Museum of Caves Santa Marta

Santa Marta de Penaguião
Description
Caves Santa Marta, a company with five decades of history, is located in the municipality of Santa Marta de Penaguião, right in the heart of the Douro, the oldest demarcated and regulated region of the world and the most charismatic of all. Here man, with herculean strength blows, shaped the schistose mountain in thousand terraces making it a wonderful amphitheater, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The wines from Caves Santa Marta result from the best grapes grown in vineyards elected in the most privileged areas of the county.
Caves Santa Marta, CRL - is a company with nearly five decades of history, located in the municipality of Santa Marta de Penaguião, right in the heart of the Douro Region.
This Douro municipality, " Terras de Penaguião" was one of the first to belong to the first Pombaline demarcation ordered by royal charter of 1756, for the fine wines of Feitoria.
Two centuries later ... a group of winegrowers unhappy with the reality of regional viticulture, and because they believed that the cooperative would be the best way to promote the main product of its activities - the wine, have founded the Adega Cooperativa de Santa Marta in 1959.
The following year, are also created in the county cooperative wineries Cumieira and Medrões. In the seventies the three wineries join commercially to finally merge in 1987, creating those known Caves Santa Marta.
So were the conditions so that this company could grow and reach a high level in the quality of its wines, what has occurred.
In 1998, the winery business Caves Santa Marta, was the first cooperative to get a vintage, the 1998 Vintage Port.

 

Location: Santa Marta de Penaguião
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