"Through the passage of Lourosa lies the estate of St. Francis, a source of sweet delight for those who feel the mysterious attraction that emanates from everything touched by the turn of the century."


The St. Francis Estate, located 5 kilometers from the city of Viseu – Viseu being the heart of Beira – is an inviting and tranquil place of picturesque beauty, where one feels immersed in the landscape.


It has a rich history dating back to the 18th century, alongside the Treixedo House in Viseu, both properties of the Viscount of Treixedo, a prominent member of a noble family in the province.


The estate boasts a significant Beira-style manor that represents an important architectural, historical, and religious legacy for the Viseu region.


With approximately 8 hectares of vineyards, it also houses the chapel of Our Lady of the Slaves, founded in 1660, a heritage testimony of Portugal's 17th-century history. The estate also possesses an image of the Saint, an example of the faith and beliefs of the people and rural nobility of that era.


The "Chão de São Francisco" project is a family initiative that began in 1996, with the dream and goal of producing and marketing high-quality recognized DOC wines.

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With approximately 8 hectares of vineyards, it was completely renovated in 1996 with new vines of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Jaen grape varieties, producing around 1 to 2.5 kg per vine. From here, the DOP Dão wines "Chão da Quinta" are produced.


From our vineyards in Lafões, Chão do Vale, a very special location in the Vouzela region, São Miguel do Mato, we have a field blend of indigenous grape varieties from the Demarcated Region of Lafões. In our white wines, Arinto, Cerceal, and Dona Branca stand out, and in the red grapes - used to craft the "Chão do Vale Rosé" wine - we have Amaral, Tinta Roriz, and Jaen. With a very challenging and uneven maturation process, the challenge of producing Lafões wine is enticing and an attempt to preserve and modernize a wine with such a rich history, bringing it into the 21st century.

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