Dona Paterna

A wine with history

The passion for the vineyard.

It all started in 1974.

Alvarinho Dona Paterna was born from one of the first continuous vineyards in Melgaço, the result of nature and the know-how of Carlos Codesso.

«It’s been around 50 years, motivated by passion and the desire to know and do more and better. In fact, it was my adventurous spirit that led me to bet on brandies when no one else had», said Carlos Codesso.


The story that built the name

Located in one of the most important sub-regions of the Demarcated Region of White Wines, the sub-region of Monção and Melgalço, the Dona Paterna winery is located, specifically, in Portugal’s northernmost municipality (Melgaço), in Quinta da Carvalheira, right in the centre of Paderne parish. A region strongly influenced by the vine culture, namely Alvarinho variety, one of the most illustrious white wines variety and considered, by many, the best white wine variety grafted on Portuguese vineyards.

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