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The region of Lisbon, previously known as Estremadura, is located northwest of Lisbon in an area of about 40 km. The climate is temperate by virtue of Atlantic influence. The summers are cool and the winters are mild, although the most distant areas of the sea are a little colder.


Achieving various awards in both international and Portuguese wine competitions, the quality of our brand Porão Velho (both red and white) is certainly certified by the highest standards.


Encosta da Vila Sociedade Agrícola Lda, is located in the Lisboa wine producing region. Under the influence of the Atlantic ocean, the diversity of its landscape has the perfect conditions to produce grapes of outstanding quality.

Since early 2013, Encosta da Vila has concentrated its activity in the production and marketing of wine.


Using the finest Portuguese grape varieties such as Arinto (white), Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional (reds) blended with the international Syrah we produce full bodied wines with exceptional aromatic quality.

Our people and our vineyard

Carrying the land to deserve what it offers the best, is the basis of our team’s ongoing and continuous work.

Careful works throughout the year, and treatments carried out under an integrated protection regime, guarantee grapes of the best quality.

The grapes and the winery

We have strengthened our commitment to viticulture by selecting different varieties so that, from year to year, we obtain better wines, thus satisfying the various national and international markets.

The cellar receives the best of the vineyard. We give priority and attention to the minimal intervention and careful handling to maximize the potential of the grapes.

2014 Porão Velho Wine reLaunch

Start developed a new range of high quality Portuguese wines that will bring a fresh look to the category, the Vintage Porão Velho , Red Wine Reserve .

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Vintage Porão Velho White Wine

Launch of the Vintage Porão Velho White Wine

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Porão Velho Rose Wine and Penafirme slightly sparkling wine first batch production

Launch of the Vintage Porão Velho Rose Wine and Penafirme slightly sparkling wine, for young people who seem to favor “simple, fresh and socializing” wines, more direct and with less wood.

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Porão Velho Vintage Wine rebranding

It was carried out the rebranding of the Porão Velho Vintage Wine and and enhanced our dynamic in overseas markets.

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Lisbon Region

West and north of the city of Lisbon, the Lisboa wine region was until recently known as Estremadura. A lot of wine is made here, much of it in co-operatives, in a very wide variety of styles and qualities. This region where the “vinho regional” Lisboa is predominant also has nine DOC.

A number of the top wine estates of Lisboa are in or around the DOC region of Alenquer, tucked in to the east of the Serra de Montejunto, and therefore a little warmer, a little less windy and wet. Grapes can ripen well, and red wines especially can be top class.

For the Lisboa region as a whole, the main traditional white varieties are Arinto, Fernão Pires, Malvasia, Seara-Nova and Vital, and for reds Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelão, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, but many other national and foreign grapes are now used for VR wines and certain DOC wines.


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