• Álvaro van Zeller

    Álvaro van Zeller

    Alvaro is a descendant of a family that has been dedicated uninterruptedly to the Douro wine business for 14 generations. Born in Lisbon, he chose Brazil for his training as an agronomist at the Faculty of Agronomy at the University of São Paulo (1978 and 1982). In 1983, he graduated in Enology from the Institute of Oenology at the University of Bordeaux. Back in Brazil, he developed a large table grape project in Rio Grande do Norte, parallel 4.

    At the age of 28, he took over as oenologist at Quinta de Noval, an enterprise of the Van Zeller family. One of the most emblematic and renowned estates in the Port wine sector, Noval became world famous with the legendary "Vintage 1931 Nacional", considered one of the best wines of the 20th century by the Wine Spectator. In 1993, the family sells Noval to a French group.

    In 1996 Barão de Vilar - Vinhos, S.A., was inaugurated, from a stock of wines acquired by Fernando Luiz van Zeller, ceded to his two sons Fernando and Álvaro. In 1998, Barão de Vilar began the commercialization of its Ports (brands Barão de Vilar and Maynard's).

  • Aníbal José Simões Coutinho

    Aníbal José Simões Coutinho

    Born in 1968 in Armação de Pêra, Algarve, married, 2 children, he graduated in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and is a member of the Order of Engineers. He founded, after a visit to the Military Academy, IDOM Engenharia, a company integrated in one of the largest Iberian studies and projects groups. His taste for wine led him back to the university, this time to the Higher Institute of Agronomy, where he specialized in Viticulture and Oenology, having completed his Masters in Sensory Analysis. Currently attends the PhD program in the same scientific area. He is a member of the Portuguese Oenology Association, the Portuguese winemakers' association. At the end of 2002 he began writing about wines in the magazine Evasões and has since intensified his work as a specialized critic, collaborating with the weekly newspaper Sol, Diário de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias, radio TSF, magazine Great Consumption, among other titles. During 2009 was part of the Hour of Bacchus, the only television program dedicated to wine, in RTPn. Since 2005, it has been publishing two annual wine selections: Copo & Alma, Best Wines and Copo & Alma, Popular Wines Guide (Ed. Presence), the first in Portugal with a blind selection of the best wines of the daily consumption segment aims to be a consumer support tool that acquires its wines in the modern distribution. Your Copa & Alma, Best Wines Guide passed, in 2010, to be exclusively digital, being housed in the new wine portal He is the author of the guide about Portugal integrated in the international collection TOP 10 Wines of the publishing house Dorling Kindersley. He is the jury of several international wine competitions, such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, International Wine Challenge, Vinalies Internationales, Citadelles du Vin, Selections Mondiales Canada or the Mundus Vini. In Portugal he presides over the regional competitions of the Setúbal Peninsula, Beira Interior and the Algarve. He is also the Technical Coordinator of the new Uva d'Ouro Contest.
    Among several collaborations as trainer (holder of EDF Educational Certificate EDF 471599/2008) and counselor, we highlight the partnerships with Tivoli Hotels & Resorts and Modelo Continente Hypermarkets. He is Technical Director of Vinipax, the biggest wine event in the South of Portugal. Has been in the music another professional activity, being effective member of Cor Gulbenkian, since 1998.

  • Anselmo Mendes

    Anselmo Mendes

    Anselmo Mendes was born and raised in Monção. It was there that since childhood he became familiar with the culture of the vineyard and the production of wine.
    From Vinhos Verdes to the Alentejo, descending the Douro and Dão, with "leaps" to the Azores, Brazil and Argentina, Anselmo Mendes has done his journey as an oenologist cultivating a passion in each region, knowing the expression of each land and seeking to exalt his best in each wine. Today, as a consultant, he has several successful projects from north to south of Portugal and abroad.

    • 1998 Winemaker of the Year by Revista de Vinhos.
    • "One of the largest Portuguese winemakers," according to Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide.

  • António Agrellos

    António Agrellos

    António Agrellos was born in Porto and has lived here ever since. Port wine ran in his family for generations before him, and so it comes as no surprise that the Douro has always exerted a particular fascination for him. But winemaking was not his first career choice. After finishing high school, he went on to study architecture. However, with the Portuguese revolution came troubled times within the faculty, with political turmoil disrupting study plans.

    These were times when politics were all that mattered for most students, but he felt differently. At this point, he paused to reassess his career choices.

    He started working as a winemaker in 1978 at Real Companhia Velha, under Frederico Van Zeller. He then worked for five years at Casa Ferreirinha, under Fernando Nicolau de Almeida, father of João Nicolau de Almeida and creator of the mythical Barca Velha.

    After five years at Casa Ferreirinha, he returned to his family´s vineyards in São Mamede do Ribatua, where they had a joint venture with Sandeman. During that time he learned much about the business side of wine, and this experience was vital for the role he would later assume.

    Through Van Zeller, he was invited to become winemaker at Quinta do Noval. Those were hard times at the Quinta, which was long past its glory days. The wines were not nearly as good as those from the 1960s and ‘70s, and the priority was, as has always been, Vintage Port. This left little room for exploring other paths. Quinta do Noval was eventually bought by AXA, the insurance company in 1993. Fortunately, AXA understood that Quinta do Noval was capable of producing truly special wines, and that quality, not quantity or profit, should be the priority.

    This decision ended up by joining Christian Seely on the managing side, with António Agrellos as the head winemaker.

    Thus began a long process of reviving Quinta do Noval, one of the best vineyards in the Douro, with a legendary parcel of ungrafted vines unaffected by Phylloxera, whose grapes give birth to the most iconic Vintage Port -- Quinta do Noval Nacional. Under António Agrellos, Quinta do Noval recovered the former glory and reclaimed its rightful place among the best Port producers. Just as an example, since he became the wine director, he achieved 100 points at Wine Spectator not one, but four times with Vintage Ports. This does mean something, even for those who disdain ratings.

    António Agrellos is also head winemaker at Quinta da Romaneira since 2004, which is another iconic property in the Douro Valley.

  • António J. Bastos

    António J. Bastos

    António J. Bastos, winemaker of the Cadão wine.

  • António Luís Cerdeira

    António Luís Cerdeira

    Natural of Melgaço, António Luís Cerdeira was born in the world of wine and vineyards. Deep knowledge of Alvarinho, currently is manager and oenologist of Soalheiro, functions that he plays with passion and joy. With a spontaneous smile, he feels the cellar and the Sunny as anyone.

    He was two years old when his father, with the collaboration of his grandfather, planted the first continuous vineyard of Alvarinho in 1974. Son of the founders, it was the great link, since childhood, to the viticulture that led to the course of Enology at UTAD, completed in 1994. After completing his internship in Burgundy and despite accompanying his father as long as he remembers, it is in that same year that he makes his first vintage as an oenologist.

