About Us

Big adventures are born from big dreams

After years of research, tastings, discoveries and adventures world wide, Filipe Barreiros Cardoso fulfils his dream, in Alentejo, of breeding cattle of incomparable quality in Portugal and producing innovative wines and olive oil.

Filipe Barreiros Cardoso, passionate about the area and the property bought Herdade Papa Leite to fulfil his long time wish of developing products of great quality. This dream was only possible to fulfil due to the tireless support of his family and team.  For centuries, the main activity at the Herdade was the cultivation of cereals, olive groves, holm and cork oak. Developing from the foundations already laid out, Filipe reactivated the reproduction of cattle, firstly by reviving the existing, yet scarce, Alentejo cattle and later introducing the Aberdeen-Angus breed.


Starting from what the Herdade already had to offer, rich fields for raising cattle and ample and well irrigated plains ideal for wine production, Filipe transformed the 320 hectares into a Portuguese brand of excellency. With his and the Herdade’s history always very present, the family invites each new buyer to take part in this story through the wines, which are produced with meaningful intentions and a continuously evolving narrative in mind. Each label represents a unique moment lived at Herdade Papa Leite, drawn by the local artist Pedro Ramalho.

The Herdade has been revivified and nowadays the 320 hectares not only breed cattle but also produce great wine and olive oil.