Their passion for the region they lived in and for it’s wine led the Lamas family to make an attempt at producing it. In order to achieve this, they always opted for excellence and rigour in all the details related to its production. The decision to plant vines at Quinta das Bajancas was made in 1993, after performing studies on which varieties are the most suitable for the location’s climatic conditions. After the study was carried out, they chose the varieties of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca and Tinta Amarela for red wines and Rabigato, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina and Códega do Larinho for white wines.
The first re-plantation then took place on a plot of 4 hectares halfway up a slope facing the south with known as “Bajancas”. The vines were planted in the beginning of 1994 and a decision was made not to produce and bottle any quantities for ten years in order to privilege only the plant’s vegetative development.In 2000, the second phase of replanting the vines was underway on another 8 hectares with the varieties of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca. Thereby, Quinta das Bajancas’ vineyards extended over a total area of 12 hectares. They decided the 2004 vintage would be their first and haven’t looked back since. They produce 4 wines the excellent Tinto Douro and its Reserva and two whites the delighfully fresh Branco and the devine Private Selection. But the coolest thing about this winery has got to be the labels, which I Love and clearly haven’t listened to the advice in the title. All wines except the limited edition private selection white are in stock and cost less than €20. A great reason to come along to our tasting and try them!!