Herdade do Gamito is a 300-hectare country estate set in the Northeastern Alentejo, a province famed for its wines and rich history. The estate belongs to a traditional family with an illustrious past tied to the region, dating back to the bygone time of knights and kings. The vineyard sits among soft hills, cradled by a generous sun and featherlike clouds, being comprised of 27 hectares, for the production of world-class reds, whites, and rosés.
The vineyard is located 4 km from the historic village of Crato, the ancient headquarters of the Order of Malta in Portugal, the vines being geographically integrated in the denominated wine-producing region of Vinho Regional Alentejano. As far back as Roman times, wine was produced in this area. The soil is mostly granite in composition, well drained, and with soft gentle slopes. The climate is mediterranean with a continental influenced microclimate.
The family-owned award-winning wines of Herdade do Gamito are all estate single-vineyard, blending tradition and innovation. During the harvest, the best grapes, which are sustainable agriculture certified, are entirely harvested and selected by hand. The winery is positioned next to the vineyard, on a slope, allowing the grapes to enter the winery through the top part, purely by gravity, avoiding common disturbances caused by grape pumps. Furthermore, millenary granite walls naturally acclimatize the 350-barrel aging cellar.