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Alagoa Organic Farm

Set in beautifully scenic countryside in Carrazedo de Montenegro near the Padrela mountains, the Quinta d'Alagoa is spread over 70 hectares (about 170 acres) of farm and woodland. Chestnut, olive and vine are the main crops.

All produce is organically grown and certified by SOCERT, the Portuguese Organic Quality Control entity. Amidst fields and woods, the farm buildings of unusual historical and cultural value are an excellent example of rustic architecture.

The old farmhouse, labourers lodgings, barn and other outhouses have been restored and adapted for agrotourism. The farm is a member of TER (Turismo no Espaço Rural – Rural Tourism Association).

The Quinta D’Alagoa is a member of the T.E.R. – Rural Tourism Association.
At the heart of this vast estate are the farm buildings. They have been proposed as Listed Buildings, in recognition of their historic and cultural value.

The Casa dos Moços, the Casa das Mulheres, the Coberto da Nora and the Casa do Caseiro - the seasonal labourers housing, are a good example of traditional rustic architecture and permit a glimpse into the daily life of the past.

The Lagar do Azeite and the Lagar do Vinho have been restored to working order, retaining their original components.
The Casa da Quinta has six double bedrooms all with en suite bathroom.
The stable has been adapted to become a meeting and reunion room for large groups.

Apart from its main crops of 3 hectares (about 7 acres) of vine, 16 hectares (about 40 acres) of olive and 23 hectares (about 57 acres) of chestnut, the Quinta D’Alagoa also grows vegetables, has orchards and 10 hectares (about 25 acres) of Lameiro (water meadows). There are oak, poplar and pine woods.

Organic farming was adopted throughout the farm in 2001 and is certified by SOCERT, the Portuguese Organic Quality Control entity.

No artificial chemicals are used in fertilization, neither are pesticides or herbicides used. The cattle consume only natural fodder.


Contact Details

Address: Santa Maria de Émeres, 5445 - Carrazedo de Montenegro
Telephone +351 228 320 900
Website: www.alagoa.net
   

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