The history of Casa Ferreirinha, a famous estate in northern Portugal, is deeply linked to an extraordinary woman: Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. In the 19th century, she extended the terraced vineyards and improved the daily lives of winegrowers in the Douro region by building schools and hospitals. Her dedication gave rise to a deep affection among the local population, who nicknamed her "Ferreirinha", in other words "the little Ferreira lady." When she died in 1896, not only did she leave behind the memory of an outstanding woman who had made a great contribution to the common good, she also bequeathed an impressive wine-growing legacy to the Douro.
Since 1987, Casa Ferreirinha has belonged to Sogrape Vinhos, a family-run business that extends its expertise across the 16 properties in its portfolio.
Casa Ferreirinha benefits from the exceptional terroir of the Douro region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Here, a terroir with a long winemaking tradition has been producing great wines for almost 2,000 years. Although the north of Portugal is characterised by its granite soil, which is not very suitable for growing vines, the land around the Douro river is made up of 250,000 hectares of schist. In addition to the rich soil in which Casa Ferreirinha's vines take root, the region benefits from a continental microclimate sheltered from marine influences by the surrounding mountains.
Casa Ferreirinha's reputation is founded on the noble values and traditions that drive the Portuguese company. A true interpretation of time, the estate's wines are unrivalled in their ability to express with finesse the rich heritage of centuries of know-how. Its flagship wine, Barca Velha, is a rare cuvée that has captured the hearts of wine lovers the world over.