasqueira had everything to be a producer of high-quality wines.
The dream began to take shape in 1998 when, after a series of geological studies to choose the best grape varieties and the best spots, an old orchard gives rise to the first vineyards.
Today, Monte da Ravasqueira extends over approximately 3,000 hectares, a total of 15 different grape varieties distributed over 29 plots, planted in 8 distinct types of soil, which allow for the production of the region’s best wines.
In keeping with the quality and character of its wines, blending tradition, innovation, and dedication to the art and science of winemaking, Monte da Ravasqueira also develops other activities related to cork, raising and trading of cattle, and the fattening of the Alentejo black pig, as well as the production and marketing of honey and olive oil.