Tactile red Silves sandstone dominates Quinta dos Sentidos’ architecture, the sweet aroma of wild thyme infuses the air, exotic flowers and fruits delight the eye and the chirping of crickets fills the ear. And under our feet, the red soil barely covering the limestone is perfect for growing high quality grapes.
Quinta dos Sentidos is situated in the rolling hills of the most southerly province of Portugal, the Algarve.
There, orange groves provide an exotic and fragrant backdrop to everyday working life at the estate.
Just a 45-minute drive from Faro Airport and 10 km from the ocean.
It was Algarve’s nature that first attracted us to the region, and it is the same nature we strive to respect at Quinta dos Sentidos.
We truly love our plot of land, and we do our best to cultivate it in harmony with nature. To this goal we practice an integrated eco-sustainable approach to farming with biodiversity as a key element.
By allowing nature to take the lead, we make wines that not only taste good, but carry with them the sense of their origin, their terroir.
As part of this concept of balance, we have left a large area of the estate completely untouched. Those 1.5 ha of untamed nature are brimming with wildlife and insects, including six bee populations totalling almost half a million bees.
And there’s more. Storing Quinta dos Sentidos wines in naturally insulated underground wine cellars, running the Quinta on solar energy, packaging goods in boxes not requiring tape and sealing our bottles with certified Portuguese cork – we care for the environment every step of the way.
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FOUNDER & CO-OWNER
Believing in the impossible, a wine enthusiast turned wine grower and producer.
FOUNDER & CO-OWNER
Keeper of the books, keen interest in style and design at the Quinta and pronounced garden enthusiast.
HANDS ON WINEMAKER
A sociable, no-nonsense guy with a rucksack packed with international winemaking experience. No problems, just solutions.
THE GREEN HAND
Decades of experience in agriculture, master of the machines, energy bundle and skilled handyman.
THE GOOD SOUL
Self-starter and helping hand wherever needed, spreading sunshine and good vibes.
GARDENER & BEEKEEPER
Self-employed, a steady hand with the gardens, the irrigation and the bees.
Oenologist with broad international winemaking experience and chief whip keeping us on track.
Shira & Saiko
Our lively and faithful Belgian shepherds following us through thick and thin in the adventures of the Quinta.