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HISTORY

HISTORY

Filomena, Zeca and Francisco Pôpa

Once Upon a time...

A DREAMER.

Francisco Ferreira (the grandpa Pôpa) was a bastard of the great Douro wine producer and his maid, Joaquina Ferreira.

He lived a simple but happy life even in the shadow of his of his unknown father. He married Filomena with whom he had three children.

Pôpa was a very charismatic person, known and respected by people surrounded by him. Today, even though he is no longer with us,he becomes an inspiration for the Ferreira family, a birth father, creator of a fantastic legacy, the Pôpa family, with fundamental family values.

His biggest dream was to be recognized and appreciated for his work and his father. He never achieved it in life.

Filomena, Zeca e Francisco Pôpa

Once Upon a time...

A DREAMER.

Francisco Ferreira (the grandpa Pôpa) was a bastard of the great Douro wine producer and his maid, Joaquina Ferreira.

He lived a simple but happy life even in the shadow of his of his unknown father. He married Filomena with whom he had three children.

Pôpa was a very charismatic person, known and respected by people surrounded by him. Today, even though he is no longer with us,he becomes an inspiration for the Ferreira family, a birth father, creator of a fantastic legacy, the Pôpa family, with fundamental family values.

His biggest dream was to be recognized and appreciated for his work and his father. He never achieved it in life.

THE CREATOR.

A generation later, his son Zeca completed his father’s dream and bought Quinta do Vidiedo, located in Adorigo – Tabuaço. As a tribute to his father, he changes the name and calls his property Quinta do Pôpa.

The search for his independence started very early in the vineyard, right after finishing 4th grade. His father installed in him the ability to work and resilience; life gave him courage. The journey of Zeca was long and arduous. After many years and all the effort he put, the acquisition of the property rejuvenated him. It gave him recognition in the Douro region, the biggest ambition of his father.

Later, his friend Luís Pato, an oenologist from Bairrada and a lover of the Douro, offered his technical knowledge to the family, challenging the third generation Pôpa to expand the dream.

THE CREATOR.

A generation later, his son Zeca completed his father’s dream and bought Quinta do Vidiedo, located in Adorigo – Tabuaço. As a tribute to his father, he changes the name and calls his property Quinta do Pôpa.

The search for his independence started very early in the vineyard, right after finishing 4th grade. His father installed in him the ability to work and resilience; life gave him courage. The journey of Zeca was long and arduous. After many years and all the effort he put, the acquisition of the property rejuvenated him. It gave him recognition in the Douro region, the biggest ambition of his father.

Later, his friend Luís Pato, an oenologist from Bairrada and a lover of the Douro, offered his technical knowledge to the family, challenging the third generation Pôpa to expand the dream.

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2nd generation

ZECA DO PÔPA, THE CREATOR

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3rd generation

STÉPHANE FERREIRA, @MASTERPOPA

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3rd generation

VANESSA FERREIRA, @NETADOPOPA

TWO CONQUERING BROTHERS.

In 2010 Stéphane and Vanessa Ferreira put their feet in the Douro Valley. They brought freshness and a new look into the company.

Stéphane, with his love for wine and great passion for music, pushes to show another approach to old classy Douro wines. Respecting tradition, he’s open to experiment and create new wavy wines.

Vanessa gave her feminine and artistic touch to the project. Dreamy and firmly attached to her Douro home, she carefully studies sustainability and passionately works with tourism.

TWO CONQUERING BROTHERS.

In 2010 Stéphane and Vanessa Ferreira put their feet in the Douro Valley. They brought freshness and a new look into the company..

Stéphane, with his love for wine and great passion for music, pushes to show another approach to old classy Douro wines. Respecting tradition, he’s open to experiment and create new wavy wines.

Vanessa gave her feminine and artistic touch to the project. Dreamy and firmly attached to her Douro home, she carefully studies sustainability and passionately works with tourism.

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CARLOS RAPOSO - HEAD WINEMAKER

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RUI SOARES - HEAD VITICULTURE

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NUNO BEZELGA - AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT

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ANA PORTELA - WINE TOURISM MANAGEMENT

A TEAM UNITED FOR SUSTAINABILITY.

The Pôpa team is known for its ambitious qualitative standards, knowing in advance that everything in nature needs time and respect. This awareness results in the need to rely on social, human and environmental causes that allow the creation of a more just, more developed future with better living conditions for future generations.

 

They go through life and work following the motto:

Dream, Create and ALWAYS Celebrate!

A TEAM UNITED FOR SUSTAINABILITY.

The Pôpa team is known for its ambitious qualitative standards, knowing in advance that everything in nature needs time and respect. This awareness results in the need to rely on social, human and environmental causes that allow the creation of a more just, more developed future with better living conditions for future generations.

 

They go through life and work following the motto:

Dream, Create and ALWAYS Celebrate!

The timeline ...

2003
ACQUISITION OF 50% OF QUINTA DO VIDIEDO
9 ha of property, including 6 ha of vineyards, among which 4 ha was old vineyards dated 1932
2007
CONSTRUCTION OF THE WINE CELLAR
In order to start producing wines, the wine cellar was built, as well the acquisition of small surrounding plots reaching 14 ha of vineyard
2009
LUIS PATO IS OFFICIALY THE ENOLOG
Defines the profile of the wines and selects micro-plots with enormous potential of Touriga Nacional (TN), Tinta Roriz (TR) grape varieties and another one in the old vines field blend (VV).
2010
CHANGE OF THE ESTATE NAME TO QUINTA DO PÔPA.
Starting to work wines with Stéphane Ferreira on the leadership, only on international markets.
2011
1st SWEET RED DOURO WINE
Launch of this innovative wine, made from the red grapes harvested at the beginning of October 2010; not affected by cinérea botrytis. The winemaking process is similar to the production of Port wine but without the addition of alcohol.
2012
WINE TOURISM OPENING
2019
LAUNCHING OUR 1st QDP PORT WINE, ACQUISITION OF THE REMAINING 50% OF QUINTA DO VIDIEDO, STARTING PRODUCTION OF OLIVE OIL
The management of these 8 ha vineyards begins with analyzing soil and sun exposure and (re)planting native grape varieties. Implementation of biological agricultural practices in orchards and other plantations.
2020
CERTIFIED AS VEGAN-FRIENDLY BY BevVeg! International, LCC
2021
OLIVE GROVES OFFICIALLY PRODUCING IN BIOLOGICAL WAY, INTEGRATED SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT START, CARLOS RAPOSO ASSUMES THE OENOLOGY
THE DREAM CONTINUES...
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