Alameda Ecosystem

The vineyards and the forest

Alameda Ecosystem

Halfway between the extensive vineyards of Santar, the 24 hectares of Quinta da Alameda combine centuries-old vines and new vineyards with an indigenous forest where varied species of fauna and flora thrive in perfect harmony.

Here, the dense forest is a complementary and irreplaceable part of a vast ecosystem where biologist and researcher Paulo Barracosa studies the different species within the framework of sustainability, vine-forest symbiosis and the preservation of the Alameda ecosystem.

The dense forest is a complementary and irreplaceable part of a vast ecosystem.

Indigenous forest

A thriving 2-hectare forest with a variety of native species, from oaks to pines and strawberry trees (arbutus unedo), where biodiversity flourishes and demonstrates the balance of nature.


Thistle is a multifunctional crop adapted to climate change and, due to the characteristics of its leaves, has the potential to prevent fungal diseases in vineyards, as well as attracting pollinators and supporting fauna.

Vineyard slope

The phased clearing of vineyard slopes encourages species to migrate without completely destroying their habitat, thus preserving the fauna.


Bees play a crucial role in Alameda ecossystem, by enhancing pollination, promoting biodiversity, and supporting a consistent and healthy flora growth. Their activity is also important for the development of other crops present in Alameda, such as our olive grove and other fruit trees.


Quinta da Alameda is rich in natural water springs, which are an essential factor in the development of biodiversity by creating diverse habitats for both aquatic and inland organisms.

Alameda Ecosystem

Wines that reflect the unique and distinctive essence of Dão.