We pride ourselves on making unique wines in limited quantities, from grapes grown in a sustainable way.
Located in the southeast area of the Minho region, where the Vinho Verde has its roots, we produce our wines. Our vineyard has less than 5 hectares but a total of 10 grapes varietals, with which we love to make experiments.
At our vineyards we use the Integrated Production method which combines respect for the environment with profitable and durable business practices. We are also committed to not use any plastic in our bottles and cases (where we ship and sell the wine). At the moment we are also working on printing our labels in paper from sustainable forests.
We believe we will all benefit from these practices and we thank you for supporting us.
Cork is considered to be a renewable and sustainable material because the harvesting of cork doesn’t require the cutting down or damaging of any trees. Instead the trees grow until they are about 25 years old and then they can start to be harvested every 9 years, for the lifetime of the three – 270 years.
At Sapateiro, all our wines have cork stoppers, with a special and different message in them.
Boutique to us means to be committed in producing high quality wine and provide a personalized experience, while giving it a sense of uniqueness.
It all starts with the handpicked grapes that end up producing a variety of small batches of wine bottled beautifully, with attention to details like enumerated bottles and corks with messages on them.
The wines were the best we’ve had in Portugal.
– Colby Hall
Out of all the vineyards we have visited in Italy, Spain and Portugal, this winery was the very best. The tour, the quality of wine, the presentation and food were beyond outstanding.
– Anna Lapidus
Sapateiro is doing some really interesting stuff with their wines.
– Andrew McNaught