Soc. Agricola Herdade dos Lagos, LDA

Vale de Acor, 7750-056 Mertola, Alentejo
Telephone +351 286 991145
Fax +351 286 991146

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ProWein 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand B11

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ProWein 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Wines from Europe
  • 01.01.17  Wines from Portugal
  •  Wines from Alentejo

Wines from Alentejo

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.07  OTHER WINES
  • 01.07.05  Ecological Wines

Ecological Wines

Our products

Product category: Wines from Alentejo, Ecological Wines


On about 25 hectares of Herdade dos Lagos Syrah (the international star), Aragonez (known in Spain as Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional (an old port wine grape) and Alicante Bouschet (intense color match) are cultivated.

The differentiation for the subsequent quality wines that are produced begin in the vineyard. The best location is reserved for Reserva wines, and here you also find the most pruning in the vines. The location with the most dense shade is for the Rosé and Blanc de Noir. Having the earliest harvest and the least crop pruning, a low alcohol content and a good acid value is achieved.

The grapes are harvested by hand in the cool morning hours  and transported chilled to the winery.

In order to produce quality wines in this wonderful environment , we rely on the expertise of winemaker Carsten Heinemeyer, with whom we work together closely and trustingly since the beginning of the transition to organic farming .

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About us

Company details

For over thirty years, the Herdade dos Lagos is owned by the Zeppenfeld family. Over that time there have been many changes.

The Alentejo region is located in southern Portugal, and was in the earlier years considered the breadbasket of Portugal. Thus the origin of the farm is in agriculture.

When the Bremen shipowner Horst Zeppenfeld, still as captain,  fell in love with this country, there was already a dream: the cultivation of vines and olive trees. The family and the manager Dietmar Ochsenreiter have worked steadily on the realization.

Today on the 1000 acres of pasture land with its five reservoirs for about 1000 sheep the cultivation of vines, olives and carob are in the foreground.

In the family the daughter, Antje Kreikenbaum, took over the marketing and distribution of the products of Herdade dos Lagos and the responsibility to promote new visions supported by her husband, the landscape architect Thorsten Kreikenbaum.

The conversion to organic farming was a great challenge and so far one of the biggest changes to the Herdade.
There were some bureaucratic obstacles on the way and reservations had to be overcome. But after a controlled transition phase one can now speak with pride of a certified organic winery.

Thus, the optimum conditions that can be found in the Alentejo, with its vast, unspoiled land and conserved natural resources are used. This results in natural wines and products that enable undisturbed taste.

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