For forty years, the Herdade dos Lagos estate in the Valley of the Camels (Vale de Camelos) has been owned by the Zeppenfeld-Kreikenbaum family. Many changes have taken place in the course of this time. The Alentejo region is located in the south of Portugal and was considered in previous years as the granary of Portugal. So the origin of the good lies in agriculture. When the Bremen shipowner Horst Zeppenfeld, then still captain, fell in love with this landscape, there was already a dream: the cultivation of wine and olive trees. Together with the family and the administrator Dietmar Ochsenreiter, the realization was constantly carried out. Today, about 1000 sheep still graze on the 1000 hectares of land with its five reservoirs, but the cultivation of wine, olives and carob are in the foreground.