  • António Maçanita

    António Maçanita

    António Maçanita is one of the leading Portuguese winemakers of his generation, creating wines that are consecutively recognized in competitions and publications of greater prestige. Founder and owner of FITAPRETA, António has also been an oenologist consultant to wine producers for more than 13 years through his Wine ID consulting company.

    Born in 1979, he had his first contact with vines at the age of 4, playing in the vineyards during the harvest, drinking fresh grape juice from the vats and stepping the grapes in a cousin's cellar.
    At the age of 18 Antonio's life was more submarine hunting and surfing than studying properly. He initially thought of going to Marine Biology, but a professor convinced him to choose Agronomic Sciences, a more general grade that could be used for more advanced studies. He enrolled in the course but for some reason he was mistaken in the codes and eventually joined Agro-Industrial Engineering which included Enology. And that was how a whim of fate took him to the path of enology.
    At the university enthusiasm for the vines was immediate, leading him to become involved in planting a vineyard in the Azores, followed by internships in Napa Valley, first in Merryvale (2001) and then in Rudd Estate (2002). Finished his course worked in the cellar D'Arenberg, Australia (2003) before deciding to go to the enology mecca in Bordeaux. To do so he made an agreement with a local rugby club and in return they would get an internship at a local wine producer.
    While waiting for the decision, Antonio finished the 2003 vintage in a product that is now a reference in the world of wines, Malhadinha Nova.
    Arrived the news that he had obtained the stage in France and left for the Chateau Lynch Bages in Bordeaux.
    In 2004 he created with his partner David Booth the company FITAPRETA Vinhos, in which his first wine, Preta 2004 was awarded the "Trophy Alentejo at the IWC in London" prize awarded only once before in 22 years of competition. Since then the awards have been diverse in international criticism, both in FITAPRETA as well as in the various wineries and wine producers of the South of which he is an oenology consultant. Examples of this are Quinta de Santana with the trophy producer of the year in 2011 by Wine, the projects Cem Reis and Herdade do Arrepiado Velho, constantly valued by critics.
    Strong in science, he developed some innovative scientific projects, such as "Gravity-Flow Vs. Pump-Flow Methods "in the USA," Volatile Acidity Elimination Combination of Reverse Osmosis and Electrodialysis ". He brought to Portugal the know-how of aerial photographs applied to vineyards from where he left his work "New concept of Terroir".
    Since 2006 he has worked with several chefs in wine and food harmonization projects since 2010 the "Wine Harmonization" Discipline for chefs at the Hotel School of Ponta Delgada.
    Natural communicator, António unfolds to run the world promoting his Company FitaPreta Vinhos, participating in several television programs, ranging from cooking to business themes.

    - Winemaker Generation XXI - Magazine Passion for Wine, 2017;
    - Producer Revelation of the Year - Wine Magazine, The Essence of Wine, 2017;
    - Project of the Year - 100 Largest Companies of the Azores, 2016.

  • Beatriz Braga Cabral Almeida

    Beatriz Braga Cabral Almeida

    Natural of Porto, Beatriz Braga Cabral Almeida, was born on July 24, 1981.

    Although her entire life was spent in the city of Invicta, the experience of the young winemaker crossed the country, with grape harvests between the Douro and Alentejo, now affirm itself in Dão.

    Although she began her academic career in Microbiology, graduating in 2003 from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, her interest in the world of wines quickly became evident, leading Beatriz three years later to a Master's degree in Viticulture and Enology, a partnership between the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, the Higher Institute of Agronomy and the National Wine Station.

    2007 is a year of great changes in your life! Home in May, joins Sogrape Vinhos in June, and in the meantime discovers that the first daughter is on the way! The future smiles at you!

    Always proactive and willing to know more, until 2011, Beatriz was responsible for the technical area of ​​oenology at Herdade do Peso, supporting him at the time coordinating oenology director of Sogrape Vinhos, Miguel Pessanha. But 2012 announced new experiences, proposing to the winemaker a trip to Dão to take the right arm of Manuel Vieira. After two years of experience together, Manuel Vieira retired and Beatriz took the helm in the production of elegant wines in Quinta dos Carvalhais.

  • Bernardo Cabral

    Bernardo Cabral

    Bernardo Cabral is natural of Mozambique, and at the age of 12 he decided to become an oenologist. From a very young age he realized that something special had to have the wine to give pleasure to those who drank it, and especially to those who drank it. He was fascinated with his winemaking uncles and everything that mystical world in his eyes represented. No doubt he wanted to be a part of it.
    He also started in college through his final course work. A very interesting study that allowed him to contact recognized professionals of the sector and that ended up opening some doors to him. He was challenged by José Gaspar to be part of his young team at the then renewed company Caves Dom Teodósio. He learned a lot during the short time he was there. Then by the hand of Nuno Cancela d'Abreu went to Companhia das Quintas, at the time to take its first steps. It's been 4 years you've worked in this house. In 2004 he went to Casa Santa Vitória to put the "first stones" with Nuno Cancela d'Abreu as a consultant. He was chief oenologist and director of the company for 8 years and continues today as a consultant.
    In 2012 he had the challenge of the Companhia das Lezírias that made him change his "mother's house" and to this day he remains an oenologist. At the same time, they consult with the Guadiana (Mértola), Pegos Claros (Palmela) and Vicentino (Zambujeira-do-mar) Firefighters.

  • Bruno Pinto da Silva

    Bruno Pinto da Silva

    Born in Campo Maior and graduated in Biological and Food Engineering from the Escola Superior Agrária de Castelo Branco, he entered the Adega Mayor in 2009, making his first vintage at home.
    In 2013 he attended the Master's Degree in Viticulture and Winemaking and, after 5 major Grapes, in 2014, he officially became an oenologist at the Adega Mayor.
    Over the years, his career has been distinguished by his passion and fascination with the wine world, which led him to travel through different wineries and vineyards in Chile and Argentina.
    This experience allowed him to acquire new knowledge and intense learning, which are reflected in his daily life.

  • Carlos Alves

    Carlos Alves

    Carlos Alves, born in Boticas, Port Winemaker of the Sogevinus Group, owner of the four main Port wine brands: Kopke, Burmester, Barros and Cálem.

    From early on, the whole process of wine aroused much curiosity, something that later became a passion.

    Their parents have always produced wine for their own consumption, and the heights of vintage and winemaking are from their earliest childhood memories.

    You remember well that the whole family was there to help and it was a real party! The wine for itself meant joy and conviviality! They made the whole process of transformation: from the vineyard to the wine press. Later they would do the bottling and all this would spark something fascinating in itself.

    "I think it was in childhood that I realized that my life would pass through wine!"

  • Carlos Campolargo

    Carlos Campolargo

    Winemaker of Campolargo

  • Carlos Rodrigues

    Carlos Rodrigues

    Winemaker of the Adega Mayor since 2012, the Lisbon Carlos Rodrigues graduated in Viticulture and Enology from the Technical University of Lisbon, at the Higher Institute of Agronomy.
    In 2015, Carlos Rodrigues was one of the "Young Winemakers" of the year named for the W Prizes of the renowned wine critic and winemaker Aníbal Coutinho. After its international course, between Australia and Chile, the Alentejo region is the one that has attracted the most attention in Portugal.

