Quinta de Soalheiro was the first Alvarinho brand in Melgaço, and one of the first Portuguese producers of Alvarinho. The Monção e Melgaço sub-region is protected by a range of mountains that create the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and number of hours of sunshine needed to ripen the Alvarinho grapes. This very special microclimate led João Antonio Cerdeira to plant the first Alvarinho vine in 1974 and to create, in 1982, Quinta de Soalheiro. While pursuing the values of innovation, unconventionality, responsibility and excellence, it’s the passion for vines and wines and the respect for their terroir that contribute to the continuous development of Soalheiro. Led by a multidisciplinary, proactive and highly motivated team, Soalheiro treads the path towards new challenges, attaining international recognition on its way. From its pioneering creation by João António Cerdeira in 1982 in Melgaço, to this day, its focus on quality has always been present, together with a determination to improve with each harvest.