The motto for family-owned Vidigal winery is “The Best Possible Wines at the Best Possible Price!”  The range of Vidigal wines come from vineyards throughout Portugal’s top winegrowing regions.  The wines are just starting to be imported to the United States and finding enthusiastic reception for their high quality and affordable prices.

35948-1 PROVALisboa “Reserva”
Tinta Roriz 70%, Castelão 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
2013 750ml UPC: 5 601996 658401
3 L B-I-B UPC: 5 601996 432742





BACK - VidigalDouro

Tinta Roriz 35%, Touriga Franca 30%, Tinta Barroca 20%,
Touriga Nacional 15%
UPC:  5 601996 113054

BACK - VidigalDaoNew


Touriga Nacional 50%, Jaen 50%
UPC:  5 601996 550118


Back - VidPorta6Red
Lisboa “Porta 6”

Red: Tinto Roriz 50%, Castelão 40%, Touriga Nacional 10%
UPC : 5 601996 547897
White: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Moscatel
UPC : 5 601996 355485
3 L B-I-B UPC : 5 601996 312600





Back - VidRDALisboa “Seleção Especial”
Touriga Nacional 40%, Syrah 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
UPC : 5 601996 220028







Back - CasaDoConega1982 Vinho Licoroso “Casa do Cónego”
Fernão Pires 100%
UPC : 5 601996 587459


I first discovered wines of Aveleda at VinExpo in Bordeaux in 2007.  At the time, Americans were just beginning to catch on to the pleasures of Vinho Verde—this light-bodied, low-alcohol, nicely fruited, slightly fizzy style of wine just perfect for summer-drinking refreshment.  As a retailer I campaigned hard to get one of our suppliers to bring the wines into Iowa.  In the intervening years, that wholesaler lost interest in the wines, and I became an importer/wholesaler myself.  One of the first wineries I contacted was Aveleda, to see about bringing the wines back into Iowa.  Aveleda has been owned & run by the Guedes family since 1870, and they consistently lead the pack for quality in their range of everyday-affordable Portuguese wines.  In 2011 Wine & Spirits magazine named Aveleda “International Winery of the Year” for the ninth time.  The two Casal Garcia wines offer simple, refreshing pleasure: the white with more citrus; the rosé with more cherry/strawberry.  Like lemonade for grown-ups, these wines are perfect for quaffing in the afternoon shade.  Quinta da Aveleda, made from the estate’s finest grapes, has a more sophisticated, minerally flavor profile, and will happily pair with picnic fare, salads, or fish.

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde
Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto, Azal
UPC:  7 64793 20830 1







Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rosé
Vinhão, Azal Tinto, Barraçat
UPC:  7 64793 32830 6







Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde
Loureiro, Alvarinho
UPC:  7 64793 22730 2







Aveleda AlvarinhoAveleda Alvarinho
Alvarinho 100%
UPC:  7 64793 27130 5