The decision to renovate Romaneira in 2004 was based on a belief, since vindicated by the outstanding quality of the wines we have been able to produce here, that Romaneira possesses one of the great vineyard terroirs of the Douro. Our old vines have been lovingly spruced up and cared for. Vines have also been replanted, offering a wider range of expression of the various different microclimates and individual terroirs at the Quinta. The vineyard has 86 hectares planted, principally with the noble Douro grape varieties of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão, but also a small proportion of white grapes (Gouveio, Viosinho and Rabigato), and a few experimental hectares of “exotic” grape varieties such as Syrah and Petit Verdot, which have been producing very exciting results.