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 today has 86 hectares planted, principally with the noble Douro grape varieties of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão, but also a significant proportion of white grapes (Gouveio, Viosinho, Boal and Rabigato). We also have several hectares planted to Syrah and Petit Verdot, both of which produce excellent results at Romaneira, either as site specific varietal wines, or in the blend of Dona Clara.