“I always knew that I would find a job related to the natural world. It was when I was at the university, however, that I became aware of how proud I would be if I could work in the field that my ancestors had handed down to me.”
Maria Manuel Maia is in charge of all the Poças wine estates. Graduated in Agricultural Engineering by the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in 2005 she became responsible for all the firm’s viticulture, with special note of the replanting of 13 ha of vineyards at the Vale de Cavalos quinta. She believes that the Douro vineyards, due to the diversity of the varieties of vines with which they are planted, greatly contribute to ensuring the unique nature of the wines they produce.