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   // ABOUT US

A FAMILY BUSINESS

 

The SWLAND, is a family project, which aims to continue the work of several generations, in dedication to the land and in search of consistent best practice, ensuring the highest quality and most flavoursome products.

 

Taking advantage of what the earth gives and by applying day-to-day expertise gleaned  from our people’s age-old knowledge and experience, we seek to innovate by combining ancient knowledge and more modern  technology while still respecting and preserving nature and the environment – especially making effective use of the features offered by the region where we originate.

 

SWLAND is located in the Alentejo region of Portugal on Europe’s most southwestern edge. It is  a region characterized by plains, mountains, rivers, the sea and dramatic coastlines where we cultivate, care for, collect and transform the best of what the region has to offer us. Thus creating some of the most delicious products, with genuine purity and flavor, yet still of typically Mediterranean character.

ABETARDA
 
SWLAND’s symbol is the Great Bustard (Otis tarda), one of the most beautiful and emblematic species of the Alentejo, although, being the bird with the largest weight in Europe and one of the most rotund flying birds in the world, surpassed only by kori bustard Choriotis giant of South Africa, and a multicolored penagem, is one of the most difficult to observe.
 
Threatened globally, it has suffered a sharp decline since the eighteenth century from changes in rural areas, both agricultural intensification and abandonment, as the increasing human pressure that led to habitat loss. In Portugal it is considered a vulnerable species, being threatened, but may still be found in  the largest groups in Alentejo, through being protected in the Cuba and Castro Verde areas.

MONTE DAS PRESAS

 

The place is our inspiration and where this project began. It is located between the municipalities of Cuba and Vidigueira in the area called the "Presas" (prey), rich in fauna and flora, characterized by vineyards, olive groves and gardens, which give the best fruits of the region.

 

No one knows for sure to  what it owes its name .The expression "good prey," is used to describe things that are very good or that are in perfect shape. It may be in recognition of the agricultural production that has gone on here for centuries, or possibly associated with the Roman presencewhose ancient traces remain, what is thought to be a villa rustica or vicus. Possibly also a reference to the water dams once constructed here which were used for agricultural purposes.

Our secret is we love what we do and respect everything that surrounds us.

SWLAND

ALENTEJO | PORTUGAL