The winery was designed to make the most of the characteristics of the grapes as well as to keep the rural landscape untouched. It is designed to a stringent technical and creative brief and is deliberately discreet and unobtrusive. It is secondary to the vines and 300 hectares of pure Alentejo land that surround it.
It was built completely underground, three storeys below the vines and its architecture is bold and unusual. It meets the brief of not outshining the sources of inspiration for this project, which are the vines and the terroir. The cellar's design also reduces the temperature range throughout the year, providing a stable
temperature, which is ideal for the proper development of the wines and retains their freshness and balance.
The design also took into account the potential of the grapes and respect for the wine during the fermentation stage and no pumps are used throughout the process. It makes use of gravity throughout the production process.
This concept is unique in Europe and will be open to visitors soon.
Built completely underground, three storeys below the vines, with its architecture bold and unusual. It meets the brief of not outshining the sources of inspiration for this project.