José da Costa, a man from Douro, founded Quinta da Carregosa in 1909. He started the first Quinta vineyards, using the main traditional grape varieties of the Douro region.
José da Costa was the one that started in his Quinta the process of vinification and negotiation of the Oporto wine.
His son, Serafim da Costa, significantly increased the vineyard area and the production of the Douro and Porto wines thanks to his work, enthusiasm, pedagogy and experience. The Porto wine produced in the Quinta was taken by oxen to Távora river, one of the small rivers of Douro river, and then taken by small boats called rabelos throughout the Douro river till Vila Nova de Gaia.
Fernando Costa, a young winemaker and son of Manuel Costa, brings with him innovation, technical and scientific knowledge, strength to continue the family legacy, allowing, therefore, a promising future in the production and marketing of the brands of the now called Carregosa Wines Lda. The strong investment made in the vineyards and in the equipment in the last years outlines specific goals that the owners want to achieve.