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Vadio is a project from Luís Patrão and Eduarda Dias. Born in Bairrada, Luís divides his time between Vadio and Alentejo, where he worked for 13 years at Herdade do Esporão, and is currently the winemaking director at Herdade de Coelheiros. Eduarda, a Brazilian from Pernambuco and granddaughter of a Portuguese from Dão, has lived in Portugal for 11 years and runs the daily life of the small family business. Luis’s father, Mr. Dinis Patrão, is at the forefront of the viticulture. Having in the past sold agricultural products to small producers, he is today the biggest enthusiast of organic farming. The vineyard is his garden, he says: “if I do not visit the vineyard for one day, it is not a good day.” The family also has the support of viticulturist Hugo Melo, Luis’ friend from highschool, who works full time at Luís Pato, Filipe Abreu and of Dona Lurdes Silva, who perform with mastery the works of the vineyard and the cellar.

Location - Poutena, Bairrada

Winemaker - Luís Patrão & Dinis Patrão

Farming - Practicing Organic

Size - 7.5 Hectares

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Vadio Bairrada Tinto

  • Varietal: 100% Baga

  • Appellation: Bairrada DOC

  • Soil Type & Elevation: Clay-limestone soils

  • Vine Age: 30 years old

  • Harvest: Harvested by hand at different periods in order to reach optimum maturation levels

  • Winemaking: The natural yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to complete the fermentation.  The wine is then aged for 18 months in used barrels, followed by an additional 18 months in bottle before market release.

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