About the Quinta

A panoramic view of the vineyards

Surrounded by its five hectares of cultivated farmland, the Quinta do Outeiro has extensive vineyards and superb views of the Douro valley. With great character and charm, the Quinta is open for tourism with a wide range of accommodation and services for all needs. We have sumptuous en suite rooms in the main house as well as a variety of luxurious suites and cottages on the Quinta grounds.

The proximity of Sá Carneiro do Porto Airport as well as other major cities, makes the Quinta an ideal location to explore the hidden charms and beauty of the area.

A few minutes away is the village of Caldas de Aregos (3.5 km), famous for its thermal springs and the marina with beautiful views. The Village of Resende (3.9 km) has a variety of shops, supermarkets, local markets and typical restaurants where you can taste traditional delicacies of the region.

Located in the Douro Valley region, the Quinta features unique architecture and characteristics that blend harmoniously into the  landscape. Tranqulity, comfort and relaxation is something for guests to expect, along with soul renewal and escape from the everyday stresses of life.

From the beautiful swimming pools and the terraces with splendid views to the formal gardens and structures dating from 1906, the variety of choice means there is something of joy to meet even the most demanding requirements and tastes.

The Quinta has an elegant and enchnating events space with a capacity for up to 200 people. It offers the ability to provide stunning weddings, banquets, corporate hospitality and the like. The Quinta also has one of the most elobrate, historic chapels in the region, worthy of being seen and appreciated.

With 2.5 hectares of vineyards and a state-of-the-art winery, Quinta do Outeiro has an annual production of around 20,000 bottles of high quality wine. These cover various qualities of red, white, rosé and sparkling wine. Depending on the year and type, the Quinta’s wines include Reservas and Grande Reservas (the highest accolade for any wine). Quality, not quantity, is always the priority.

History of the Quinta

Quinta do outeiro is a beautifully restored 17th-century manor house located in the heart of the Douro Valley.

This five-hectare estate, surrounded by beautiful vineyards, offers superior accommodation with a staff versed in a highly personal and distinctive service.

Quinta do Outeiro is an important historical building of the region, and its origins date back to the seventeenth century, where it was owned by the Portuguese nobility, including descendants of William I of England, the Conqueror.

Since its acquisition by José Pinto Cardeano in 1906, Quinta do Outeiro has remained in the family for a century.

José Cardeano made his fortune in Brazil and when he returned, decided to acquire the Quinta, where he did substantioal developement work, including the chapel and the manor house, and also created the formal gardens, as they can be seen today.

In recent decades, the Quinta do Outeiro went through a period of deterioration until it was acquired in 2006 by two British businessmen, with the vision and passion of renovating and restoring it to its former glory.

In an interesting turn of fate, the successful entrepreneurial activities of a Portuguese national in Brazil provided the fortunes for the turnaround of the Quinta at the beginning of the 20th Century. A century later, the entrepreneurial spirit of two Englishmen – who found success in the booming Information Technology industry – saw, once again, the return of  the Quinta to an estate of land and buildings that the region can be proud of.