Quinta Valbom is a 300 year old wine estate of about 5 hectares and is located in the village of Ribas, which in turn falls under the municipality of Celorico de Basto.
Quinta means farm in Portuguese and in the case of Quinta Valbom it is a wine farm. Valbom is derived from “Vale Bom” meaning good valley.
For many years the adega – the wine cellar, was the place where the vinho verde of the domain was made. The many grape plants in the area bear witness of that activity just like the old oak wine barrels that we stumbled upon when restoring the place.
On the terraces there are many fruit trees such as oranges, tangerines, lemons, peaches, apples, figs, cherries, walnuts and chestnuts. Of course there are also olive trees. The atmosphere is nevertheless mainly determined by the many majestic plane trees that provide welcome shade in the summer.
Because the site is rich in trees and shrubs Quinta Valbom also is a paradise for birds. For bird lovers, there is a lot to enjoy. From sparrows that nest under the eaves, cheerful twittering blackbirds and wagtails hopping around to the always-popular hoopoe. At night you fall asleep with the call of the owl.
Wine is not made at Quinta Valbom anymore but elsewhere in Portugal they do a great job in producing a range of wonderful wines. A selection of the best of these wines we will save for you, our guests.
Furthermore, the delicious fruits of our trees will regularly find their way to your plate when you're in our adega or on our terrace having breakfast or dinner.