The brand “Amarante” exists since 1914 and its name is associated to a small city in the North of Portugal that is also the name of one sub-region of the Vinho Verde wine region, the origin of the grapes to produce this wine.
The city of Amarante is very famous for its bridge (São Gonçalo) from where came the inspiration for the “Amarante” label. This bridge was the site of a battle against the French invaders in 1809. The original medieval bridge was destroyed in the floods of 1763 so this baroque style stone version is a worthy replacement. The views are picturesque from either side of the River Tâmega, with this bridge having being classified as a national monument in 1910.