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Location - Vimieiro, Alentejo

Winemaker - Antonio Maçanita

Farming - Integrated Production

Size - 20 Hectares

Located in the Alto Alentejo area, Herdade da Fonte Santa has seen centuries of preservation of its soil, and now with the delicate hand of Bárbara Monteiro and her team (including winemaker Antonio Maçanita), this generous soil is giving birth to some of the freshest wines from the region.

A terroir dominated by shale and granite, the Mainova estate operates in a unique ecosystem.

Out of their 20 hectares of vines planted with traditional Portuguese grape varieties, 17.5ha are in integrated production and 2.5ha in organic production regimes.

The entire harvest is manual and nocturnal, thus providing greater care for the grapes and a more careful selection. The winemaking process focuses on spontaneous fermentation, low sulphite use and overall minimal human intervention.

Their low environmental impact continues with their packaging. Most of our bottles are made of 100% recycled glass, the paper used on labels and shipping are also recycled and/or with a higher percentage of cotton. To read more about Mainova’s sustainable practices, click HERE.

Wines in our Portfolio


Vinho Tinto

  • Varietal: Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Baga

  • Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano

  • Soil Type & Elevation: Schist & Granitic soil

  • Harvest: Harvested by hand

  • Winemaking: Fermented using indigenous yeasts; Aged for 8 months in old French oak barrels

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