A VALLEY OF TRADITIONS AND ANCIENT STORIES
Right on the upper Douro on an extensive area from the Douro river up to the Veiga valley where the transition from slate to granite takes place, and a few kilometers away from the medieval Marialva castle and its historic village, one out of ten in Portugal.
A microclimate of proven excellency that allows to produce wealth, a valley lined with vineyards, olive and almond plantations.
Such is the location of the Vale da Cerdeira farm, by the IP2 main road from where the Mary Immaculate chapel can be admired as an “ex-libris” of the farm and its surroundings.
It was land of medieval the knights Templar, as proved by the architecture of the Longroiva castle, standing 4 kilometers away from Vale da Cerdeira farm. The main castle tower stands up as the richest historic symbol of this humble village. The hot springs of Longroiva with its special water qualities are known to be a treatment to several health problems such as muscles, rheumatism, breathing and skin diseases. .
This is a wonderful land of valleys and mountains with the pre-historic site of “Vale do Coa”, a heritage of mankind recognized by UNESCO with its museum at about 15 kilometers away from Vale da Cerdeira. This land of traditions and ancient history where the ancestors made their history and wealth is still nowadays the basis of the regional economy in a Douro region not only made of vineyards but also of an outstanding olive oil production.