Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
The Fundação Eugénio de Almeida has a long tradition in the wine industry, as wine has been produced at its winery Adega da Cartuxa since the late 19th century. The Adega da Cartuxa is located at Quinta de Valbom, 2 km from the historical centre of the city of Évora (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and near the Cartuxa Convent. The Eugénio de Almeida family bought the estate in the 19th century and the Cartuxa winery underwent a series of renovations and expansion, whilst always preserving its historical and architectural characteristics. The Fundação Eugénio de Almeida vineyards total more than 300 hectares. The preference for traditional Alentejo grapes varieties, which are also recommended by the PDO, has been essential to the creation of the FEA wines. Thus, white grapes are predominantly Roupeiro, Antão Vaz and Arinto varieties, and the reds are Aragonez, Trincadeira and Tinta Caiada.