Herdade Tapada do Falcão is a small estate in the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal
The estate, comprising some 130 acres, nestles on the edge of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, a protected area noted for its beauty and nature. This is an exceptional corner of unspoilt Portugal, full of character, barely touched by tourism and steeped in history.
The vineyard planted in 2000 produces its own robust red wine and we have two peaceful properties available to rent, Tapada do Falcao, the main house on the estate, and Casa do Outeiro, a 300 year old cottage. The ancient towns of Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portalegre, Estremoz and Elvas are close by.
Please browse our site, read more about our wine and our rental properties, and discover more about this truly charming and unspoilt corner of the country.
Our Holiday Properties
We have two houses available to rent, Tapada do Falcão, the main house on the estate, and the smaller, original cottage Casa do Outeiro. These are usually rented separately but may be taken together for larger groups.
Our wines are made from predominantly indigenous grape varieties, with the judicious addition of Syrah which works particularly well in the region. The wines are distinctly different from the typical international style that is now so commonly found, and are a good expression of the local terroir which is recognised as one of the finest in Portugal.
We make a full bodied red wine called Rocha Rosa which is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah and occasionally Trincadeira grapes.