Quinta das Touquinheiras made an impression for the first time in a race, getting the desired Award Vinho Verde.This boosted José Luis Gonçalves de Araújo to acquire new vineyards and, in 1995, the Albariño wine Touquinheiras made his first appearance on the market.Quinta das Touquinheiras is a property with 9 ha located in Melgaço, the demarcated region of Vinho Verde. In 2001, José Araújo's daughter, Clementine Araújo, took the direction of Quinta. This winery currently produces wines Touquinheiras Alvarinho and Clemen (Albariño and Trajadura) and brandy Alvarinho.
The utmost care is taken with the vineyards and the winery. The harvesting is done by hand to ensure the quality of the grapes, followed by a small pneumatic pressing and prolonged maceration at controlled temperatures.The high quality of the grapes combined with the vast experience Anselmo Mendes (one of the best national winemakers), originate wines with real character, passion, purity and quality.