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We’re proudly biodynamic, organic, holistic and regenerative.

Words carry weight, so it would be simplistic to define ourselves with just one. We proudly declare ourselves to be biodynamic, organic, holistic and regenerative.

We take our approach to organic farming very seriously, which means not using chemically synthesised products, while employing careful crop management methods.

At Tapada de Coelheiros, we use natural products, such as milk, algae and plant extracts, to increase flora resilience, enhancing rather than depleting it.

We concentrate on restoring and boosting soil fertility, so that its microbial life (the bacteria and fungi it consists of) can maintain its natural processes, truly curing the earth. We’re just facilitators in these processes.

Enoturismo Tapada de Coelheiros


Water management

We monitor water via water meters, irrigation managed with soil probes, and our own weather station.

Gestão da água Tapada de Coelheiros


Our solar park supplies us with clean energy. For example, the different drinking fountains throughout the estate function autonomously via photovoltaic solar panels.

Energia Tapada de Coelheiros


Nature collaborates with us if we let it. To that end, we have animal shelters that complement our agricultural work. Throughout the estate, there are perches for birds of prey and several shelters for small birds and bats. This is done to protect and monitor them, as they help us control pests.

Abrigos Tapada de Coelheiros


Our flock is made up of over  1300 sheep, which graze the montados, fertilise the soil and maintain the right amount of plant cover.

Pastoreio Tapada de Coelheiros

Plant cover

Our plant cover consists of different floral components, both spontaneous and seeded. It boosts soil fertility due to the various microorganisms associated with the root complexes, as well as increasing drainage capacity and natural aeration, which prevents erosion.

 Tapada de Coelheiros

Ecological corridors

These allow biodiversity to circulate freely among the different crops growing at Tapada de Coelheiros. With riparian galleries (vegetation on the banks of watercourses), the watercourses are protected and the existing biodiversity improved.

Tapada de Coelheiros

Direct seeding

We believe that conventional tillage ruins the richness of the soil, which is why we’ve opted for direct seeding. This helps improve the fertility and well-being of our soil and meadows.

Sementeira directa Tapada de Coelheiros

Natural preparations

We could call them homemade remedies that have stood the test of time. At Tapada de Coelheiros, they’re biodynamic preparations, plant extracts and fern tea that are used in the vineyard to replicate crucial microorganisms.

Reparos Naturais Tapada de Coelheiros

Terroir Wine Tasting

We have clay soils of granite origin with varied textures and gentle slopes. The montado surrounds us, making up 600 of the estate’s 800 hectares. The different crops are nourished by a network of small streams and watercourses, which offers a freshness that maintains average temperatures and creates the ideal conditions for the parallel ecosystems here (woods and groves).

Terroir Tapada de Coelheiros


The “less is more” maxim is taken very seriously in the winery. The main focus is on manual labour, the quality of the oak and respect for how long different things take. Employing small-scale production, there are single-plot wines and others bottle-aged for years. The grapes are treated with the utmost respect and care, then processed with minimal use of technology. Ageing wine in subtle oak takes time and patience – and this dedication can be felt in the wines.

Adega Tapada de Coelheiros


There are nine vineyards, divided into 38 sections: Leonilde, Choupal, Monte, Alto, Taco, Cabido, Sobreira de Cima, Sobreira de Baixo and Ribeira. Apart from all being certified as organic, they’re all unique. We have vineyards that were planted four decades old and others that are just months old. All soils are granite origin, others quartz based. There are 53 disperse hectares, 60% non-irrigated. We prioritise indigenous grape varieties, the best acidity levels or the lowest alcohol content.

Vinhas Tapada de Coelheiros

Pomar de nogeiras

There are several groves in Tapada de Coelheiros, the oldest being in its thirties. Different walnut varieties are produced in different groves.

Pomar de Nogueiras Tapada de Coelheiros

Olive Grove

Boasting around two hectares of fertile soil, the olive grove is around 60 years old. Traditionally spaced, it’s dense with canopies so wide they touch one another, while protecting the soil with their large areas of shade.

Olival Tapada de Coelheiros

Pine Forest

There are three clusters of stone pines. The different types that exist and the pines’ varied characteristics (age, size) mean that there are small woods within the huge pine forest. Pinhal do Alto is, as its name suggests, very tall, which allows for different strata of trees and shrubs.

Pinhal Tapada de Coelheiros


This inspires all the estate’s crops and may be, for that reason, the most important of all. There are 650 hectares of cork oaks (70%) and holm oaks (30%) in a multi-faceted system. The montado – a unique type of agroforestry – plays a vital role in carbon sequestration and creates a virtually perfect system.

The wood contains a range of species (accommodating sheep and deer, as well as seed sown meadows) and natural regeneration is protected (there are over 3,000 baby cork oaks, adult cork oaks and holm oaks).

Montado Tapada de Coelheiros
Tapada de Coelheiros Orgânico