O Vadio is located in the village of Poutena, in the Bairrada region. It is a small and familiar project whose essential element is to recover the traditional grape varieties and the production of authentic Doc Bairrada wines. We have two completely different vineyard plots and an old warehouse that we have adapted in a very simple way for winemaking.
Vadio wines have a classic style that intends to respect the authenticity of the Region and the character of the grape varieties that originate it.
Distance from Bairrada Spaces
Curia: 10,7km - 13min
Oliveira do Bairro: 20,3km - 22min
In the middle of Vale do Forno, we have installed two small plots of vineyards with completely different geological and edaph climate conditions, which allow us to explore the full oenological potential of this great region.
We practise a viticulture based on sustainability through an integrated production method, protecting the region's biodiversity. We believe that this way we can grant greater authenticity and character to our wines.
We resort to family labor and occasionally some local rural workers, enabling a better use and development of the resources and capabilities in the region.
The management of each plot is planned and carried out taking into account the different compositions of soil and grape varieties, together with the rest of the viticultural factors, in order to reach a complete and balanced maturation with the personality of each plot and grape variety.
For the cellar, we took advantage of an old warehouse that once was used as an agricultural pharmacy for the region's farmers. In terms of technology, we only install what is necessary to ensure effective fermentation control. White wines ferment and age in stainless steel tanks. The red wines ferment in vats or small capacity tanks and finish with an aging period of at least 18 months in barrels. The sparkling wines are made according to the classic method, with a minimum aging period of 12 months in contact with yeasts after the second fermentation.
Rua Dr. Manuel Rodrigues, 28A Poutena
3780-594 Vilarinho do Bairro