The Hotel Agrinho Suites & Spa Gerês in partnership with its region, wishes to compete, evolve, grow and encourage local companies of regional products such as green wine, tea, honey, among others.
On the hillside of the Abbey, with its sights set on the Cávado river and the Pousada de Santa Maria de Bouro, and from where you can see the dam of Caniçada and Gerês, is located Quinta do Cruzeiro, a space that is part of history and heritage rural and vineyard of Vila de Bouro Santa Maria and the municipality of Amares.
The designation, "Quinta do Cruzeiro", is necessarily associated with the singular and secular stone cruise located in the antechamber of the access portal, which has been placed there, in a date that is lost in the memory of time, as that to receive and give welcome visitors.
In the "Quinta do Cruzeiro" was born and lived the Father Francisco Antunes de Almeida, Chaplain of the Confraternity of S. Bento and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Abbey, functions that accumulated with that of primary school teacher. It was notable for the uninterrupted and uncompromising fight for democracy and against dictatorship.
It was through the hands of João de Deus Martins Antunes de Almeida, who succeeded in the property of the farm, that the farm was converted to the exploration of the vineyard and to the production of wine, breaking with the traditional techniques and methods. And thanks to its vision, labor and persistence, one of the first brands of green wines of the county of Amares - "JOÃO DE DEUS" - was created, in whose essence and the mother drank and drink the wine that is currently produced on the same farm - SOCALCOS DO BOURO ".
The fifth, predominantly occupied by vineyards, develops in terraces, characteristic of the land that gave name to the wine currently produced in "Quinta do Cruzeiro" - "SOCALCOS DO BOURO".
The excellent sun exposure, the soil characteristics and the microclimate of the region form a unique terroir, which is discovered and felt in the aromatic notes of the wines.
Come and try it at Hotel Agrinho Suites & Spa Gerês!