A REGIÃO TEJO
Snaking between valleys and mountains, the Tejo divides our country between north with the more temperate and rainy weather and south, with its warmer weather and endless Alentejo plains. This river goes to the world, as the great and immortal poet Fernando Pessoa used to say and this river is also expected to bring the water that quenches thirst to the soil and that makes our vineyards drink from it the nutrients they need for exceptional vintages.
The different Terroirs that we find within the Tejo Region make it in fact a very rich region, capable of producing a great diversity of high-quality wines.
The Tejo River, which crosses the entire Region, has a major impact on the region’s soil and climatic conditions, dividing it into three very distinct zones:
Bairro – is located on the right bank of the Tejo River west of Campo /
Leziria. Its soils are essentially clay-limestone. The Campo / Lezíria – Plains area next to both banks of the Tejo River. Its alluvial soils are quite fertile.
Charneca – is located on the left bank of the Tejo river just after Campo / Leziria. These are poorer soils, essentially sandy, with rolled pebbles. It is a drier area where normally higher temperatures are reached.
Most of the Falua vineyards are located in Charneca, with the rest located in Campo / Lezíria.
THE “VINHA DO CONVENTO DA SERRA” VINEYARD
It is undoubtedly, and modesty aside, and excuse the exaggeration, the most beautiful vineyard in Portugal. Located in the Charneca area, it is vine-covered with pebble stones from the Tejo, until here dragged by the impetuosity of the river’s waters, when it leaves its bed and decides to discover other paths. From the most iconic Falua vineyard, with vines planted in 1996, high-quality grapes come out: White Grape Varieties such as Fernão Pires; Arinto, Chardonnay.Red Grape varieties as per Castelão, Aragonês, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, and Trincadeira.
THE “CASAL DAS FIGUEIRAS” VINEYARD
A vineyard with more than 20 years, located in the countryside / Lezíria and that produces grapes of the following red varieties: Castelão, Trincadeira, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.