Quinta de Covela Avesso Vinho Verde

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Vinho Verde, Portugal

Quinta de Covela is a property from the XVI century. It began as a traditional farm, with several different cultures, and in the mid 50's of the 20th century was property of one of the most famous film makers in Europe, Manoel de Oliveira. With him much of the landscape in Covela changed, with new constructions, In the final of the 80's, the property was bought by the entrepreneur Nuno Araújo, that started to plant the first vines oriented for a quality wine production. The brand Covela was launched in the mid 90's, being one of the most innovative and creative of this region, but also of all the portuguese producers panorama. After some financial difficulties, in 2007, the property was part of a bank real estate. In 2011 finally the team Tony Smith and Marcelo Lima, two good friends and wine lovers, bought the property and restarted the brand. The old farm and wine-making team was hired back, to "reboot" the project and to add some new things as well.

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