In 1936, the initial owner, José Manuel da Silva, inherited our grandfather Mariano, his nephew and godson, this building in his last will. It has been the family home ever since our grandparents Esmeralda and Mariano got married, on December 25th , 1937.
This house, built in the 19th century, consists of a ground floor with a winery equipped with 46 original clay amphorae, a vinegar cellar, a courtyard with stables and a water well, and an upper floor with the private living area of the family. Wine, vinegar and brandy were formerly produced here.
The winemaking in this winery ended with the commissioning of the Adega Cooperativa de Borba in 1957. The Adega Cooperativa de Borba was founded in 1955 and our grandfather Mariano was one of the first founding partners.