Our new cellar has opened its doors to receive the 2012 harvest. Equipped with quality infrastructure, the cellar has contemporary lines as a reference. There are 4 thousand square meters equipped with state-of-the-art technology and methodologies for the production and packaging of wines (oak barrels, stainless steel vats, specialized vacuum presses, bottling line, laboratory, labeling line, refrigerated chamber, etc.) immediate production capacity of over 1,000,000 bottles.
The bioclimatic construction, the (re)use of energy, as well as natural light and the force of gravity in various operations inside the cellar ensure energy sustainability. A wide and modern multipurpose social area - with a wine shop, kitchen and tasting room - with a tourist vocation, reinforced by the cinematographic framing that can be seen from the windows opening over the vineyards, makes this cellar the seductive nerve center of an ambitious project, the result of of intense and laborious teamwork.
Leader of the Oenology Team, Paulo Laureano is recognized for his "art of making good wines of excellence", being one of the fundamental pieces to our growing success and affirmation.
Director of Operations and strongly linked to oenology, Nuno Bicó is a lover of the land and everything it gives us.
Born and raised in Alentejo, more specifically in Serpa, he was used to working the land and living with the rural world from a very young age.
But this world was not imposed on him, it was a world that he enjoyed getting to know and exploring. He discovered very early on that it was on earth and with the earth that he would like to deal with his whole life.
Nuno discovered early on that it was on earth and with the earth that he would like to deal with his whole life. In his adult age, he completed the Agronomy course at UTAD – University of Trás os Montes and Alto Douro. His intelligence and dedication earned him a passage through a public entity that regulates and encourages agricultural investment, thus also acquiring skills in terms of investment and project financing in this sector.
In 2007, he meets Mário Pinheiro and awakens his old dream of acquiring his own agricultural project in Alentejo. In a few months, a set of plots of abandoned agricultural land were acquired with the aim of making them productive.
And it is there in Vidigueira, in a microclimate and dream terroir for wine production, that today Nuno Bicó lives his childhood dream.