Adega de Monção
Adega de Monção was founded on the 11th of October of 1958 thanks to the initiative of 25 vine growers.
It is located in the middle of the delimited “Vinhos Verdes” region in the sub-region of Monção e Melgaço (north-western part of Portugal – boarder towns with Galicia-Spain).
The Guarantee of its products is due to its raw material, allied with a careful selection of its grapes when entering the winery, combined with the modern technology of winemaking and personal contact with its customers. Recognized nationwide, its wines are also enjoyed and valued in other countries around Europe, Africa, North an South America.
On the way to modernization
Between 1986 and 2004, Adega de Monção improved its technological conditions in grape reception and winemaking processes (a new branch of Adega de Monção was created in Melgaço in 1999), in addition to its storage capacity, quality and stabilization of bottling methods. Between 2004 and 2006 the winery underwent physical reformation and new and modern physical structures were build, allowing to a national and international commercial expansion.
Historical and cultural space of Adega de Monção
Adega de Monção Historical and Cultural Space was created in 2005 using the old installations of the former home of the person responsible for the winerie’s maintenance. Integrated in the Minho Itinerary of the Vinho Verde Route, it’s open to public.
In 2007, the wine magazine “Revista de Vinhos” awarded Adega de Monção with the title of “Cooperative of the Year” and in 2008 during the event “Lisbon Celebrates Wine” the Ministry of Agriculture of Rural Development and Fishing Distinguished it with the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” Award.
In order to be able to develop this activity, a Adega de Monção has two production facilities, which together have a capacity to receive 700,000 kg of grapes per day. It also has a storage capacity of 10,328,648 liters of wine. The winery has capacity to vinify and bottle all the wines produced. For this purpose, a new bottling line with a production capacity of 6000 bottles/hour was acquired in 2005.