Quinta do Romeu has some thousands of hectares (or acres) of woodland,
spread over eight municipalities in the Bragança district. This typically
Mediterranean forest has its origins in the Pliocene (approximately 5 million
The land contains stretches of an indescribable beauty, both in terms of
its landscape and of the environmental balance within. It offers us the
awe-inspiring silence of nature undisturbed for millennia. Certain parts of the
estate are classified within the Natura 2000 network, the European network for
the preservation of biodiversity and natural habitats.
The cork oak is a remarkable tree, capable of thriving on poor dry soils
in extremely adverse climatic conditions. No other tree offers so much whilst
requiring so little. And although the grapevine demands attention and the olive
tree is supremely forgiving, the cork oak is averse to any meddling, either with
itself or its surrounding vegetation.
The cork from each tree is removed every 10 years by workers on the
estate, typically during June and July. At Quinta do Romeu we leave it to
the tree to tell us when to start removing cork and when to stop. Its every
need is respected.
Quinta do Romeu cork is used in the production of corks for wine bottles,
considered the most appropriate seal for high-quality wines.