|RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA
I was born and grew up in Lisbon (capital of Portugal), spending most my school holidays at the family home in the Douro Superior, Beira Alta region.
Here the scents and smells of our rugged and beautiful landscape made a powerful impression on me.
Having travelled many of the winemaking regions of the world and learned about their practices, I was drawn back to my heartlands, convinced of their great potential to make world class wines. In 2011 I returned to the same winery where I did my first grape harvest in 1987, in the small village of Vermiosa.
Here on these high plains, I rediscovered Portugal’s viticultural treasures, a unique heritage of very old vines, perfectly adapted to the soils of granite and schist and quartz.
These great vineyards of the Douro region continue to inspire my passion for winemaking