Located in the parish of Vila Caíz, Quintas de Caíz, they’re part of the Amarante sub-region in the demarcated region of Vinho Verde.
With their high average elevation, in a microclimate characterized by high thermal amplitudes, in soils of granitic origin with a clay-loamy structure, well drained, fertile and under good solar exposition, stands out the varieties Alvarinho, Arinto, Avesso, Azal, Fernão Pires, Loureiro and Trajadura.
Using the most modern techniques of vinification under the guidance of the enologist António de Sousa, are produced the Encostas de Caíz, vinhos verdes of superior quality.
A variety cultivated particularly in the subregion of Monção and Melgaço, but given its quality, it has been carried to other parts of the region and the country.
Variety grown throughout the region but not recommended in the subregion of Monção and Melgaço. Known as Arinto de Bucelas, it reaches its highest level of quality in inland areas of the region.
A variety cultivated particularly in the subregion Baião, but given its quality, has been cultivated in neighboring subregions such as Amarante, Paiva and Sousa.
Variety grown in inland areas where it matures well and reaches its highest level of quality when planted in dry and well-exposed areas, such as the subregions of Amarante, Basto, Baião and Sousa.
Cultivated mainly in the Center and South areas of the country, particularly in the regions of Bairrada (where it’s known as Maria Gomes), Tejo and Península de Setúbal.
Variety grown in almost every region and best suited to coastal areas, not recommended only in the innermost subregions such as Amarante, Basto and Baião.
Variety of good quality grown throughout the region although not recommended in the subregion of Baião.