Winemakers Anselmo Mendes and Diogo Lopes share the same passion and make the perfect team, where pleasure and dedication put in time to give birth to our wines.
The winemakers have accepted this ambicious challenge from Alves family in 2010: create a project from scratch in Torres Vedras, able to elevate the wines of Lisbon to a level of excellence. On the basis of their positive response was the fact that they believe that the unique combination of factors such as the Atlantic influence, the topography of the land, the clay-limestone soils and the use of selected varieties will allow wines to create modern and original, capable of doing this, a successful project not only in Portugal but also abroad.
The same passion, one team, two winemakers!
Born in Monção in 1962 where he grew among vineyards and wines. In 1987 he completed his degree in Agro-Industrial Engineering at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of the Universidade Técnica de Lisbon.
He started his career as a professional winemaker in 1988 in the Vinhos Verde region. Between 1981 and 1993 he took a post-graduate degree in Oenology at the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia do Porto of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Revista dos Vinhos in 1997 and he’s among the best Portuguese winemakers according to Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide. In 2010 he took over the AdegaMãe project as a oenology consultant.
Born in Lisbon in 1978. His family background from the Beiras (an interior province in continental Portugal) led him to establish strong ties with agriculture. In 2004 he graduated in Agronomy from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of the Universidade Técnica de Lisbon. His training included harvest internships in the main Portuguese wine regions (Vinhos Verdes, Douro and Alentejo) and also an experience in the Napa Valley, California, in 2003.
He started off his professional career alongside Anselmo Mendes in the Alentejo region in 2005. In 2009 he took a post-graduate degree in Oenology at the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. In 2010, along with his master Anselmo Mendes, he took over winemaking at the AdegaMãe.