Ancient wine technology For modern times
Sustainable Natural Wines
2000 Yr Old Wine Making With A Twist
Breaking The Rules
Unique, natural wines from the Alentejo
We are a group of family & friends, a fraternity with a passion for producing sustainable, small batch, natural wines using a wine making process that’s over 2000 years old. We’re preserving unique approach to wine that leverages nature, uses less energy and delivers authentic flavorful wines. We ‘break rules’ by fermenting single varietal grapes in their own Talha (Amphora) before creating our blends. Our best blends are barrel aged and reserved for members only. Our wine making process produces a unique signature to wines you will not find anywhere else in the world.
Small batch, hand harvested & crushed grapes.
Unique winemaking process
Using centuries old talhas / amphoras just as the Romans did, our wine is made with limited intervention, zero-industrial processing, no commercial enzymes or nutrients – not to a pre-determined recipe but blended based on taste from our single varietal fermentation process per talha. Unique to talha wines. We also produce oak barrel aged wines which adds complementary flavour notes to our wines; unique to Talha Maifa Wines.
We make small batch natural wines from hand harvested & crushed grapes. This process reduces damage to grapes and improves the quality of fermentation process with the naturally occurring malolactic bacteria present on the fruit and the indigenous wild and natural yeasts.
From traditional farming and wine making methods to our packaging choices, we are committed to our community and our planet.
Sustainability at the core
Small batch, hand harvested & crushed grapes, natural wines reduces damage to grapes and improves quality of fermentation process and the naturally occurring malolactic bacteria present on the fruit and the preservation of indigenous wild yeasts brought to grapes from bees.
We break with tradition in packaging. Our boxed wine, Pistol, represents our commitment to sustainability and to show that quality wines don’t have to be in a bottle. Our box is made from 75% recycled materials and is recyclable after use. We also use eco-friendly bottles that weigh less than many traditional wine bottles.
Our grapes are tended to with TLC in Vidigueira, Alentejo DOC, the home of Talha wines, a UNESCO Heritage site candidate.
Transparent from ingredients to labelling. No additives, only natural yeasts. Minimal use of SO2
Vila de Frades,
Vidigueira – Alentejo. Home to our Adega (winery) and tasting hall.
We take great pride in having a family & friends business that’s deeply
connected to the local community of our friends and partners.
Together, we’re navigating towards a more sustainable future that
preservers & honours tradition and at the same time forward looking.