  • Catarina Vieira

    Catarina Vieira

    Winemaker of Herdade do Rocim

  • Celso Pereira

    Celso Pereira

     Celso Pereira is the Vértice, Quanta Terra and Terra a Terra winemaker's

  • Charles Symington

    Charles Symington

    Charles Symington was made ‘Winemaker of The Year’ by Portuguese wine magazine, Wine - Essencia do Vinho, 2016

  • Claudia Quevedo

    Claudia Quevedo

    After spending his childhood in S. João da Pesqueira and part of his youth in Coimbra, she began his oenology course in 1994 at the University of Vila Real. When she finished the course in 1998, she spent six months at Barros & Almeida, a wine producer and trader from Oporto, in Vila Nova de Gaia. She then returned to S. João da Pesqueira to start work as an oenologist in the family business in the 1999 harvest.
    Since then she has been making Port and Douro wines in Quevedo until 2013, when Teresa Batista was responsible for Douro wines.

  • David Baverstock

    David Baverstock

    Australian gem and ten years ago with Portuguese nationality, David Baverstock arrived in the national territory by chance. On vacation, in 1979, after having been in Germany and France to make vintage, he was enchanted by the sun and the beach of Costa da Caparica and even more by the Portuguese with whom he married. In Barossa Valley, Australia's most important wine district, near Adelaide, where he was born, he graduated in winemaking and became interested in the creative part of an area that mixes art and science.

    Since 1992 at the Herdade do Esporão, Alentejo, says: "Working here has been a dream for me. We have always maintained good quality wines in a responsible and sustainable way, with the non-use of products that can have a negative impact on the soil, the environment and the community. "The oenologist defends the Portuguese grape varieties as a value added and responsible for the factor of differentiation, and tries to maximize its potential since it arrived in the country. The national castes, climate and sun helped create a "fascinating variety of wine styles in Portugal" - a small country with this absolutely unique triad in the world makes "all regions have something special".

    As a result of decades of experience, technical skills and creativity, David Baverstock is a forerunner of modern oenology in Portugal and responsible for wines that combine nature with winemaking tradition and knowledge and innovation that characterize Herdade do Esporão. The work results in strong brands with "consistency and quality", such as Esporão Reserva, Monte Velho and Torre, well established in countries such as Brazil and the US and also in England, Switzerland and Germany. "I have been fortunate to follow several projects and contribute to the current Portuguese wines being a world reference." The long journey already guaranteed him the election as winemaker of the year by the publications of Wine Magazine (1999) and Wine (2013 and 2015). But the greatest achievement was perhaps the title of Commander of the Order of Business Merit (Agricultural Merit Class), attributed by the Presidency of the Republic: "I still do not believe this happened, as a foreigner but always quite Portuguese. I'm very proud".

  • David Guimaraens

    David Guimaraens

    David was born on 13th October, 1965, in Oporto, Portugal. He represents the sixth generation of Guimaraens to be involved in the Port business.

    After completing his schooling in Portugal and England, David spent time gaining hands-on wine making experience in Australia, California and Oregon before undertaking formal education in œnology at Roseworthy Agricultural College in South Australia.  After graduating he remained in Australia to gain additional experience before returning to Portugal in 1990 to join the Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca wine making teams. 

    Since 1991 David has played a leading role in the production of the group’s wines and in the development of its wineries and vineyards. As Technical Director and head wine maker of The Fladgate Partnership he is responsible for the group’s extensive wine inventories. David also leads the team responsible for wine making in the group’s wineries and on the Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft estates. The research and development work carried out under David’s leadership has resulted in new vinification technology which has radically enhanced the quality of the wines made from the production of the group’s partner grape growers.

    David also works closely with the group’s head of viticulture, António Magalhães, one of the Douro’s most respected viticulturists and a world authority on mountain viticulture, in managing and developing the Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft vineyard estates. Together they have created an award winning sustainable vineyard model which is set to become the standard for environmentally responsible viticulture in the Douro Valley.

    David has a number of extraordinary wines to his credit and is regarded as one of the most gifted wine makers in the Port industry.

  • David Patricio

    David Patricio

    David Patrício is a portuguese winemaker

  • Diogo Teixeira Coelho

    Diogo Teixeira Coelho

    Diogo Teixeira Coelho, a direct descendant of this family who, since ancient times, is dedicated to the production of wine, has a passion for the wonderful world of wines and soon became aware of the unique wine characteristics of the region of Basto.

  • Dirk Niepoort

    Dirk Niepoort

    Dirk has been at the helm of the company since the formal reform of Eduard Rudolph Niepoort in 2005. Dirk, born in 1964, discovered the world of wine during his studies in Switzerland. In 1987, Dirk joined his father, Rolf Niepoort, in the family business and was challenged to innovate, maintaining good traditions. The first important step was the acquisition of own vineyards: Quinta de Nápoles and Quinta do Carril in Cima Corgo, a region that traditionally produces the best Port Wines. 15 hectares of vineyards were planted again, and 10 hectares of 60-year-old vineyards were carefully maintained. Owning Quintas and vineyards in the Douro was an important step for the production of Port Wine and for the creation of the first non-fortified Niepoort wines. Dirk's passion for wines, humble respect and curiosity for the Douro terroir have defined the spirit of Niepoort over the past two decades and is a constant inspiration for the team.

  • Francisco Antunes

    Francisco Antunes

    Francisco Antunes is the Director of Oenology of Caves Aliança

  • Francisco Baptista

    Francisco Baptista

    Francisco Baptista , winemaker of Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas.

  • Francisco Gonçalves

    Francisco Gonçalves

    Francisco Gonçalves is a man from the North, but he is not confined to a Region or a project.

    He was born in Montalegre in 1974 and went to the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, where he began his studies in wine, the discovery of unique notes, a character with a signature, a journey with links to the Douro, the Greens and Trás-os-Montes without forgetting the potential of the other Demarcated Regions, for which curiosity sharpens and risks knowledge. Biotechnician, winemaker, passionate about wines. Dedicated to Portuguese wines, a specialist in the Douro region and a defender of the homonymous Rio is a catalyst without frontiers for the production of quality wine, which has made it a pioneer in cross-border cooperation. Francisco travels now to Dão, equipped with technique and dedication, to lead with art the unique wines - Casa de São Matias.

  • Francisco Montenegro

    Francisco Montenegro

    Francisco Montenegro is the Quinta do Pôpa winemaker's

  • Francisco Olazabal

    Francisco Olazabal

    Francisco Olazabal, oenologist and head of the technical area of the family society F. Olazabal & Filhos, Lda.

