“Winemakers and Viticulturists are equally important partners in the enterprise of wine production. High quality wine is only possible as a result of human skills interacting with nature in the three-stage process of creation, transformation and conservation of fruit that begins in the vineyard and ends when a bottle of wine is emptied into your glass.”
“Like father like son” – as the grandson of a Colonel and the son of a chemistry professor, António has it running in his veins: discipline, courage and a taste for adventure, combined with curiosity and an interest in science – in short, the ideal «oenologist ingredients». It comes as no surprise that when he graduated top of the class in Agro-Industrial Engineering, he lost no time to build up his experience in California (Napa Valley, 2001) and in Australia (d’Arenberg, 2003). In return for playing for the Pays-Medoc Rugby Club he also got a placement at Chateau Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux, France.
Back in Portugal he began his successful career as consultant winemaker at the age of 24, Quinta de Sant’Ana being his first project. António’s guidance, expertise and skill have been instrumental in finding the style of our terroir, and he fits perfectly into our family-oriented concept. We are happy and proud to be among his favourite wineries!