Award Winning Winery & Guest House

Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro


  • Commercial Property
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Reception rooms: 2
  • Property size: 688 sqm
  • Land size: 67066 sqm
  • Winery
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Greenhouse


Property Description
This award winning vineyard is located in the north of Portugal, the business consists of viticulture and a B&B. The wines have very good to excellent reviews and are mainly exported to, among others, top Dutch restaurants and the Far East. This is partly due to a unique view of the way in which the vines are treated and the way in which the vinification process is organized. Right next to the wine cellar is a beautiful tasting room that can be used for multiple purposes.

Features …
Living area 833m²
Land 6,7066m² 3,3 ha of which is terraced vineyard
2 Stories, balconies
5 Bedrooms all en-suite
7 Bathrooms
Fully renovated winery
Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
Outside eating area
Wine Tasting room
Two Carports
Three private wells
Large double storey library and office
Large 20 seater dining room
Laundry room
Spacious living room
Fully equipped kitchen
Large Landing
Two Terraces South Facing with views over the Paiva and Monte Muro
Two Utility rooms
Central Heating

In Detail …
Located in the beautiful rolling countryside of North Portugal is a boutique winery showcasing the best award-winning wines of the Vinho Verde and Minho Region. The property is sited on 6.7 ha. and lies on the slopes of the river Paiva, a tributary of the famous Douro river. Wine production unit (adega) and complete equipment – double walled stainless steel kettles of 2500 litres a 1000 litre kettle and different smaller ones. A press and many stainless steel containers including and electronic controlled fermentation system.

The Quinta offers several opportunities to expand into an upscale resort. The mansion includes five suites that can easily be turned into a B&B. There is also enough space to build a boutique hotel on the property. In addition to the luxurious environment the guests of both the B&B and the Boutique hotel will have the exclusive experience of staying at a fully functional and well-known winery. Booming tourist industry in the region, Several opportunities to expand into an upscale resort. Stunning location in the beautiful countryside and close to the city of Porto.

The fully renovated winery includes a state-of-the-art production area and an exquisite tasting room, which can also function as an exceptional space for special gatherings. There is currently one full time employee. Total size of the complex is 6.7 hectares. The land surrounding the Quinta, with its terraces descending to the river, is ideally placed for growing high quality grapes with Chardonnay and Loureiro, receiving promising awards from Decanter. The wines were recently awarded with 89 points (out of 100) by the famous testing institute of Robert Parker in the USA. This is the highest score so far given to Vinho Verde wines. Several restaurants in the North of Portugal recommend the Quinta when customers ask for a top quality Vinho Verde wine. Wine experts compare the Chardonnay with an excellent Chablis wine and the Loureiro with an excellent Riesling wine. These wines have a high percentage of alcohol when compared to the average Vinho Verde wines (Chardonnay approximately 14% and Loureiro around 13%) as a result of which these wines are more sustainable and have more character. Currently being delivered exclusively to export companies and top restaurants in the EU.

The elegant paved drive leads you to the front door of the house. The property benefits from full oil-fired central heating, double-glazing throughout and pre-installation of satellite TV to all rooms. You enter the house into a large entrance Hall with ceramic tiled floors throughout. The Wooden staircase leads to first floor with rear aspect windows overlooking the breathtaking views of the mountains and river. To the right is the large 8mx5m Lounge with a log burning fire set in a stone fireplace.

From the entrance you have a passageway to the right leading to the main ground floor WC with shower, bidet, toilet and hand basin. The passage leads into the large 6x5m country style kitchen with wooden wall and base units and granite worktop, a double stainless steel sink, 4 ring gas hob, eye level electric oven and dishwasher. With a large table for casual dining and breakfast. To the rear of the kitchen is a large pantry. The backdoor leads out to a low maintenance gravel garden with fruit trees.

Further down the passage to the left off the entrance you have a rather large 4mx2.5m Utility/Laundry Room. With built in cupboards, marble worktop incorporating 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit and plumbing for washer / dryer. At the end of the passage is the ground floor Bedroom 5mx3m which is currently being utilized as a study.

The Quinta offers a high standard of living with an indoor 8mx4m swimming pool and gym / workout area along with an outdoor Swimming Pool. It also boasts a personal library over two floors with an office. A formal 5mx4m dining room seating 22 people, leads outside to the terrace and pool area, where there is an additional outdoor Kitchen/BBQ with brick built barbeque and stainless steel sink and eating area, with lovely views over the pool and countryside. There are 5 suites, a large kitchen and a spacious living room. Magnificent views are enjoyed from the back terrace overlooking the hills of the Montemuro nature reserve and river. The garage is currently being utilized as workshop, but has ample room for a car and has ceramic tiled floor, with a manual up and over door. The Boiler house/Store room is next to the outdoor kitchen which houses the central heating boiler and diesel tank.

The wooden stairs lead off the entrance to the first floor landing . Which has 4 bedrooms all with parquet flooring throughout. To the left you have 2 bedrooms both 4mx3.5m one bedroom with a door leading to a private Juliette balcony with views over the countryside, along with fitted wardrobes. The other bedroom has two large windows letting in ample light. There is a large 3mx2.5m family bathroom in the middle. With a full size bath, stand in shower, glazed shower screen, WC wash basin, bidet and heated towel rail.

To the right off the landing is the Master Bedroom 4x4m with fitted wardrobes, with French doors leading to a private Juliette balcony. En-suite bathroom 4x2m with bath, hand held shower, WC, bidet and washbasin fitted into vanity unit. ceramic tiled floor and heated towel rail. At the end is another large 5mx4m Bedroom also with its own private Juliette balcony with country views and fitted wardrobes.

The garden has a variety of fruit trees including peach, lemon, orange, kiwi, fig, plum and grape vines, with gravel to keep the maintenance low. There is a Breakfast terrace off the kitchen.

The Winery is located only 30 minutes by car from the city of Porto, the Quinta is surrounded by the mountains of the Montemuro, The integrated vineyard and winery with Luxury Quinta offer an excellent opportunity for investors who want to profit from the booming tourist industry in the region. Due to its close proximity to the city of Porto and the Douro river, its authentic charm, its historical buildings and its breathtaking views, the region in which the winery is located attracts an increasing number of tourists. These tourists are looking to experience the vineyard-winery lifestyle while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding nature.



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