Quinta da Tapada is located in Vila de Avô, which is located on one of the steep slopes of the River Alva and was once one of the most important manor houses in Avô and in the region, particularly after the twenties of the 20th century.

Founded by Diamantino da Fonseca, Portuguese and trader in the city of Santos, Brazil, at the beginning of the 20th century, it became a local and regional reference, in terms of agricultural production and above all in wine production.

Around the fifties of the last century, Quinta da Tapada employed dozens of rural workers throughout the year and maintained the manor house where a large number of employees took care of the size of the house, the bread oven, the threshing floor, the cellar and a pleasant garden in front of the house.

With the decrease in agricultural income and with emigration, from the seventies, Quinta da Tapada has been decaying until now being recovered for tourism, by a descendant of its founder.

Quinta da Tapada