Quinta do Casal Branco

Tejo region 

 

 

José Lobo de Vasconcelos runs the Quinta do Casal Branco, which lies a little to the north of Lisbon on the east bank of the Tagus, in the heart of the Tejo region.  This is a large mixed farm, typical of the area, growing tomatoes, melons, asparagus, wheat, maize; breeding Lusitano horses and cattle, and not least, growing grapes and making wine.  

160 Hectares are laid to vine, mainly Castelao and Trincadeira for the reds, and Fernao Pires & Sauvignon  for the whites.  Several more hectares have recently come to fruit, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Sauvignon, Viognier & Alicante Bouchet.  The vineyard is set to increase to around 200 hectares.  The vineyard has potential to produce more than 150,000 cases of wine per annum. 

In common with most Tejo wines, Casal Branco produces excellent, fruit driven red and white wines, which are both full of flavour, yet smooth and easy to drink - a highly commercial combination.  Prices are very sensible.  All wines are estate bottled 

For full information go to www.casalbranco.com

Terra de Lobos wine are now all in screwcap

Terra de Lobos white
Vinho Regional Tejo
made from Fernao Pires & Sauvignon grapes               

Terra de Lobos red 
Vinho Regional Tejo
made from Castelao & Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
  

Terra de Lobos rosé

Vinho Regional Tejo
made from Touriga Nacional, Syrah & Aragonez grapes

                                                 

Falcoaria Classico white
DOC Tejo
aged in Allier oak barrels                                                      
 

Falcoaria Classico red  DOCTejo
Castelao & Trincadeira, aged in allier oak
                                                               

Falcoaria red Reserva -
Specialy selected bunches, French oak, and a blend of more than six grape varieties go to make this delicious, complex wine       

 Monge, sparkling wine
Castelao
a blancs de noir from the champagne method   

 

Winemaker Joana Lopes 

 

 

 

 

Not just wines, but horses too.  Casal Branco is one of the most important national breeding studs for the pure bred Lusitano horse