Born in Lisbon in 1978. As an experimentalist, he shares with his great role model, Anselmo Mendes, the conviction that wines must be the genuine expression of the region where they grow. In 2010, at AdegaMãe, he began experimenting with the best national and international grape varieties, in search of those that would better adapt to the cool Atlantic climate of the Lisbon Region. His passion for the world of wine arose from his Centre Region family origins which led him to graduate in Agricultural Engineering at the Graduate Institute of Agronomy of the Universidade Técnica, Lisbon, in 2004. During his training, he did several wine harvest internships in the main Portuguese regions (Vinhos Verdes, Douro and Alentejo), and in 2003 he took an internship in Napa Valley, California. He began his professional career in the Alentejo region, in 2005. In 2009, he concluded a post-graduate degree in Oenology, at the Faculty of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University. Working as a consultant in the wine regions of Lisbon, Alentejo, Douro and the Azores, he established himself as one of the lead Portuguese oenologists of his generation.