Quinta de Maritávora

Maritávora – Investimentos, Lda. Was founded with the aim of providing a family activity with a business structure with more than 150 years of history and tradition.

In the mid-19th century, José Junqueiro Júnior, father of the poet Guerra Junqueiro, acquired a set of farms and properties in the region of Freixo de Espada à Cinta in the Upper Douro, the vast majority of which are still held by his direct descendants.

An old white grape vine planted by our ancestor at the end of the 19th century is still in production today, giving rise to Maritávora Nº1 Great Reserve White.

Respect for nature and the environment is one of the main strategic vectors


Vision and Values

Our project has as main objective the valorization of the cultural and family heritage, promoting the production and commercialization of wines and other products of superior quality in the Douro Superior region, in the municipality of Freixo de Espada à Cinta, having as reference values:
• The preservation of the family legacy (patrimonial and cultural);
• Respect for the people involved in the project;
• Respect for the environment;
• The creation of high quality products;
• The use of traditional techniques combined with modern technologies in constant innovation.

Valuing a cultural and family heritage with more than 150 years of history and tradition.


Strategic orientation

Without ever forgetting our past and our traditions, we look to the future focused:
In the exploration and improvement of the genetic heritage
Our vineyards are of traditional indigenous varietals from the Douro and we have developed studies and tests with almost lost grape varieties in order to recover and enhance this valuable asset.
In the continuous and consistent improvement of the quality of our wines
The search for quality improvement is a permanent attitude towards the various components and processes and, in this sense, we have been systematically introducing improvements in production systems.
In developing a sophisticated and contemporary image
Reflecting the character of our project and, at the same time, betting on innovation is a challenge that concerns us.

Currently, with wine production of around 50,000 bottles / year, we have a small project, but clearly focused on quality and a differentiated positioning. We want to vinify only our own production, maintaining a character of Quinta and be recognized as producers of excellence.