TerriuS was born from the passion a group of young farmers have for the Portalegre region, particularly Marvão. Driven by the region’s potential and its agricultural richness, we sought to add value to the local products. Based on innovation and sustainability, we began to work with small producers, processing products like Bravo Esmolfe apple, Marvão chestnut, and mushrooms. Our work was quickly recognised for its creativity and quality, which led us to want to tell our story and explain our process directly to customers.
Marvão City Council lent us the Moinho da Cova (Cova Watermill), and we moved to this historical site where we now have our shop. Not only will you find all our products here at this site near Sever River, but it's also the place where we host some of our gastronomical experiences. We have a room inside that's very cosy in the winter (and where you can see traces of the old mill), and an inspiring outdoor area perfect for sunny days. With a view to the Marvão Castle, our garden is the chosen venue for live cooking shows or small picnics. It's a light lunch or evening meal, with some traditional snacks prepared with our products. It's a relaxing moment where you can learn a lot about Alentejo cuisine and, in particular, about the local ingredients we process. We want people to leave feeling satisfied and like they’ve learned something new.
Our other experience takes place in Évora, by the Aqueduto de Água de Prata, at Dona Dorinda Organic Wines - a small organic and biodynamic wine producer where vineyards are the highlight of the landscape. After a tour of the estate, we have a picnic at the pasture, in the shade of a big cork oak tree or the middle of the vineyard. We value comfort and attention to detail to make sure you have an unforgettable experience. At the table, you'll find the best local snacks, wine, and some of our products. As we tell the story of our products and the Alentejo cuisine, we prepare some dishes like roasted "chouriço" and show how you can use each ingredient in your daily life. The highlight of the experience is when Cante Alentejano (traditional folk singing) breaks the silence of the countryside. It's one of our surprises, and that makes the experience feel even more genuine.