About Us

Quinta de Santa Eufemia

is one of the many unequalled repositories of history in the Douro Valley, the oldest certified wine making region in the world, dating back to 1756.
There are the last two Marcos Pombalinos from the first demarcation - number 26 and 27.

Located in the Douro region of Baixo and Cima Corgo on the left side of the river Douro at an altitude about 300m above sea level, Quinta Santa Eufemia continues to be managed by the Carvalho family.


Bernardo Rodrigues de Carvalho
Working to the future

About 1864 Quinta de Santa Eufemia becomes bigger by Bernardo Rodrigues de Carvalho - the patriarch of a traditional Douro family - increases the area of vines and begins the production and sale of Port wines.

He was known by produce great Douro and Port Wines.

His passion of making Douro Wine and Port Wine was passed down from generation to generation.

Nowadays Quinta de Santa Eufemia belongs to the 4th generation - seven brothers - BRC great-grandchildren.

Between them Bernardo and Alzira since 1994 have assumed the commitment of the management of Quinta.

Bernardo is responsible for marketing and advertising these precious and old wines of the Douro - Port Wine - as well as Douro wines and olive oil.

Alzira maintains the ancestral knowledge of vinification and aging of the fabulous wines of Quinta de Santa Eufemia, allied to the most modern technologies.

In 1992 we were able to sell under our own brand.
Within the 50 hectares of field blends (of 20+ varietals) that are designated to the production of port wines, we cultivate varietals that are nearing extinction in Portugal, including Bastardo, Mourisco Tinto, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Carvalha.

In addition to the preservation of these grapes and more, the Carvalho Family have also identified sub-plots within their vineyards, each known to produce specific colors, aromatics and structure, so that each sub-plot can be designated to a specific Tawny port

It is important to note that Ports that bear a name with Quinta on the bottle only source their grapes/wine from that estate.

Quinta Santa Eufemia also does not sell in chains or large stores. Their approach to selling is personalized; thus they sell in boutique stores where there is more attention to detail for the customers selecting that special bottle of wine.