VITICULTURE

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“VINOSPHERE” RESERVE

Commitment and passion

We are committed to promoting and safeguarding our history, tradition and autochthonous vines. We cultivate authentic “islands of viticultural diversity” on a 45° slope. While many would choose not to work on these lands due to the high production costs that are involved, that isn’t an option for us, as it truly is our passion.

SACRA

Viticulture

TWENTY CENTURIES OF KNOWLEDGE

A question of faith

Today Regina Viarum is so much more than just a wine, in fact, it symbolises pride in doing things well, and the value of knowing to expect excellence. It is the result of all of the knowledge that has been passed down through the ages by the Roman plebs, and the monks, and all of those who have believed and continue to believe in it.

Viticulture

Sacra

TWENTY CENTURIES OF KNOWLEDGE

A question of faith

First century. Amandi, the wine that was savoured by the Roman emperors.The wine-making tradition of the parish of Amandi, which is considered as the epicentre for wine production in the Ribeira Sacra, actually dates back to before the Roman rule. Tradition has it that their wines were sent to Rome to be savoured by the emperors and their high dignitaries. The wine-filled amphorae were transported by cart to a sea port before being loaded on to boats.

Viticulture

Sacra

TWENTY CENTURIES OF KNOWLEDGE

A question of faith

Fifteenth century. The monasteries, large producers of wineWine played and continues to play a fundamental role in Christian liturgy. This meant that the clergy would always have a need for vineyards. According to historians, at the same time as cathedrals and monasteries were being built, vineyards were also being planted.   All of the vineyard plantations in the Middle Ages belonged to religious orders and feudal lords.

Viticulture

Mountain

RISK SPECTACLE

Respect for this environment

Developments in machinery have had a limited effect on this type of viticulture given that the vertiginous slopes make it impossible for tasks to be mechanised in the vineyards, although rails are occasionally used for transporting the grapes. All of those who work on these lands are able to perfectly understand the meaning of words such as sacrifice, adversity and hard work. If we had to use just one word to sum up what we feel for this environment, it would be “respect”.

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