Since 1860, Quinta dos Aciprestes, has been a successful conglomerate of three neighbouring Quintas. The original Quinta, named Cyprestes, was founded during the 18th Century by D. José de Seabra, one of D. Maria I, Queen of Portugal’s miniters, and later passed onto his predecessors the Vicounts of Baía.
Today, Quinta dos Aciprestes extends for over 2 km on the left bank of the River Douro, facing the tributary River Tua. The Quinta is easily identified by the Cypress trees, located by the house, and for its characteristic landscape of vertical vine plantation, highlighted by the absence of the traditional terraces, result of the recent reconversion that took place in the vineyard. The Quinta has seen a complete re-plantation of its vineyards, with the noblest varieties of the region. The optimal microclimate at this 100-hectar vineyard, located within Cima Corgo close to the Douro Superior sub-region, offers ideal conditions for perfect ripening of red grapes.
As a result of that transformation, 90% of existing vines were recently planted applying the vertical planting system. Real Companhia Velha is a pioneer in the introduction of this system in the Douro, allowing an increase of mechanical work in the vineyard.