  • Guilherme Pereira

    Guilherme Pereira

    Guiherme Pereira is the winemaker of Vinhos Norte Company

  • Hamilton Reis

    Hamilton Reis

    Hamilton Reis is the winemaker of Cortes de Cima, native of Porto but in love with the Alentejo
  • Hans Jorgensen

    Hans Jorgensen

    Born in Denmark, Hans graduated in mechanical engineering and spent twenty years in Malaysia working with palm oil and coconut oil, rubber, cocoa and tea.

    In Malaysia, Hans became a pilot - the ideal way to get around the rainforest. Hans keeps this tradition alive in Cortes de Cima, using his small plane to observe and visit and his vineyards.

  • Helder Cunha

    Helder Cunha

    Helder Cunha is the winemaker at Casca Wines

  • Jaime Costa

    Jaime Costa

    Passionate about Port wine, he returned to his passion and his region, Régua. With a degree in Enology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, he was Winemaker for 16 years at J.W.Burmester, later at Murças Lda, Winemaker and Responsible for Vinification at the José Carlos Sousa Pimente Winery. l / Manuel Cleto Sampaio (Castedo do Douro) of generous wines and DOC Douro, as well as production, planning and bottling in Quinta de Cabriz.

    Juri and taster in national and international competitions, participated in IVDP test study offices on the evaluation of quality criteria for various categories of Port.

    Elected Winemaker of the Year in 2005 for Generous Wines, by the Wine and Confraternity Magazine of the Port Wine Confraternity, he found in Vasques de Carvalho the preciousness and relics of stocks, as well as the conditions that every ambitious winemaker would like to create wines unforgettable.

  • Jaime Quendera

    Jaime Quendera

    Son and grandson of wine producers, Jaime Quendera is an oenologist of the new generation. He was born and raised in the wine-growing region of Palmela and continues the family tradition by remaining in this renown wine region. He obtained his degree in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Évora, as well, a Ph.D in Wine Marketing at the Catholic University of Porto.

    He began his work in 1994 in the “Cooperativa Agrícola Santo Isidro de Pegões” as assistant of the well-known oenologist, João Portugal Ramos. In 2000, he was awarded the position of Senior Oenologist of wines from Pegões. As well, he continues as Consultant for others producers, including: Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Ti Bento, Marcolino Freitas, Quinta de Alcube, amongst others. In 1998 and 2006, Cooperativa Agrícola Santo Isidro de Pegões had the honour to receive “Best Portuguese Cooperative of the year”, which was awarded by the leading monthly wine magazine in Portugal, Revista de Vinhos.

    Jaime Quendera’s wines have been awarded consecutively, many coveted International awards such as: Vinalies Internationales Paris; Concour Mondial de Bruxelles, International Wine & Spirits Competition, Les Cidadelles du Vin Bordeaux, Wine & Spirits Asia Challenge, etc.
    He has also been part of the Jury for the Concour Mondial de Bruxelles since 2006.

  • Jean-Hugues Gros

    Jean-Hugues Gros

    A Frenchman, based in the Douro since 1999, trained in one of the most prestigious Burgundy Schools of Oenology in France, named Jean Hugues Gros.

  • Joana Cunha

    Joana Cunha

    After finishing a degree in Microbiology, which turned out to be a good basis for oenology, the giant passion for wine spoke louder and Joana Cunha eventually did a postgraduate degree in oenology and viticulture at the Catholic University of Porto in order to deepen their knowledge. From there to work on his own vineyard, it was a small step.
    When, in 1994, the family bought the "Quinta do Mondego" was the beginning of the realization of the dream. What started with a huge passion for wine, is now a family business.

    Strong, consolidated and led by Joana - a unique woman. At the moment it is responsible for four brands present in the Portuguese and international market, taking the Dão region beyond borders with the objective of reaching higher standards with more elegant and fresh wines.
    He passed through Australia, where he learned a lot but in Portugal, along with Francisco Olazabal, an excellent teacher, Joana took the first steps to become the most important producers and enologists of the region.

  • Joana de Castro

    Joana de Castro

    Joana de Castro, winemaker of Quinta de Lourosa.

  • Joana Maçanita

    Joana Maçanita

    Born in Lisbon on December 31, 1980, a family of origin from the Algarve, Azores and Alentejana, she lives in Lisbon, where she has roots and a family.

    Agronomic of formation but Enóloga of profession. Graduated from the ISA in Agronomy, she worked during the studies in different wineries in Portugal. In 2004, he joined the Preta wine oenology team, which later won Trofy Alentejo, a prize not awarded to Portugal for 23 years.
    In 2006 he traveled to Australia, settled in Maclaren Vale, where he studied at Haselgrove Winery, where he sought to deepen his knowledge of white wines.

    On his return to Portugal in the same year, he created his own company with two colleagues, WineID, focused on the Wine Consulting. This year he joined the oenology team of the Arrepiado Velho and Cem reis Alentejo project, wines that would be awarded gold and silver medals at the Bruxelles World Contest and the International Wine Challenge.

    In 2008 she is invited to be a judge at the International Wine Challenge in London and Wine Masters in Estoril. Invited also the following year by the Tourist and Hotel School of the Azores, to develop a project of Enogastronomy along the courses of Restaurant and Bar.

    In 2011 is born his project of wine production in Douro, Maçanita Vinhos. Receiving several prizes, Silver World Contest of Bruxelles, Gold National Contest of Wines with the Red Apple Weeze 2011, Great Gold Medal with Red Weeze 2012 and even note 10 by the magazine Time Out with the Little White Marzipan.

    In 2013, she became Project Manager of five wine producers in the Algarve region, Cabrita Wines, João Clara, Edd's, Quinta do Barradas, Quinta da Malaca.

    In the same year, she is invited by the University Lusofuna, to develop the discipline of Enogastronomy in the course of Hotel Management.

    During all the years of work he has elaborated formations, wine games, workshops and tastings with all kinds of public and with a variety of themes, with the aim of making the wine reach all.

  • João Brito e Cunha

    João Brito e Cunha

    The wine runs in the veins of this descendant in direct line of Dona Antónia Ferreira, Ferreirinha. João Brito e Cunha is one of the examples of the new generation of winemakers and producers who settled in the Douro and launched personal projects.

    At the base of the passion of this winemaker is Quinta de S. José, in the heart of the Douro - Ervedosa do Douro.

    Quinta de S. José is a family project that began in early 1999, thanks to the wishes of the Father of João, Ruy Brito e Cunha, due to the excellent location of Quinta houses, practically over the river. The houses were recovered, respecting their framing and materials typical of the Douro region.

    In 2005, João Brito e Cunha bought the family the whole area of ​​vineyard, bush and brand of Quinta de S. José to take over himself and dedicate himself to the project of the production and commercialization of the wines with the brand of Quinta de S. José. The Quinta has an area of ​​10 hectares of vineyard and the property is integrated in the area classified "Vale do Douro World Heritage of Humanity".

    At the beginning of 2011, together with his wife Sofia, they decided to take over the tourism sector in order to create synergies between the two projects: Tourism and Wine.

