All about our estate
Herdade Tapada do Falcão is situated in the Alto Alentejo, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Portugal. The Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, an excellent location for walking and bird watching, is a few minutes drive from the house. The village of Caia, on the outskirts of which the property is situated, lies just 8 km south of the town of Portalegre, about 225 km east of Lisbon and close to the Spanish border. The new Vasco de Gama bridge across the River Tagus in Lisbon and very good roads make the drive from Lisbon around two hours.
The main house lies within 55 hectares (130 acres) of woodland and pastureland abounding with cork oaks, holm oaks, eucalyptus, olives and umbrella pines. Indigenous flowers and shrubs flourish in their natural state and the landscape is punctuated by numerous granite outcrops. Early in 2000, 6.2 hectares (15 acres) of vines were planted.
Nestling on the edge of the estate, and lying totally hidden from view about 500 metres from the main house up an unmade track, is Casa do Outeiro, a renovated 300 year old cottage and the original property on the land