The Azores Wine Company was founded on April 3rd, 2014, by the partners António Maçanita, Filipe Rocha and Insula Vinus, Lda.
The story of three people profoundly connected to the Azores who crossed paths by the end of the first decade of the 21st century, brought together by a passion to which they dedicate a significant part of their lives: wine and gastronomy.
Amongst the several projects they are involved in, we find wine production in Pico, the recovery of an endangered grape variety, as well as the promotion of the Azorean wine and gastronomy.
The Neves Ferreira siblings have a strong connection to the Douro, in particular to their estate, Quinta do Espinho, which has belonged to the family for six generations. The estate is located in Santa Marta de Penaguião over the Bom Viver (‘Good Living’) place.
There they spent some of their best childhood moments, which they recall with joy.
Later on they took over the management and are fully dedicated to it. Several vineyard parcels have been recovered as well as part of the old winemaking facilities and the main house. This has been done always keeping in mind the original materials and aesthetics of the buildings, some of which date back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Quinta da Cruz is located in Folgosa do Douro - Alto Douro Vinhateiro.
It is about a family project, about 15 years old that was born from the crossroads of the transmontanas roots linked to agriculture and the youth of the new generations, with the support of an experienced winemaker.
Located in the historical center of the town of Palmela, the old cellar began its activity in the 1940s and remained as a wine-making center until 2008. After re-qualification, it is today a space for memory and is ready to perform new functions.
The Casa de Atalaia is the most recent winery and brand associated with the demarcated wine region of the Setúbal Peninsula. Its wine cellar was recently opened, a meeting place with traditional products and history.
Of eighteenth-century building, the mid-eighteenth century, the Great House of Pebble as it is known, is the village in which it operates a strong presence is of architectural, historical and cultural value. The Great House of Pebble supported on the main street of the village prevails over all mesh built as a major element of rural and religious experience which remain to this day. Inserted in a fertile plain located between the hills of the east and saw Falgueira Barrocal the west where the creek runs Oura, is crisscrossed by pathways that link the beautiful rural roads of secular characteristics where a landscape of pure nature.
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