Our Portuguese portfolio wouldn’t be complete without this premium, organic producer.
A small family project, founded in 2005 by the couple Luís Patrão, a Bairrada native, and Eduarda Dias. Vadio focuses on sustainable viticulture, organic farming, and protecting the region’s biodiversity.
Vadio is located in Portugal’s top cool climate region, Bairrada, where the Atlantic climate and clay-limestone soils work together with the native grape varieties to produce unique wines. Since its establishment, Vadio has greatly contributed to the re-emergence of the region’s traditional varietals and the DOC Bairrada. Vadio’s wines are true to the region and classic in style – the reds have amazing ageing potential, the whites are deliciously fresh, and the sparklings are charming and characterful. The Vadio Bairrada Tinto has been called a “perfect, well-priced introduction to Baga, the sometimes tricky red grape variety from Portugal's Atlantic coast,” by Julia Harding MW.
True to their small scale, sustainable style, Vadio has only four small, but very distinct, vineyard blocks – each with a unique terroir, allowing them to experiment. Production takes place in a simple, renovated warehouse on the farm and is a true family operation. Luís’s father, Dinis, heads up the viticulture, and being a huge organic enthusiast, says, “If I do not visit the vineyard for one day, it is not a good day.”