Quinta de S. José is a family project that started in early 1999, at the will of João Brito e Cunha, Ruy Brito and Cunha, due to the excellent location of the Quinta’s houses, practically above the river and in a Terroir and characteristics of soils on very particular slopes. In 2005, João Brito e Cunha bought the entire vineyard, bush and brand of Quinta de S. José from his family to take over and dedicate himself to the project of producing and marketing wines under the Quinta de S. José brand.
Excellent Terroir, bluish-gray shale with traces of tin, the result of some tin mines that existed many years ago in a higher area of the Quinta, contributing to a profile of very distinct, fresh, mineral and deep wines.
JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA
João Brito e Cunha is one example of the new generation of winemakers and producers who settled in the Douro and launched personal projects. In his case, the challenge is to praise the family scrolls with his imprint and honor the memory of his fifth grandmother, D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, the “queen” of the Douro, also known as Ferreirinha.