Christmas is coming… and so are our suggestions!

As usual, Vinicom seeks to help you acquire the best wines for Christmas, whether to share at the table with family and friends, or to offer to the people most important to you.

We have carefully prepared a selection of wines suitable for the upcoming festive season, from various regions and styles. Discover our suggestions, buy in our online shop and happy holidays!

We will be at Vinhos & Sabores 2023

Vinicom is returning to FIL for this year’s edition of Vinhos & Sabores, organized by Grandes Escolhas magazine, in what is considered by many to be the biggest wine event in Portugal. Wines & Sabores 2023 will take place in pavilion 1 of FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa on the October 14th, 15th and 16th, the latter being dedicated to professionals only.

The event will take place in an area of over 6,000 m2, bringing together more than 400 exhibitors and an extensive program that includes the announcement of the winners of the Press Choice Competition, the holding of commented tastings with producers, showcooking sessions, among many other activities.

We’ll be present in this edition with the producers Lavradores de Feitoria, Quinta de Stº António, Mionetto, Cadeado Wines, Howard’s Folly, Blackett, Quinta do Vale Meão, Freixenet, Tangente, Ameias and Brunheda.

You can buy your tickets HERE.

Vinicom returned to Montes Claros for its annual event

On the May 15th, the tranquility of the Serra de Monsanto once again hosted Vinicom’s annual event, which took place, as it should, at Montes Claros – Lisbon Secret Spot.

The intimate space of Sala Maria Keil, with its panoramic terrace facing the central lake, was the setting for this event, which was attended by hundreds of guests, including industry professionals, journalists and critics. It was the ideal chance to taste the latest products from the Vinicom portfolio and to get in close contact with producers and winemakers.

The following producers were present: Ameias (Sociedade Vinícola de Palmela), Howard’s Folly, Lavradores de Feitoria, Quinta da Brunheda, Blackett, AB Valley Wines, Tangente, Quinta do Vale Meão, Montez Champalimaud (Quinta do Côtto and Paço de Teixeiró), Quinta de Stº António and some of the best foreign sparkling wines with Mionetto proseccos and Freixenet cavas. Also noteworthy was the presentation of the new producer represented by Vinicom: Cadeado Wines, a family project dedicated to the production of wines in the regions of Alentejo and Península de Setúbal.

The Alentejo of Howard’s Folly

After a tour through the Douro where we visited several of our partners in the region, we headed south, to the city of Estremoz, for a visit to the Alentejo producer Howard’s Folly. We were able to witness the work being carried out by the duo formed by the English businessman Howard Bilton and the acclaimed Australian winemaker David Baverstock.

We met the space dedicated to wine tourism with a wine shop and an exhibition of various artworks from Howard Bilton’s private collection, the cellar and the already famous restaurant led by chef Hugo Bernardo.

The vineyards where Howard’s Folly wines are born are located on the outskirts of Portalegre. We tasted the most recent vintages, and it was possible to prove a balance between the Alentejo character and an enormous elegance that makes us more and more excited to be able to work on this project.

We’ll be present at Essência do Vinho 2023

As usual, Vinicom is once again present in another edition of Essência do Vinho. The event, one of the most relevant national wine events, takes place, once again, in the beautiful scenery of the Palácio da Bolsa, in Porto, between February 23rd and 26th.

We’ll be present at Essência do Vinho 2023 with the producers Lavradores de Feitoria, Quinta de Stº António, Howard’s Folly, Quinta da Brunheda, Blackett, Quinta do Vale Meão, Freixenet and Mionetto.

For more details about the event or to buy your tickets, go to AQUI. We count on you.

We went to discover the news of Lavradores de Feitoria

At the gates of the city of Sabrosa is located the new headquarters of Lavradores de Feitoria, which now adds its production center to the wine tourism features. We visited this Douro producer to get to know the new facilities, as well as several curiosities about the production concept and, of course, the new vintages of their wines.

The visit was conducted by Olga Martins, CEO of Lavradores de Feitoria, Paulo Ruão, Winemaking Director, and Raúl Pereira, winemaker. It was a very pleasant day in which we exchanged experiences and goals for the future.

There was a lunch irrepressibly paired with Lavradores de Feitoria’s wine portfolio, which confirmed the producer’s consistent and growing quality. In addition to the most recent vintages, we tasted the brand new Vinha do Sobreiro, which comes from a vineyard located in Celeirós, in the Pinhão valley.

Quinta do Côtto welcomes Vinicom team

Our roadtrip through the Douro also included a visit to the historic Quinta do Côtto, where we were able to discover several details about the manor house, the vineyards, the cellar and, of course, the wines. The visit was led by the owner, Miguel Champalimaud, and by the winemaker, João Grave.

We toured some of the plots of Quinta do Côtto where we were able to witness some work being carried out in the vineyards, namely pruning. We also visited the cellar and the barrel room where the wines age.

Then we tasted the entire range of wines from Quinta do Côtto and also from Paço de Teixeiró, a property located in the Vinho Verde region and also owned by the Montez Champalimaud family. The enormous quality of the wines from this producer from the Douro region has been proven and they reveal an excellent aging potential.

We visited Quinta da Brunheda

The end of January was filled with visits to our partners in the Douro region. Quinta da Brunheda, located in the village that lends its name, in the municipality of Carrazeda de Ansiães, received our team for a visit that served to strengthen the relationship between the two companies.

We got to know this beautiful property guided by the hosts where we could witness the dedication with which the producer takes care of his vineyards with the aim of harvesting quality grapes to create wines of excellence.

The visit concluded with a dinner paired, of course, with the wines from Quinta da Brunheda, where it was possible to prove, once again, the unquestionable quality of the wines from this producer from the Douro region, which promises news for the near future.

Vinicom discovers news from Ameias

On the January 20th, Vinicom team visited Sociedade Vinícola de Palmela, producer of the Ameias brand, to learn “in loco” about the history of this company, which was born in 1964 and is today led by the trio Vasco Guerreiro, Filipe Cardoso and Luís Camacho Simões.

In addition to strengthening the connection with this producer from the wine region of Península de Setúbal, the visit aimed to know the details in terms of production, align strategies for the future and stay tuned to the company’s new projects.

In the early afternoon we headed to Casa das Tortas de Azeitão where it was possible to testify the pairing potential of Ameias wines with diverse cuisine. In terms of desserts, the harmony between Moscatel de Setúbal and the equally famous Torta de Azeitão and other regional sweets also stood out.