Our history dates back to the year 1880, when the illustrious Count D’Ervideira was honored by King D. Carlos I of Portugal for the functions of public and political man, and also for his contribution to the social work in the region. He was the one starting the production of wine in Évora.
Political, Philanthropist and Visionary
José Perdigão Rosado de Carvalho was born in Évora in 1862. During his life he was dedicated himself to politics and public service. He served as Provedor in Santa Casa da Misericórdia and Real Casa Pia in Évora, and founded the newspaper “Distrito de Évora”.
At the age of 24 he was honored with the title of Viscount of Ervideira, and was later elevated to Count D’Ervideira by the King D. Carlos I of Portugal.
As governor, he was responsible for the implementation of infrastructures as: fountains, drinking fountains, schools and churches.
As an entrepreneur, he increased his already vast estate of agriculture land, invested in structures, and helped to mechanize and modernize agricultural techniques. He applied the remaining funds, in social work in the Hospital of the region and Santa Casa da Misericórdia.
In the dark periods where people had no food, he installed in one of his properties a “everyone kitchen” where everyone had free access to diferente meals.
The character and work of Count D’Ervideira marked the region deeply. He was always defended the unproctected, he was generous, integral and innovative. These values have been handed down from generation to generation and today are the basis of Ervideira brand.
A Legacy of passion
Behind every Ervideira wine, there is a history. Theses wines are a tribute to a man who loved and respected the land, the sun, the vineyard and the wine.
We create wines with character, structure and complexity, to match with elegance, softness and subtlety – characteristics of Count D’Ervideira himself!
Today, the average annual production is around 800,000 bottles of wine, obtained exclusively from the grapes harvested in our vineyards. The vineyards are planted in the sub-regions of Reguengos de Monsaraz and Vidigueira.
Besides the representation in the nacional market, Ervideira also exports to more than 20 countries around the world.
In Ervideira we are all colleagues and we are all invited to work with passion, dedication and innovation.