  • João Pedro Araújo

    João Pedro Araújo

    In order to achieve its objectives, from the very beginning it has taken a very different path from what was usual for Vinho Verde production: refusing, for example, to introduce CO2 into wine, which was then the style of Vinho Verde or to accept the settlement defined for the Amarante sub-region, without previously studying the behavior of the grape varieties in their terroir.
    Thus, it has created and has been in production since 1996 the Vinho Verde Terroir Mineral, of the grape varieties Loureiro and Avesso, with a crystalline and deep profile, that allows it to evolve in bottle and improve with age.
    In this way, it also contradicted the common sense that Vinho Verde could only be drunk young and that it had no capacity for evolution, showing that by working for quality, this wine can grow old like any other wine of character.
    Currently, the vineyards of Quinta de Sanjoanne have the following varieties: Arinto, Alvarinho, Avesso, Azal, Trajadura, Malvasia Fina and Loureiro.
    At the end of the 90's, with the development of the activity, the family of João Pedro Araújo decided to acquire Quinta da Vegia, in order to also produce red wines.
    Located in the Region of Dão, near the village of Penalva do Castelo, currently has 20 ha of vineyard. Its vineyard was followed by a careful selection of vine varieties - Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Alfrocheiro and Tinto Cão - in order to create Quinta da Vegia wines.
    On both farms, Sanjoanne and Vegia, Casa de Cello has always been concerned with environmental responsibility.
    In this way, for all cultural decisions, as well as for the protection of its vineyards, Casa de Cello practices "sustainable farming" in order to produce healthy and quality grapes, in order to ensure the expression of its "terroirs" "In the wines it produces.
    As an independent wine-grower, Casa de Cello controls every stage of the process, from the vineyard to the commercialization of the wines: it cultivates the vines, vintage, vinifica, estagia, aging and bottling on the farm the wines that it is proud to make known.

  • João Portugal Ramos

    João Portugal Ramos

    For more than 20 years, the name João Portugal Ramos has been associated with Portuguese wines, first as a consulting winemaker for well known brands of wine and since 1992 as a bottling producer.

    The success and the prizes accumulated throughout his career have earned him the national and international recognition as one of the main responsible for the evolution of the Portuguese wines in the last decade.
    The Alentejo was the region chosen to produce its first wines. In 1990, João Portugal Ramos planted the first five hectares of vineyard in Estremoz, where he has lived since 1988, starting his personal project. It extended its activity beyond the Alentejo from 1989, reaching Ribatejo, Beiras, Douro and Vinho Verde.

  • João Silva e Sousa

    João Silva e Sousa

    João Silva e Sousa, winemaker of Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas.

  • Joaquim Dias

    Joaquim Dias

    Joaquim Dias is the winemaker of Casa de Compostela 

  • Joaquim Lopes

    Joaquim Lopes

    Founded in 2007 by Joaquim Lopes, Agrarian Engineer for more than 30 years, Paxá Wines is the achievement of an old passion with the aim of increasing the region's winemaking potential.

  • Jorge Alves

    Jorge Alves

    Jorge Alves, winemaker of the Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

  • Jorge Manuel Pintão

    Jorge Manuel Pintão

    "From childhood I accompanied my father on his trips to the Douro. Harvesting in particular was a "magical" period for me. One of the great challenges I had was the creation of the Douro da Poças wine line, started with the Coroa d'Ouro red. "

    Jorge Manuel Pintão has been in charge of the Oenology and Quality of Poças team since 1987. He holds a degree in chemistry, with a master's degree in oenology from the "Institut d'Oenologie de Bordeaux", he studied at the prestigious Château Giscours no Médoc in Bordeaux. His art is the result of many awards in international competitions, such as the International Wine Challenge's "Winemaker of Fortified Wine of the Year" in 2001. Wine and chocolate, wine and preserves ... there is no challenge that you do not accept.

  • Jorge Moreira

    Jorge Moreira

    In 1995, Jorge graduated in Enology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (end-of-course training in Italy). He began working at Real Companhia Velha where he remained for seven years and was involved in the creation of the Fine Wine Division. In this project, the main objective was to study the different varieties and their adaptation to different cultural practices, soils, expositions and oenological techniques, in the creation of international quality wines. He traveled through various wine regions in Portugal and abroad, participated in wine fairs all over the world and took every opportunity to taste and know as many wines as possible. All this contact was fundamental to define well your taste and also the style of wine you want to make.
    Much of his work was done in Vila Nova de Gaia and he wanted to be closer to the Douro and the vineyards. Feeling also tempted to make their own wine.
    To this end, in 2001, he bought a small vineyard in the Douro to start making his own wine (Poeira) and in 2002 he started his work at Quinta de La Rosa. In 2005, with its help, Quinta das Bandeiras in the Upper Douro was bought and began to produce the wines Passagem.

  • Jorge Moura

    Jorge Moura

    Jorge Moura is a portuguese winemaker

  • José Domingues

    José Domingues

    José Domingues, winemaker of Quinta Santiago and Provam.

  • José Machado

    José Machado

    José Machado, winemaker of Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges S.A.

  • José Mota Capitão

    José Mota Capitão

    José da Mota Captain, oenologist of the Herdade do Portocarro.

  • José Neiva Correia

    José Neiva Correia

    It was born and raised in a land of wines and vineyards in what many historians consider to be one of the oldest estates in the county of Alenquer and whose origin predates nationality - Quinta de Porto Franco. It is to this terroir of excellence that José Neiva Correia, born in 1949, one of the winemakers who signed the most wines in Portugal, will obtain much of the raw material to produce the best harvests of DFJ Vinhos, the company he founded a decade ago. which today is responsible for an average annual production of six million bottles, 40 brands and 110 different wines, from all regions of Portugal, from the Douro to the Algarve, with the exception of the Vinhos Verdes.

    Descendant of several generations of vitivinicultores, on the side of both father and mother, José Neiva Correia followed the family tradition with taste and professionalism.

    As an oenologist, he has been developing a pioneering work in the implantation of new grape varieties in Portugal, promoting environmentally friendly agriculture and even seeking to find solutions to one of the great problems facing the wine sector: the correct seal of bottles with cork stoppers.

    Rigorous and given to research, it developed and patented a method of disinfecting stoppers through ozone (which eventually sold to the Amorim Group) and contributed to the reduction of the content of the notorious TCA (the compound called Trichloroanisole) cork "), the greatest enemy of winemakers.

  • José Portela

    José Portela

    José Portela (1976) was born and raised in Torres Vedras, where he studied oenology, graduating later in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Évora. His work with several renowned brands in Alentejo and Ribatejo allowed him to gain valuable experience before completing graduate studies in oenology at the University of Évora in 2009. He is the resident oenologist of Quinta do Quetzal since its foundation.

