Located in Crato, in Portalegre, close to the slopes of the S. Mamede mountain range of granite soil and embellished with deer on the loose, this Alentejo hill is born, a unique place for the production of different wines and superior categories.
In 2010, the second vineyard with 4 hectares is planted, with a focus on Touriga Nacional, the red grape variety considered one of the noblest and most demanding in Portugal. Touriga Nacional has been an “ambassador of our country”, due to its ability to adapt to climate change. Also in 2010, Touriga Franca stands out from the lot of carefully selected varieties, a variety originally from France and which is closely associated with the production of fortified wines.
Herdade da Rocha reinforces the planting of vines in 2011 with Arinto, which is a very versatile variety grown in almost all wine regions due to its good adaptation to all climates. It is still planted Alvarinho, considered one of the most noble Portuguese white grape varieties and produces a wine of accentuated freshness and of very high quality.