Casa Agrícola HMR

The Estate is located in Pedrogão, Vidigueira municipality, by the village of Marmelar, about 17 km east of Vidigueira. It is very close to the Alqueva reservoir, about 13 km directly.

It has an area of about 1.100 hectares, most of which is on the southern slope of the Serra do Mendro and consists of Mediterranean forest, with several species of native trees, particularly the Cork Tree, Oleaster, Holm Oak and Strawberry Tree. It is crossed by the Marmelar River, which, next to the winery of the Estate, has a dam that creates one of the 3 large water reserves for agricultural use in the Estate. The current main agricultural holdings are 43 hectares of vineyards and 210 hectares of traditional, semi-intensive and super-intensive olive groves.

The Herdade do Monte da Ribeira  was acquired in 1986 by the industrialist Victor Carmona e Costa who, in the following 15 years, not only completely reformed the estate, but also implemented the entire productive agricultural structure and winery.

The Estate is owned by Casa Agrícola HMR SA, which is wholly owned by a foundation that bears the name of its two Founders, the Fundação Victor e Graça Carmona e Costa. The Foundation, with headquarters and facilities in Lisbon, is dedicated to supporting contemporary art in Portugal and Casa Agrícola HMR SA is one of its foundational assets.

The first vineyard of theMonte da Ribeira  was planted in 1989 and a winery was built alongside it for wine production. The first harvest, of 1992, was marketed under the brand Vidigueira. Later, the brands Pousio and Quatro Caminhos were added and, recently, the brand Marmelar.
In recent years, the winery has been modernized and, for about 12 years now, the vineyard has been expanded and renovated, currently occupying 43 hectares.


Herdade do Monte da Ribeira
7960-011 Pedrogão

T.(+351) 217 958 188
F.(+351) 933 065 004
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