In 1519, King D. Manuel I bestowed the title of Count of Vidigueira onVasco da Gama.
It would be in the calmness of this pretty little Alentejo town, set amongst the vast golden plains, cork trees, olive trees and vineyards that the man that discovered the sea route to India would live happily with his family for some years.
Herdade do Sobroso is set into this unique landscape that is replete with historical reminiscences and heritage, now strongly influenced by its proximity to the largest artificial lake in Europe, the Alqueva Dam.
Set in a region famous for its rich gastronomy and for its convent sweets, the restaurant at Herdade do Sobroso Country House speaks for itself. Here, the menu is both rich in land produce and is very extensive. The hard part is choosing among the thousand and one dishes that have continuously been awarded prizes in gastronomy competitions for several years.
It is in this geographical harmony that the richness of its lands is based and it is in this framework that the winery is found.
The space where modernity and functionality live together indelibly, producing wines of unique quality.
Inserted in a unique terroir, in the DOC region of Vidigueira, the red grape varieties are Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro and Petit Verdot while the white wines come from the Antão Vaz, Arinto, Alvarinho, Verdelho and Perrum varieties.