Ar De Arte is a small family-owned winery located in the heart of the Douro Valley in Portugal. The winery was founded in 2001 by Miguel Louro and his wife Marta, who had a dream of producing high-quality wines that reflected the unique terroir of the region.
The winemaker at Ar De Arte is Miguel Louro, who has a degree in oenology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. Miguel is known for his expertise in the traditional winemaking techniques of the Douro Valley and his commitment to sustainable practices.
The vineyard is located in the sub-region of Cima Corgo, which is known for its steep terraced vineyards and schist soils. The terroir is ideal for growing grapes for Port wine, which is the primary focus of the winery. The vineyard is planted with traditional grape varieties, such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz.
Ar De Arte has received several awards for its wines, including a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards and a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge. The wines are known for their intense flavours, complex aromas, and silky textures, and they have been praised by critics for their exceptional quality.
Ar De Arte preserves the traditional winemaking techniques of the Douro Valley using foot-treading to extract the juice from the grapes - a labour-intensive process but one that results in wines of exceptional quality.