“From my childhood I accompanied my father on his trips to the Douro. The vintage was an especially magic time for me.  One of my greatest challenges was to create the line of Poças Douro table wines, beginning with Coroa d’Ouro red.”

Jorge Manuel Pintão has headed Poças’ Winemaking and Quality team since 1987. Trained in chemistry and with a Master’s in Oenology from the Institut d’Oenologie de Bordeaux, he served an apprenticeship at the renowned Château Giscours in the Medoc region of Bordeaux. The fruits of his art have been frequently rewarded at international wine competitions such as the “Fortified Winemaker of the Year” prize from the 2001 International Wine Challenge. Wine and chocolate, wine and preserves…  he will accept all challenges.