Quinta da Vinha


Explore ‘Quinta da Vinha’, an abandoned wine farm in the north of Portugal. The farm was a small castle built in Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style.

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Vinho Verde Route in the far northwest of Portugal lies the abandoned ‘Quinta da Vinha’ winery. It was once a vibrant hub of winemaking activity. This historic site bears witness to the rich heritage of the Cávado region. The region is renowned for its production of exquisite white wines.

Vinho Verde Route

The Vinho Verde Route traverses various regions, each boasting its own distinct vinicultural identity. In the Cávado region, where ‘Quinta da Vinha’ stands, the focus predominantly lies on the production of white wines. Over the centuries, this region has evolved into one of the largest and most venerable wine-producing areas globally, boasting thousands of esteemed producers.

Winemaking equipment

During my exploration of ‘Quinta da Vinha’ in 2018, I encountered not only remnants of winemaking equipment but also stumbled upon a vast wine cellar steeped in history. However, the once-bustling corridors now echo with silence, and the imposing wine barrels stand empty.

Despite its dilapidated state, the farm exudes a haunting beauty. Its weathered façade and crumbling interiors offering a glimpse into a bygone era. As I roamed the abandoned corridors and explored the decaying structures, I couldn’t help but marvel at the resilience of this once-thriving winery, now shrouded in neglect.

For those intrigued by the allure of abandoned places and the mysteries they hold, the abandoned wine farm serves as a reminder of the passage of time. To discover more hidden gems and forgotten relics scattered across the enchanting landscapes of Portugal, follow this link.

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