Esporão The origins of the Herdade do Esporão and its winemaking activities, date back to the prehistoric times of the megalithic cultures and the Bronze Age. Already during the Roman occupation, the wines of the settlement of Esporão were exported to the whole Empire. The boundaries of the estate were established in 1267 and have remained practically unaltered since then. Recent Esporao activity dates from 1983. Leading producer of still wines in Portugal, it allies the glamour and high quality of its premium Esporao wines with highly successful brands such as Monte Velho and Defesa. Monte Velho is the most consumed and exported wine in Portugal. Esporao is present in the two most famous still wine regions of Portugal – Alentejo and Douro.