In 2000 we left our secure jobs in Lisbon and immersed ourselves in what has become a family adventure, our version of sustainable viticulture and authentic winemaking.
The transition from our urban lifestyle was as natural as we could expect. Mouraz, situated in the heart of Dão region, is António’s birth place, where his family have farmed vineyards in a holistic and ecological way for many generations. This is also a place where the landscape and terroir is shaped by its people and geography, old and new vineyards coexisting with the pine, oak, chestnut and cork trees in a wild forest.
This diversity is reveals itself in the personality and complexity of the CASA de MOURAZ wines, and reflects our own love of the place. Our farm is spread over several parcels with different soils (granite and clay) and altitudes ranging from 140 to 400 meters. Our most important indigenous grape varieties are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Baga and Água-Santa for the red wines and Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal, Encruzado and Alvarinho for the whites.
All the vineyards that are part of Casa de Mouraz gained ECOCERT’s Organic certification in 1997. In 2006 we began working with Biodynamic preparations and practices. In the cellar, the vinifications are done by vineyards, usually planted with many different varieties, seeking for the essence of each terroir.