Adega Mayor is a large winery situated in the north of the Alentejo region, close to the Spanish border. Founded in 2007 it now owns 80 hectares of vineyard planted with both international varieties and the traditional local grapes of the Alentejo.
The owners made their money through Portugal’s highly visible Delta Coffee company and the headquarters is located next door. Otherwise, Adega Mayor represents a sea of greenery in an otherwise dry and arid Campo Maior.
The winery continues to experiment with different varieties and blends and has recently had a go with Pinot Grigio, perhaps the only winery to do so with the variety in this hot region. Winemaking is headed up by a team of oenologists including Rui Reguinga, Carlos Rodrigues and Bruno Pinto da Silva.