  • Luís Cabral de Almeida

    Luís Cabral de Almeida

    Luís Cabral de Almeida was born in 1964 into a family for whom wine has always been more than a simple pleasure. And if both origins send us to a farm in Viseu, and therefore to Dão, where he started his career at Sogrape Vinhos in 1991, his first professional harvest was in the Douro and after 10 years in Argentina, his destination is now the Alentejo - "region that has always fascinated me by the notion of horizon".
    He began his studies in Agronomy Engineering at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD). He studied oenology with a postgraduate degree from the University of Charles Stuart in Australia and other technical courses in Bordeaux.

  • Luís Duarte

    Luís Duarte

    Luís Duarte is part of the first undergraduate group in oenology at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro - a course created in 1989 -, thus integrating a pioneering generation of Portuguese winemakers. A recent graduate, at the age of 21, she joined the team that designed the Herdade do Esporão project in Alentejo, drawing attention to her enormous talent. In the early 2000s, he also acted as an oenologist-consultant in this region that was emerging for the Olympus of Portuguese wines. Helped to conceive the reds and whites of Quinta do Mouro and Herdade da Malhadinha Nova and, since 2002, has accumulated the function of director general of Herdade dos Grous.

    Acclaimed several times as one of the best winemakers in Portugal - in the "Winemaker of the Year" competition, which had already won twice in the Wine Magazine award (in 1997) In 2010 he was nominated for the World's Best Winemaker award in the German magazine "Der Feinschemecker" - Luís Duarte also invested in his own project, the Quinta da Gama - a proposal launched by his Brazil. A little more than a decade ago, from the vineyards around her house, grapes were harvested to make up the first Girl from Quinta Colheita (vintage 2004), which in a short time was consecrated as an excellent "best buy" by the specialized press . The portfolio grew, incorporating the Girl from the Quinta Reserva, whose inaugural harvest (2008) earned no less than 94 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine, ranking 11th among the top 100 wines of 2010. The Quinta Select Young Girl and the Girl from White and rosé farm complements the line. The latest stars in Luís Duarte's personal portfolio are the red and white Rubrica - both classified as "highly recommended" in all vintages evaluated by Wine Enthusiast. Therefore, those who want to know what is best in Alentejo and Portugal, can not fail to taste these wines.

  • Luis Louro

    Luis Louro

    Luis Louro is a portuguese winemaker. He is responsible for the Adega do Monte Branco wines

  • Luís Pato

    Luís Pato

    The Pato family produces wine at Quinta do Ribeirinho since at least the 19th century. XVIII.

    João Pato began to bottle wine from his vineyards in 1970, becoming the first bottling producer in the region of Bairrada, after its demarcation.

    His son Luís Pato inherited his nonconformist spirit and pioneer, and since the harvest of 1980 that took care of the Quinta. The wine from this first vintage is of exceptional quality and absolute rarity and is sought after by connoisseurs as a treasure. Luis Pato practically carried out a revolution in the Cellar, equipping it in such a way as to allow the creation of wines with a modern style, without neglecting the character of the traditional castes. Replaced the old brown vats with stainless steel vats and barrels of Portuguese brown and French oak. It also introduced temperature control of fermentations, as well as the destemming of red grapes, a technique not very common at the time.
    But Luis Pato was not only an innovator in this conversion. It has adopted a professional attitude as a producer, developing a courageous and dynamic marketing strategy, capturing the attention of the international markets for the wine that produces, well known in the European, American and Asian markets, and always recognized as a symbol of Portuguese Quinta great quality.

  • Luís Sottomayor

    Luís Sottomayor

    When he joined the oenology team led by master Fernando Nicolau de Almeida in 1989, Luis Sottomayor knew that he was in the right house to participate in the production of the best Douro wines. Today, recognizing his skills and proven the quality of his work, he directs the Oenology team at Casa Ferreirinha and all the Port Wine brands of Sogrape Vinhos, a responsibility he assumed in January 2003. Although in his professional career, already passed by other national and international wine regions, Luís Sottomayor's commitment to the Douro and Port Wine is unquestionable, and earned him the 2010 Winemaker of the Year award for Fortified Wines, awarded by Revista de Vinhos, one of the most prestigious national publications. In 2012 he was named Winemaker of the Year at the renowned International Wine Challenge, a period for which the Wine Magazine finally distinguished Luis Sottomayor by electing him Winemaker of the Year 2012.

    Author, among others, of the famous Barca Velha and Quinta da Leda, and of the great Vintage Port Wine 2011 presented by Ferreira and Sandeman, Luís expresses great pride in having the possibility of continuing a unique history in the world of wine , praising the boldness and creativity of those who, without the help of current technological conditions, managed to produce wines of excellence that defy time.
    A native of Moreira da Maia, married and the father of three children, Luís Sottomayor has a full academic background including courses in oenology from the University of Dijon in Burgundy and Charles Sturt University in Australia, as well as a postgraduate degree in Oenology by the School of Biotechnology of Porto.

    Sustaining that the secret of the great wines is based on the passion of those who write their story in the vineyards and cellars, Luís likes to underline the effort that is made in Sogrape Vinhos to preserve and enhance the heritage received from large and prestigious brands through the combination of values ​​of tradition with the yearnings and tendencies that are designed for the future.

  • Manuel Angel Areal Freitas

    Manuel Angel Areal Freitas

    Manuel Areal is responsible for the oenology of different Portuguese and Galicians wineries

  • Manuel Henrique da Silva

    Manuel Henrique da Silva

    Born in Vila Real – July the 2nd, 1965.
    Degree in oenology by UTAD – Universidade de Tràs-os-Montes e Alto Douro – Vila Real. From 1987 performs functions of oenology and since 1994 as Tecnical director of ROZÈS, S.A. Port wines and Douro’s.
    From 2005 to 2008 - Panel member of the tasters Board of IVDP for Douro’s DOC.
    Since 2010 - Member of the Advisory Panel (approvals resources for Douro’s origin designation).

  • Manuel Jorge Sousa Pinto

    Manuel Jorge Sousa Pinto

    Jorge Sousa Pinto is one of the most recognized winemaking consultants in the country and particularly focused on the Vinhos Verdes region

  • Manuel Lobo Vasconcelos

    Manuel Lobo Vasconcelos

    Manuel Lobo Vasconcelos is the Quinta do Crasto winemaker

  • Manuel Soares

    Manuel Soares

    Manuel Soares is the Aveleda wines winemaker's

  • Márcio Lopes

    Márcio Lopes

    Marcio Lopes is a portuguese winemaker

  • Mariana Pinto

    Mariana Pinto

    Mariana Pinto is a portuguese winemaker. 

