Bacalhôa

Bacalhôa Wines, which was founded in 1922 under the designation João Pires & Sons, has developed over the years into one of the most innovative wine producers in Portugal today.

The company started out in wine production using grapes from the Palmela region. It was during the 1970's that a new driving force turned the company around, through the introduction of the latest modern technologies, both in terms of viticulture and oenology. This brought Bacalhôa Wines to the forefront of national top quality wine-producing companies.
In 1998, Comendador José Berardo became the principal shareholder and continued the company's mission, investing in the planting of new vines, the modernization of the wineries and in the acquisition of new properties, also initiating a partnership with the Lafitte Rothschild Group on the Quinta do Carmo estate.

In 2008, Bacalhôa Wines bought the Quinta do Carmo estate, whilst the Lafitte Rothschild Group acquired a shareholding in Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal. It was in this same year that Bacalhôa Wines became the principal shareholder of Aliança, one of the most prestigious producers of high quality sparkling wines, fortified wines and table wines.
The Bacalhôa Group owns wineries in the most important regions of Portugal: the Alentejo, the Setúbal Peninsula (Azeitão), Lisbon, Bairrada, Dão and the Douro.

"Art, Wine and Passion" has been the theme across the various estates and has superseded all expectations. This project has combined the whole viticultural process- both traditional and modern- with a wide variety of art exhibitions, from painting to sculpture, not forgetting magnificent masterpieces of nature.

With a total capacity of 20 million liters, 15,000 oak barrels and approximately 1,000 hectares of wine-producing vines, Bacalhôa Wines continues to invest in innovation, working towards the creation of wines which will offer unique and interesting experiences, all of a consistently high quality.