Joao Portugal Ramos Vinhos

Alentejo region 



Joao Ramos is southern Portugal’s leading wine maker.  At his property in Estremoz, the Monte de Serrado Pinheiro, and at his new winery, Vila Santa, he produces wines from Aragones, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouchet, Periquita, Cabernet, Tinta Caiada and Syrah (for the reds), and Antao Vaz, Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Arinto, Verdelho, Viognier, Petit Manseng and others for the whites. 

Own vineyards and long-term agreements with local producers contribute to form a total of 600 hectares, with the viticultural department being responsible for the entire technical management: choosing the plots of land, selecting the grape varieties, following closely the development of vineyards and preparing harvest.

 In early 2015 we have launched a new range called 'poucaroupa' (means barely clothed') and is aimed a young audience - or the young at heart.  So that includes all of us!  Full details here



white wines............

Vinho Regional Alentejano

Pouca roupa 
Vinho Regional Alentejo                                                                                       

Marques de Borba  - DOC Borba - see Tom Cannavan's video review


F'OZ Alentejo red is stocked exclusively by Waitrose                                                                   

Vila Santa white
- a terrific blend of Arinto, Antao Vaz & Verdelho.  Dry, minerally & fine
Vinho Regional Alentejano

Rose Wines...............

Pouca Roupa rosé
Vinho Regional Alentejano 

Red Wines ................

Loios red
Vinho Regional Alentejano 

Pouca Roupa
Vinho Regional Alentejano

Ramos Reserva

Vinho Regional Alentejano                                                                  

Marques de Borba 

DOC Borba                                                                                         

Trincadeira varietal 
Vinho Regional Alentejano

Syrah varietal
Vinho Regional Alentejano                                                                                                       

Vila Santa reserve oak-aged  
Vinho Regional Alentejano
A blend of Trincadeira, Aragonês, Cabernet & Alicante Bouchet aged if French oak for nine months


Joao is interviewed by UK journalist Sarah Ahmed.  February 2013.  transcript here 


Quinta de Viçosa
this wine comes from one particularly good plot of land that lies within the walled boundary of an old quinta.  Made only in very good years, and generally from a combination of two grape varieties.  Aged for 12 months in French oak these are exquisite wines aimed at the connoisseur

Marques de Borba reserva
DOC Alentejo    


See this short video (English) about Joao and the Vila Santa estate