  • Marta Casanova

    Marta Casanova

    Marta Casanova started out at the Quinta de Brunheda in the Upper Douro, then she moved on to the Quinta Beira Douro and the she moving into consultancy. In 2013 her pragmatism, talent and love of the great Port wines led her to take over the day-to-day supervision of the Quinta da Côrte as it moves toward a new future

  • Miguel Pessanha

    Miguel Pessanha

    Born in Porto in 1962, Miguel's enthusiasm for oenology goes back to childhood. Accustomed to spending weekends and vacations in the family's fifth wineries, when it came time to choose a career he had two options in mind: Medicine or Enology. Having chosen the second, the future winemaker left in 1980 for Bordeaux, France, where he studied for 7 years, having obtained the National Winemaker Diploma, a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a Master's Degree in Enology and Ampelology. In 2012 he enriched his training with an MBA in Business Administration and Management.

    When asked what his favorite wine will be within the Mateus range, Miguel Pessanha has difficulty deciding on one particular: "Everyone has their moments, flavors and aromas. And they all share the great passion that I dedicate to them in every harvest! ", He says.

    One of its other great passions is the sea and the practice of sailing of competition, with several participations in European and world championships.

    Working for Sogrape Vinhos since 1988, Miguel Pessanha started by actively collaborating in the process of diversifying the Company's entire range of wines through the Vinhos Verdes, Douro, Bairrada and Alentejo regions, which at the time was very focused on Mateus Rosé. in 1999 assumed, the Oenology Direction of the Mateus range and the Herdade do Peso wines in the Alentejo. A few years later, in 2007, he was responsible for coordinating the oenology and viticulture teams of the company, as a result of his solid technical knowledge and organizational and leadership capacity, which he assumed exclusively from 2012 onwards and led him to the Administration of Sogrape Vinhos, in 2014, with responsibility for the oenology, viticulture and supply chains.

    If in time his main mission was to renew the strength of the legendary Mateus Rosé and keep his profile consistent, today the position of Miguel Pessanha is even more challenging! His role as Administrator has the clear objective of raising the prestige and recognition levels of Sogrape Vinhos' offer to higher levels, without ever letting go of the crown jewel, that wine that made the company born and that is renewed every step of the way. Producing Mateus is, among all the functions of Miguel Pessanha, the one he likes best and fills it more! "It's truly challenging! Especially nowadays, with several proposals of distinct profiles that are the result years of experience transformed into wines of great quality and flavor. "

  • Nelson Martins

    Nelson Martins

    José da Mota Captain, winemaker of the Reynolds.

  • Nuno Cancela de Abreu

    Nuno Cancela de Abreu

    Nuno Cancela de Abreu is one of the most competent Portuguese winemakers. Graduated from the Higher Institute of Agronomy of Lisbon, he studied viticulture in Anadia and Zurich, Switzerland. He then obtained a diploma of in-depth studies in viticulture and enology from the Higher School of Agronomy of Montpellier, one of the French university centers of excellence.

    In her professional curriculum she inscribed for her own merit the resurrection of the region of Bucelas, which was condemned to a museum, just as it came to succeed the wine-producing regions of Carcavelos and Colares as a result of the urban expansion around Lisbon. Had it not been for his professional action ahead of Quinta da Romeira (1989-2001) and Bucelas, as a sacred territory of the Arinto caste, it would have disappeared from the Portuguese wine map.

    Nuno Cancela de Abreu took up again the wine and wine destinies of a personal project in Dão, consubstantiated in two farms, that of the Fonte do Ouro and the Giesta.

  • Nuno Faria

    Nuno Faria

    Nuno Faria is responsible for Enology at Enoport

  • Osvaldo Amado

    Osvaldo Amado

    Winemaker since 1986, he is a great connoisseur of the Portuguese vitiviniculture. Dão, Alentejo, Douro, Vinhos Verdes, Lisbon and Bairrada are the regions where he presently vinifies. He already vinified in Spain, Italy and South Africa and presently in Brazil. In Portugal, he is responsible for producing about 15 million bottles a year. Osvaldo Amado's wines have been awarded consecutively and received more than 600 medals between Gold and Silver.

  • Paolo Fiuza Nigra

    Paolo Fiuza Nigra

    Paolo Fiuza Nigra, winemaker of Pontual Wines.

  • Patrick Agostini

    Patrick Agostini

    Born in France, from an Italian Piedmont family with a wine-making tradition, Patrick Agostini became a Pathologist.

    At age 33, with his wife of Portuguese origin, Fatima, they decided to leave France to come and live in Portugal. There he found the property that allowed him to follow his passion to produce great wines.

    The land that he chose, in the Odelouca river valley, in the Algarve, with slopes facing south, with a schist soil and planted grape varieties, Trincadeira (Tinta Amarela), Aragonês (Tinta Roriz), Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, make this vineyard an ideal "terroir" with perfect conditions to produce great wines.

    In 2002, the vineyards were planted with an irrigation system. In 2008 the wine cellar was finally ready to produce wine. Patrick was now ready to face the challenge of getting the Algarve recognized as a wine producing region.

    Patrick produces a top-of-the-line "Quinta do Francês" wine, and the second wine, Odelouca. "Both wines were well accepted, winning medals in famous international competitions such as Brussels and London and attracting very favorable reviews in the national and International.

  • Paulo Coutinho

    Paulo Coutinho

    Paulo Coutinho was born in the village of Celeirós, near Quinta do Portal.
    It has been there since 1994, the year in which the company started with the commercialization of Port wine and the production of Douro and Moscatel wines. His first harvest, when he was only 14 years old, had happened ten years earlier at Sandeman, where he acquired the knowledge and art of producing Port wine. There he still made eight more vintages, surrounded by vineyards and wine on all sides. It is not surprising, therefore, that he opted for a degree in oenology at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, and then he completed a more than one year internship in a well-known sparkling wine producer, Raposeira Caves, Douro.
    Shortly afterwards he went to work exclusively for Quinta do Portal, where he helped in the development and growth of the company, creating a very own philosophy in the elaboration of wines that have achieved good distinctions for the producer. The idea is to continue there, but has in mind new projects that, among other things, pass through organic wine.

  • Paulo Laureano

    Paulo Laureano

    Paulo Laureano is one of the most renowned Portuguese winemakers and a reference of wines in the Alentejo.
    Agronomist, winemaker trained between Portugal, Australia and Spain, after teaching at the University of Évora for 10 years, he decided to dedicate himself, exclusively, to what has moved him since 2003, to design wines. Especially in the company he created with his family in 1999 and that has become increasingly important in his life.
    Paulo Laureano defines himself as a minimalist winemaker. For him to design wines is a passion, to unveil his aromas and flavors, to evaluate and optimize the reasons of his identity and personality, promoting them as true sources of pleasure, are the key points of his philosophy.
    Its exclusive bet on the Portuguese castes, translates its way of being, facing the wine as a factor of culture and civilization.

  • Paulo Nunes

    Paulo Nunes

    Oenologist in the Dão, Bairrada and Douro Demarcated Regions

  • Pedro Baptista

    Pedro Baptista

    Pedro Baptista is a portuguese winemaker

  • Pedro Hipólito

    Pedro Hipólito

    Pedro Hipólito, winemaker of the Adega Cooperativa do Redondo and Herdade da Mingorra.

