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VADIO is located in the village of Poutena in the BAIRRADA region. It is a small, family project founded in 2005 by Luís Patrão whose essential element is the recovery of traditional grape varieties and the production of authentic DOC BAIRRADA wines.

We have thirteen vineyards throughout Vale D. Pedro, totaling 10 hectares, which are subdivided into 27 completely distinct plots and an old warehouse that we adapted in a very simple way for wine production. Our wines have a classic style that aims to respect the authenticity of the region and the character of the grape varieties that give rise to them.


Located in the coast of central Portugal, around 200km north of Lisbon, Bairrada is characterised by a great plateau of soft hills and numerous valleys. It is bounded on the north by the river Vouga, on the south by the river Mondego, on the east by the Caramulo-Bussaco and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The typical atlantic climate due to its proximity of the sea, together with the clay-limestone soils and native grape varieties have always contributed to the uniqueness of BAIRRADA’s wines. The region has 7,000 hectares of vineyards, with the average size of plots being 0,2 hecteres. It is known for its red wines from baga with great ageing potential, for the freshness of its whites and character of its sparkling wines.


Vadio is a project from the couple Luís Patrão and Eduarda Dias. Born in Bairrada, Luís divides his time between Vadio and Alentejo, where he worked for 13 years at Herdade do Esporão, and is currently the winemaking director at Herdade de Coelheiros. Eduarda, a Brazilian from Pernambuco and granddaughter of a Portuguese from Dão, has lived in Portugal for 11 years and runs the daily life of the small family business. Luis’s father, Mr. Dinis Patrão, is at the forefront of the viticulture. Having in the past sold agricultural products to small producers, he is today the biggest enthusiast of organic farming. The vineyard is his garden, he says: “if I do not visit the vineyard for one day, it is not a good day.” The family also has the support of viticulturist Hugo Melo, Luis’ friend from highschool, who works full time at Luís Pato, Filipe Abreu and of Dona Lurdes Silva, who perform with mastery the works of the vineyard and the cellar.

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