Quinta

Quinta de Foz de Arouce is located in Lousã, in Beiras region. The rivers Arouce and Ceira run through the estate, which is also surrounded by the mountains of Lousã and Penela.

The ancient documents kept at Quinta de Foz de Arouce state the estates belong to this family since the 18th century, but it is known that some constructions are older, because the original house has been destroyed twice by the fire. The chapel near the house has been founded by the Pope Benedict XIII in August 28th 1724.

The culture of wine growing is known in this region since the occupation of the Iberian Peninsula by the Visigoths, and according to various legends among other precious goods King Arunce also kept wine at his castle in Lousã. 

At Quinta de Foz de Arouce, just like in other estates in Beiras region, vineyards and wine played a complementary role together with other cultures, like fruit production or livestock, that were just for own consumption but sometimes also for selling.

João Filipe Osório de Meneses Pitta inherited Quinta de Foz de Arouce estate in the 1980's and discovered the potential of the vineyards that by being over 40 years-old produced wines of undeniable quality.

Improvements in vine treatments have been made, as well as closer vinification control. Fermentation of white wines in oak barrels and also ageing of red wines in oak have been introduced.

At the same time João Portugal Ramos becomes part of the family by marrying the daughter Teresa and assumes the role of oenologist in the estate.

Positive results appeared in a short time and in 1987 the first wine Quinta de Foz de Arouce is bottled and sold.

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