The property came to the Barros family in 1927, by the hands of Manoel Moreira de Barros, the great wine entrepreneur who founded the Barros Wine Group. Manoel Moreira de Barros transformed the quinta by planting new vineyards, renovating the house and building extensive gardens, among other projects.

Dona Matilde has always had the reputation for good wines though being hard to work. The project Quinta Dona Matilde was born in 2007 but with the same terroir and knowledge of generations.

Dona Matilde is one of the oldest and most renowned properties in the Douro region. Located beside the beautiful road between Régua and Pinhão, alongside the river, the farm is recorded in the legendary maps of Barão de Forrester.