  • Pedro Sá

    Pedro Sá

    Graduated in Oenology by UTAD and with an MBA in Management and Strategy, from 2000 to 2013 he was Technical Director of the Sogevinus Group (A.A Calem, J.W. Burmester, C.N Kopke and Barros e Almeida). In September 2013 he assumed responsibilities as Chief Winemaker in the company Vallegre Vinhos do Porto S.A. In 2008 he was Winemaker of the Year - Generous Wines by Revista de Vinhos.

  • Pedro Sereno

    Pedro Sereno

    He graduated in Agronomic Engineering with a specialization in Viticulture and Oenology from Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Lisbon. He finished the course in 2006 and quickly began to excel in the world of wine (and not only). In 2007 he won the prize of a young oenologist of the year by the Portuguese Oenology Association, the following year, the technician of the year award by the Portuguese Horticulture Association and, more recently, the oenologist award of the year 2014, for being the professional of the region that achieved the highest number of medals during that period. In Encosta do Sobral, family lands, he began to be responsible for viticulture under the guidance of Professor Carlos Lopes, from the Higher Institute of Agronomy. Only later did he become the oenologist responsible for the wines, director of production and, currently, with accumulated experience, is the property manager where he still continues to show that he knows how to make good wines.

  • Raul Pereira

    Raul Pereira

    Raul Pereira, winemaker of Lavradores de Feitoria.

  • Rui Reguinga

    Rui Reguinga

    Rui Reguinga is one of the most renowned Portuguese oenologists, recognized for his mastery and dedication to terroir.
    In 2009 he was elected "Winemaker of the Year" by the Revista de Vinhos, won several Trophy's and gold medals with his wines, and has been a member of the jury in several editions of the prestigious "International Wine Challenge", "Decanter World Wine Awards" , "Concours Mondial de Bruxelles".

    Rui Reguinga was born in 1966, in Almeirim, in Ribatejo, in a family with roots in the world of wine. Son and grandson of vitivinicultores, grew up with the dream of pursuing a career in the area. This vocation took shape after graduating in Food Engineering from the Higher Institute of Agronomy in Lisbon, followed by a postgraduate degree in Wine Marketing at the Catholic University of Porto (ESBP) and a specialization in "Dégustation des Vins" by the University of Bordeaux .

    Rui is the flying enologist of Quinta do Quetzal since 2010.

  • Rui Roboredo Madeira

    Rui Roboredo Madeira

    "In one of the most remote areas of the Iberian peninsula, in the area between the Upper Douro and Beira Alta, it was in my family that my passion for the aromas and smells of this land that shaped our character was born.
    After having contacted many cultures of living and making wines, in various parts of the globe, I returned to the great Douro valley, convinced that we have the potential to make the best wines in the world.
    In respect for nature, for the way we grow our vineyards, my wines reflect my experiences, which smell and know about my land, the shale, the wet granite, the spring, the flowers and the fruits of the field.
    It is in my Winery that I make the wines with the character of our 'terroir', expressed by the native grape varieties, which I have a style and an international profile.

    This is my passion: the wines of the great Douro Valley. »

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  • Rui Walter da Cunha

    Rui Walter da Cunha

    Rui Walter da Cunha, a viti-wine consultant, producer, is from Santo Ildefonso, Porto.

    Graduated in Oenology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD). Post Graduated in Wine Marketing by Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

    He has participated in several courses in winemaking and winemaking in Portugal and France.

  • Sandra Alves

    Sandra Alves

    Born in Vila Real, he spent all his childhood in the vineyards of his family. He began at an early age to pick up and tread grapes with his grandparents and never imagined a path in his life that would not pass through viticulture.

    He admires and respects the land and its biodiversity, and perhaps that is why the taste for wine production runs through his veins. She holds a degree in oenology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Vila Real) and a postgraduate degree in Viticulture and Enology from the School of Biotechnology at the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto).

    Throughout her career, Sandra Alves has worked during several harvests in several Portuguese wineries, highlighting her experience as an assistant winemaker at Wise Vineyards in Australia.

    It is part of the Herdade do Esporão family since 2004. Today it is an oenologist specializing in the white wines of Esporão, such as Alandra, Monte Velho, Defesa, Verdelho, 2 Grape Varieties and 4 Varieties and also rosé.

  • Sandra Tavares da Silva

    Sandra Tavares da Silva

    Daughter of a Swiss Navy and Mother Officer, Sandra was born in the Azores and grew up in the Lisbon region. He brought with him the memories of the times when he was grappling the grapes in his grandfather's wine cellars in Alcochete, a past that explains his connection to this area.
    He chose to study Agronomy in Lisbon. He later took his Masters degree in Italy, where he furthered his studies in oenology and developed an extensive knowledge of quality international wines.

    In 1999...
    He arrived in Douro and started working with Cristiano van Zeller in Quinta Vale D. Maria
    He took over the family wines project at Quinta de Chocapalha, in the Lisbon region.

    In 2001...
    Home with Jorge Serôdio Borges and together they embark on their own wine adventure, creating a new company - Wine & Soul - and launching the first Pintas.

    Today Wine & Soul wines are fruit of the dedicated work and passion that this emblematic double has for the Douro region.

  • Susana Esteban

    Susana Esteban

    Susana Esteban was born in Tui, Spain. She holds a degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Master's degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of La Rioja. She began her trajectory as an oenologist in 1999 at Quinta do Côtto, and later worked as an oenologist at Quita do Crasto between 2002 and 2007. Both farms are located in the Douro.

    During this course, his work has been recognized both nationally and internationally. In 2012 she was awarded the most prestigious award that an oenologist can receive in Portugal, the title of "Winemaker of the Year", by Revista de Vinhos, having been the only woman to whom this award has been awarded.
    In January 2016 he was awarded the "Producer of the Year 2015" by the prestigious magazine "Wine - The Essence of Wine", for the enormous success achieved with the wines produced, both nationally and internationally.

  • Susana Pinho

    Susana Pinho

    Susana Pinho, an oenologist from Coimbra, awoke to the world of wine during the final stage of the course she held at Bairrada Wine Station. He found the quality control of the wines very interesting. Then the following year, the opportunity arose to go to work at the Caves of Solar de São Domingos. Then from there, everything started to make more sense and finally realized that it was the area where he wanted to work in the future.

  • Teresa Batista

    Teresa Batista

    She is in charge of producing Douro wines in Quevedo. It is also responsible for the viticulture of two farms of the Morais family, Quinta da Alegria and Quinta das Mós.

    In 2004, he finished the Oenology course at UTAD, in Vila Real, and between 2005 and 2013 he worked at Encosta Longa, a Douro wine producer from S. João da Pesqueira where he made red and white wines. At the end of 2013 she went to Quevedo.

  • Tiago Alves de Sousa

    Tiago Alves de Sousa

    Tiago Alves de Sousa is Douro & Porto wines winemaker's of the family Alves de Sousa