Since 1920 that vine cultivation has been present in Herdade Grande, but the design of the current wine area began in 1980, with the plantation of vines until the current configuration of 60 hectares of production. Since 1920 that vine cultivation has been present in Herdade Grande, but the design of the current wine area began in 1980, with the plantation of vines until the current configuration of 60 hectares of production.

It houses a wide range of national and international varieties. Their selection was due to their adaptability to the terroir and how they express the identity of Alentejo, and specifically, Vidigueira wines.

GREAT WINES BEGIN IN THE VINEYARD

The experimentalist and the innovative hallmark of the Herdade Grande project that has been implemented by António Lança since 1980, and it has resulted in the conjugation of emblematic varieties from the region with new interpretations of the Vidigueira terroir, complementing the unique character of the produced wines.

Red Varieties: Aragonez, Alicante Boushet, Trincadeira, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Grossa, Tinta Caiada and Cabernet Sauvignon.

White Varieties: Antão Vaz, Alvarinho, Arinto, Chardonnay, Perrum, Rabigato, Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Viosinho and Viognier.

VITICULTURE INSPIRED BY GENERATIONS

Insisted on spending every weekend and holidays in Vidigueira, with the grandparents, in Herdade Grande during her infancy and teenage years. The cereals, olive grove, animals and, above all, the vineyard served as a constant inspiration in a way that found it natural to follow in her fathers’ footsteps to have a degree in Viticulture and, afterwards, Winemaking.

Mariana Lança couldn’t be indifferent to the invitation of António Lança, in 2011, to take over the future of the project as general-manager of Herdade Grande. Renewing the commitment and vision of the family in fundamental areas, from sales to marketing, and her main passion, winemaking, where she seeks to honour her fathers’ and grandfathers’ principles. Today, she’s the representation of the fourth generation of the family that arrived at Herdade Grande in 1920.

WINEMAKING.
WINES PRODUCED BY PROFESSIONALS

Diogo Lopes and Pedro Garcia are the winemakers that compose the winemaking team of Herdade Grande. Since their faculty years that they both share a strong connection to Alentejo and Herdade Grande particularly.

GREAT WINES BEGIN IN THE VINEYARD

The experimentalist and the innovative hallmark of the Herdade Grande project that has been implemented by António Lança since 1980, and it has resulted in the conjugation of emblematic varieties from the region with new interpretations of the Vidigueira terroir, complementing the unique character of the produced wines.

Red Varieties: Aragonez, Alicante Boushet, Trincadeira, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Grossa, Tinta Caiada and Cabernet Sauvignon.

White Varieties: Antão Vaz, Alvarinho, Arinto, Chardonnay, Perrum, Rabigato, Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Viosinho and Viognier.

VITICULTURE INSPIRED BY GENERATIONS

Insisted on spending every weekend and holidays in Vidigueira, with the grandparents, in Herdade Grande during her infancy and teenage years. The cereals, olive grove, animals and, above all, the vineyard served as a constant inspiration in a way that found it natural to follow in her fathers’ footsteps to have a degree in Viticulture and, afterwards, Winemaking.

Mariana Lança couldn’t be indifferent to the invitation of António Lança, in 2011, to take over the future of the project as general-manager of Herdade Grande. Renewing the commitment and vision of the family in fundamental areas, from sales to marketing, and her main passion, winemaking, where she seeks to honour her fathers’ and grandfathers’ principles. Today, she’s the representation of the fourth generation of the family that arrived at Herdade Grande in 1920.

WINEMAKING. WINES PRODUCED BY PROFESSIONALS

Diogo Lopes and Pedro Garcia are the winemakers that compose the winemaking team of Herdade Grande. Since their faculty years that they both share a strong connection to Alentejo and Herdade Grande particularly.

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Diogo Lopes

Born in Lisbon in 1978, but his Beira roots always connected him to the land. He met an already well-reputed Vidigueira agronomist António Lança while still studying to be a winemaker. He collaborated with Herdade Grande on promoting their wine portfolio while developing a strong empathy for the project and the staff. As if it were returning home, it was with great joy that after 20 years he accepted the invitation from António Lança to take over the winemaking department. On that interval, Diogo Lopes became one of the leading new-generation Portuguese winemakers. An experimentalist, he stands up for wines that are a true expression from the region where they are born. With a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia and a PhD in Winemaking from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, worked as an intern on the Portuguese regions of Douro and Alentejo and in Napa Valley (California).
He started his professional career next to Anselmo Mendes, precisely on the region of Alentejo in 2005. He’s also a consultant for the wine regions for Douro, Lisbon and the Azores.

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Pedro Garcia

Born in the Alentejo town of Moura in 1978, he’s the son of an agronomist and, since a young age, a friend of the Lança family.
This connection, as well as the close link to Diogo Lopes, who extended an invitation to work together, we’re determinant towards Pedro Garcia becoming a part of the Herdade Grande winemaking team.
The duo met in the late 90s’ on the Instituto Superior de Agronomia where they graduated. Subsequently, they both interned at Napa Valley. Afterwards, Pedro Garcia worked at Herdade da Malhadinha for a six-year period.
He also kept a passionate devotion towards the growing of olive groves, although briefly interrupted by a project developed in Brazil regarding the launch of a prominent e-commerce platform related to the wine sector.
A former basketball athlete, he’s also a businessman with ties to the restaurant sector, were not the shared passion with Diogo Lopes for high-grade cuisine and its harmonisation with wine.
Like his winemaking colleague, there’s a belief that wines should very particularly exhibit the specific qualities of the terroir from where they are produced.


THE
APPROACH

Between viticulture and work in the winery, Herdade Grande implements the processes that best harness the identity, tradition and character-defining of the produced wines.

Herdade Grande Wine and Olive Oil
A Herdade Grande está inserida na Rota dos Vinhos do Alentejo, naquela que é considerada uma das melhores regiões de enoturismo do Mundo.
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Herdade Grande Wine and Olive Oil
The Alentejo Wine Route is considered one of the best wine tourism regions in the world, and Herdade Grande is part of it.
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