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ORIGINS

Tapada's history has been shaped by the character and resilience of its owners, who have always shared the same vision: making the most of the land, while keeping great respect for nature.

1467

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 1467

Tapada de Coelheiros is given as a dowry to Branca de Vilhena and Dom Ruy de Sousa, author of the Treaty of Tordesillas.

1863

The estate is bought by Isadora Calhau, the first owner to exploit and live at the Tapada.

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 1863

Documento em que D. Isadora Maria declara que pretende comprar as Herdades Branca de Almeida e Coelheiros à família Falé.

1887

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 1887

Referência à existência de vinha da Herdade de Coelheiros, da qual o rendeiro Francisco Carvalho se compromete a “tractar cuidadosamente”.

The Count of Azarujinha buys the estate and the first records of vineyards are found.

1907

Farmers begin paying rent.

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 1907

Monte de Coelheiros no tempo do lavrador António Francisco Carvalho

1974

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 1974

The estate is bought by Dom Diogo Pereira Coutinho.

During the post-revolution period, Tapada de Coelheiros is occupied by local people.

1981

Joaquim and Leonilde Silveira acquire the estate, planting a vineyard and walnut grove.

The grape varieties chosen (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Arinto, Roupeiro and Trincadeira) are innovative for the time and pave the way for distinctive wines.

Tapada de Coelheiros

1991

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 1991

Crafted by the winemaker António Saramago, the first Tapada de Coelheiros red is produced, bearing a label that alludes to traditional Arraiolos tapestry.

1996

The Tapada de Coelheiros Garrafeira 1996 wine wins awards and is deemed the best wine from Alentejo and Portugal.

Enoturismo Tapada de Coelheiros

2015

Tapada de Coelheiros Adega

Alberto Weisser acquires the estate and sets up residence.

A new chapter in Tapada de Coelheiros’ history begins.

2016

Luís Patrão takes charge of the estate’s winemaking and viticulture.

Tapada de Coelheiros

2017

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 2017

Coelheiros acquires a new image inspired by Arraiolos embroidery, which reflects the company’s connection to the region and its traditions.

Launch of the first Vinha do Taco vintage (a single-plot wine).

The new Coelheiros Branco (white) and Coelheiros Tinto (red) wine range is launched.

2021

Tapada de Coelheiros receives the Viticulture of the Year award from the Grandes Escolhas magazine.

Ecossistema Tapada de Coelheiros

2022

Tapada de Coelheiros Origem 2023

With the advent of wine tourism, Tapada begins organising visits and tastings.

The estate is awarded agriculture and production certification.

Coelheiros Rosé is launched.

2023

The start of the Montado Bio Project, which aims to increase the resilience of cork oak forests and vineyard ecosystems by setting up pilot areas, where good agricultural and ecological recovery practices are implemented.

Tapada de Coelheiros Enoturismo