About Us

The Sociedade Agrícola Mata Linda, Lda is a family business and owner of the Herdade da Mata, which lies 2 km from the village of Alcáçovas, in the municipality of Viana do Alentejo, district of Évora.

The company was founded in 1995 when we took the decision to change our urban Swiss lifestyle for a more rural one in Portugal, and to enjoy the beautiful countryside and the pleasant atmosphere and climate of the Alentejo.

The Herdade da Mata with an area of 740 ha is cultivated in various ways, including free range cattle breeding, forestry and crop growing using rain-fed and irrigation techniques.

In 2011 we decided to create an Equestrian Center, with Lusitano horses. We give riding lessons, train horses and offer complete horse boarding facilities.

One of our main interests is to rear and protect endangered indigenous breeds. We are concerned with the wellbeing of animals, the preservation of nature and biodiversity.

We are happy to help our guests to get acquainted with the comforts and quality of life at Herdade da Mata.


Learn more about us at our corporate video.


Our Team