BATOREU family is a historic winemaking family from Aveiras de Cima, Portugal. The two major branches of the family, Batoreu and Canteiro, have been involved in the production of wine for over five generations. In 1860, Ignacio Batoreu and José N. Canteiro are established as wine producers in Aveiras de Cima, growing their own grapes in vineyards located at Sítio dos Poços, the same place where is located the main property of the family today. In the early 1900's, the Batoreu family winemaking heritage continued with Ignacio's son, António Batoreu, who built a new cellar and started to sell his wine regularly for distribution in the Lisbon market. In 1921, António Batoreu lost his father Ignacio and his wife Nazareth in just 4 months. António's unique son, José Batoreu, was only 15 years old and started to work in the wine business helping his father. A few years later they founded the company BATOREU & FILHO, which was mantained until António's death in 1957. After that, José Batoreu continued to run the wine business sucessfully itself.
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Associating tradition, art and technique, our wines are produced from selected grapes grown in 42 hectare vineyards in Aveiras de Cima, a terroir composed of scattered pockets of limestone and clay soil.
Tejo is the main Iberian river, called Tagus in Latin and English. The Tejo region has been known as a wine producing region since the middle age. The river separates the 3 distinct areas of wine production.