A história da Bacalhôa

The history of


One of the largest and most innovative wineries in Portugal.

Bacalhôa has wineries in the most important regions of Portugal: Alentejo, Península de Setúbal, Bairrada, Beiras, Dão and Douro. The project implemented in the different farms under the theme «Art, Wine and Passion» aims to surprise the most demanding expectations.


100 years of Bacalhôa

500 years of History


Bacalhôa, one of the largest and most innovative wineries in Portugal, has developed over the years a wide range of wines that have earned it a solid reputation and the preference of national and international consumers.


Present in 7 Portuguese wine regions

With a total of 1200ha of vineyards, 40 different varieties and 4 wine centers (cellars), the company stands out in the market for its size and 70% autonomy in its own production. To each of the entities that make up Bacalhôa Group - Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, S.A, Aliança Vinhos de Portugal, S.A and Quinta do Carmo - corresponds to a production center with its own characteristics and a heritage with intrinsic cultural value.


It is the dynamics generated by the intersection of these various identities, exploited using the most current technology and the knowledge of a renowned team, that Bacalhôa Group, owes its unique ability in the competitive Portuguese market to offer the perfect wine for any occasion.

19 22

Bacalhôa was born as João Pires & Filhos, the name of the family that founded it, to produce wine in bulk.

19 72

At the request of Thomas Scoville, Engineer António d’Avillez planted a vineyard at Quinta da Bacalhôa.

19 74

The 1st vineyard was planted in the Bacalhôa Palace.

19 79

The 1st red Cabernet Sauvignon appears at Quinta da Bacalhôa. 

19 81

1st white wine, in Portugal, to be fermented in new oak barrels, the famous Catarina.

19 86

Launched the Cova da Ursa wine - 1st Portuguese Chardonnay to ferment in wooden barrels.

19 89

Acquisition of Quinta dos Loridos.

19 90

Launch of the JP Azeitão brand.

19 98

Commander José Berardo became the main shareholder and continued the company's mission, investing in planting new vineyards, modernizing wineries and acquiring new properties.

20 00

Comendador Berardo buys the Palácio and Quinta da Bacalhôa, in partnership with Rothschild, where the Palácio da Bacalhôa wine is launched.

20 05

The company is no longer named João Pires & Filhos, changing its name to Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, S.A.

20 07

Bacalhôa acquires Caves Aliança, one of the most prestigious producers of sparkling wines and spirits.

20 09

The following year, he joins Quinta do Carmo to the family, increasing the farm area.

20 14

Named company of the year.

20 22

Bacalhôa celebrates its Centenary.

Bacalhôa's main mission is the production and marketing of quality wines that live up to the specific characteristics of the various wine regions in Portugal and the country’s tradition of wine production.

We are proud of our wine range, size and production autonomy, fueled by a constant commitment to technological innovation and the recruitment of experienced collaborators. We work with determination and passion to satisfy an expanding international clientele, taking Portugal to the world - one glass at a time.

Foi em 1927 que 11 associados liderados por Domingos Silva e Ângelo Neves decidiram fundar, em Sangalhos (Anadia), a Aliança, que conta já com mais de 90 anos de vida. 1