Quinta de Maritavora’s vineyards have belonged to Manuel Gomes Mota’s family for 150 years. In 2004, Manuel started bottling his wines, using grapes from his incredibly old vines as well as from newer plantings. His property is small, just nine hectares, and the wines are of the very best quality, including his Reserva white made from 100+-year-old vines. All of his reds are crushed in old ’lagares’, which are still in use from the family’s original winery. Manuel partners with renowned Portuguese winemaker Jorge Serodio Borges to produce Maritavora wines.