Pt. Fr. En

In a mythical land, drenched in sun and nurtured by Atlantic
breezes, go create an estate dedicated solely to worshipping the
fruits of the earth.

The fertile plain of the Alentejo extends over a large part of southern Portugal. People have lived here since the dawn of time: first the indigenous tribes, then the Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. With its hot sun, dry climate and clayey soil, the Alentejo has some of the best farming land in Portugal. Originally from the Republic of Genoa (where our family name used to be Pessagno), our ancestors first came to establish themselves in Portugal back in the 14th century. After a few generations on Portuguese soil, they changed their name to its Lusitanian form, becoming the Passanha family. In 1738, the Passanhas were granted land in the Beja region in the heart of the Alentejo for services rendered to the Portuguese crown. The Quinta de São Vicente estate was created as a result. The Quinta de São Vicente is a stately home built in the Romantic style, abounding in gardens, terraces, arcades and colonnades. Beautiful Azulejos ceramic tiles are everywhere.