The Douro Valley is the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world. It encompasses 250.000 ha of land, 45 500 of which are vineyard. On the 14th December 2001 UNESCO classified the Alto Douro Wine Region as UNESCO World Heritage. Here is the Quinta da Salada to be found, half way between the cities of Lamego and Peso da Régua.
Since its origins Quinta da Salada has embodied tradition and modernity of a Douro «Quinta», which has been in the family for at least 200 years. It is part of the Baixo Corgo sub-region and has 9ha of vineyard classified with the latter B.
The grape variety (castas) produced in Quinta da Salada era some of the noblest in the region.
Red wine: Touriga Nacional (30%), Touriga Franca (30%), Vinhas Velhas (15%), Tinta Roriz (12%),Tinta Barroca (5%), Tinto Cão (2%), Tinta Amarela (2%)
White Wine : Malvasia Fina (2%), Gouveio (1%) e Viosinho (1%) .
The Quinta da Salada facilities include the Casa dos Caseiros (caretakers’ house), with a traditional kitchen that has been adapted and modernized, a warehouse and other agriculture support spaces; the Main House, with its rooms adapted for wine tourism activities (winepresses and warehouse) and the Chapel, whose altarpiece of incalculable value and beauty was donated to the Museum of Lamego, where it can be admired.
Quinta da Salada is located in the municipality of Lamego, freguesia of Cambres, 3 km from Peso da Régua, one of the main entrances of tourists in Douro (Douro waterway and Douro railway). This is an established tourism region in the vicinity of numerous Quintas with accommodation service.