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In the North-East Region of Portugal, called Trás-os-Montes, the Douro River forms part of the border line between Portugal and Spain, in a stark and isolated place of unique characteristics. It is in this region that the Douro’s narrow canyons are located between magnificent escarpments and cliffs, in a place where nature remains intact. In this paradise, also known as the Arribas do Douro, olive trees and vineyards are grown and some endangered species such as the black storck live.

HISTORY

The Massa Family is a family with several generations of direct connection to the small village of Freixo de Espada a Cinta. For more than two hundred years, they’ve been linked to agriculture in this region. Back then, owning the biggest farm in the Superior Douro, Quinta d’Alva, with more than 500 hectares, they used to be the largest European almond producers. Nowadays, in the heart of the Douro International Park, where the landscape is filled with beautiful vineyards, olive groves and rocky hills touching the sky, we can find the family’s farms Quinta d’Alva and Quinta da Matança, as well as one of our factories and the company’s headquarters: Porttable Produtos Alimentares, Lda., created in 1999.

The two farms, sharing its’ lower borders with the Douro river across more than 2 km, are the crib for most of the raw material that give birth to our products. The remaining raw materials are purchased from local producers and criteriously selected throughout the year to guarantee the quality parameters during crop that the brand(s) have established.

As a company, we aim to be proud representants of one of the most prestigious and remote regions of Portugal across the globe.

FACTORY

Located inside our farm “Quinta da Matança”, our olive factory was built in 1994 as a desire of our managing partner to spread the name of the olives cultivar “Negrinha de Freixo” as one of the most exquisite table olives variety. This is where we provide a new life to our olives, turning them into our gourmet selection and Horeca products.

OLIVE MILL

Our olive mill, originally built in 1997 and totally renovated with state of the art machinery in 2007, is normally put to work between mid October and the end of December. Here, we receive our olives as well as from other producers from our region. Having the olive oil as a unique delicacy, we set the highest quality standards in the selection of the core products and in separating them before the final blend so that the true excellence of the Superior Douro terroir can be enjoyed.