Dos Santos Craft Beer
Dos Santos Craft Beer
Beer Made Real
Quinta dos Santos is a family owned and operated wine farm and craft brewery, located in Western Algarve, Portugal.
Our family story begins with Ann and Eugene and their lifelong dream to live on a wine farm. The discovery of two parcels of adjacent land, situated in a beautiful area of Lagoa, lying nestled between Ferragudo and Carvoeiro, cemented this vision.
In late September of 2016, the process of clearing the overgrown and neglected piece of ground began in order to establish a vineyard and new buildings.
Both sons, Kyle and Greg and daughter-in-law, Elayna are now part of this beautiful adventure, with each family member having a dedicated responsibility within the team.
Measuring eight hectares in total, the farm has three hectares under vine and one hectare of new olives, being Macanilha, Galega, Verdeal and Picual varieties amongst almond, carob, and age-old olive trees.
Also found is endemic vegetation that has been carefully preserved and cared for, especially the Pistacia Lentiscus and wild thyme, as well as two areas of protected trees, being Cork Oaks and Holm Oaks.
The newly completed buildings - contemporary but having a sense of age and place - incorporates a winery & cellar, a brewery and a taproom and restaurant offering all that we produce.
In the process of preparing the land for planting, an ancient aqua-duct system was discovered, crumbling and forgotten. This has been fully and sensitively restored using local stone, as have all the old stonewalls that were found in a state of disrepair. The farm is now surrounded by exposed limestone walls and is segmented by cobbled channels - a unique feature in the drainage region.
Beer Made Real
Wild Algarve Gin
Situated a mere 2,3kms from the Atlantic Ocean our soils are mainly clay-limestone with a small parcel composed of alluvial soil. Lying within a region that enjoys a magnificent climate of more than 300 days of sunshine and a low rainfall allows us to create wines of high quality, concentration and freshness.
The winery is housed in a separate building, running parallel to our brewery and restaurant. It includes a cellar, which runs the full length of the building. This space allows us to store and age our wines under optimal conditions.
Our production process is planned and structured with the aim to producing wine in a more traditional method. This includes production vessels such as concrete vats, ‘talhas’ and ‘lagars’.
Our winery is designed to be both a production facility and a destination where the public can view the winemaking process. The 'lagars' allow us to include the public as part of the production process during the harvest.
In addition, we plan to offer wine tastings and possibly even small wine pairing dinners in the cellar in the coming years.
As it will take a couple of years before our Tesouro production is made available, we have established a second brand; 'ESCOLHIDO'.
As this name too suggests, we have 'chosen' other, very carefully selected grapes, harvested from local vineyards, and produced wines bottled under this label.
We currently have a selection of white, rose and red Escolhido wines available for tasting and enjoying at our tasting room and farm restaurant, 'a Esquina'.
We are seeking to produce wines as naturally as possible with our ultimate goal being biodynamic wine production.
Taking into account our fantastic soil content and an amazing climate for growing grapes, our aim is to produce outstanding Algarvian wine, as our name 'TESOURO' suggests - a 'treasured' wine.
Our 2019 maiden harvest yielded a good crop from which we have produced a range of wines including a sparkling wine manufactured in the traditional ‘champenoise’ method.
Initially designed as a tasting room in order to introduce our beers and wine to the public, accompanied by delicious "petiscos" (tapas-style) dishes, a Esquina has now grown to offer customers an independent dining experience.
For reservations, please call or email us:
+351 282 343 264
Quinta Dos Santos, together with its surrounding vineyards and beautiful buildings -contemporary architecture blending rustic charm and modern elegance, has quickly become an inspiring and magical venue providing an unparalleled setting for a special occasion.