It was in the late 18th century, when the Leite family acquired a large
expanse of land on a site near the village of Seara. Its owner,
mesmerized by the beauty of the site and its excellent location,
promptly invested in the property accesses and planted vineyards, olive
trees and almond trees. Years later, his son, despite being a career
military, never ceased to worry about the property and its evolution. He
achieved the rank of commander of Lamego Barracks and, during his
absence from the barracks, soldiers were sent to the Estate to receive
orders from the Commander.
The folk, surprised by the passage of soldiers on horseback, used to ask:
-Where are you going?
To which the soldiers answered:
-We go to Quinta da Seara to receive orders from the Commander…
And so, from that time, the site was renamed “Quinta Seara d’Ordens” (Quinta Seara of Orders).