Applying new visions to reality
Founded in 1958
Adega de Almeirim through decades of history
In the heart of Ribatejo, in 1958, was born the Adega de Almeirim - the largest winery cooperative in Portugal. With 1,200 hectares of vineyard, it produces 20 million liters of wine annually, winning the position of biggest producer in the country.
It currently counts with the collaboration of around 170 members regularly accompanied by the best technicians who give a greater control on the vineyards and its raw material. With a very demanding criteria and no margin for waste, the success of Adega de Almeirim wine depends on the fundamental duo between the producing members and the oenologists, who unite to create the best wines produced in Ribatejo soil.
Always looking forward, Adega de Almeirim went through a significant modernization process that marked an unprecedented investment in equipment - filling lines that increased production capacity, pneumatic presses, vacuum filters, among others, to improve the quality to meet your demand.
The old cement tanks (still in the winery) gave way to stainless steel vats, refrigeration systems, and French and American oak barrels that provide wine better aging. The production capacity of medium and high-end wines has sustainability in the most innovative production processes. All wines are fermented at the best fermentation temperatures controlled by a modern cold chain. The winery also has a fully equipped laboratory run by a team of highly qualified winemakers and engineers.
Specialists in wine production and conservation
Eng.º António Ventura
Natural of Cadaval, Ventura descends of a family with several generations in viticulture. He holds a degree in Agronomic Industries at E.S.A.S-IPS and a degree in Agronomy at the University of Évora. He completed a specialization in viticulture and oenology in 1983 at the Institute of Viticulture and Horticulture of Geisenheim (Germany).
Eng.º Romeu Gonçalves
Born in Vila Chã de Ourique, graduated in Agricultural Sciences from ESACB - IPCB, Gonçalves is an oenologist at Adega de Almeirim since 2007. He collaborated with the Parras Group in oenology, logistics and production. Currently he has an effective role as sommelier at CVR TEJO chambers tasters, and is a trainer in oenology and viticulture.
Dynamic and competent team
Every day our teams articulate in a dynamic, relaxed and informal way. We are referring to young people with a higher level of education and very motivated to face new challenges.
The responsibility of each department does not end in itself, being normal the subdivision between the various technicians, especially in the harvest season which the top priority is focused on the reception of more than 20 million kilos of grapes and its meticulous process.
The technicians always work in articulation and tuned to a common goal: to make the best wine, at the lowest cost, with the maximum safety and respecting all norms of the food codex. The success of the Adega de Almeirim is the mirror of the work, support and collaboration between all workers, experts and directors, which positively raise the region and the people of Almeirim. It is with pride that our team remains over the years united and determined to carry out a work of excellence, always with the will to want to do more and better.
Dr. Pedro Montez
Dr. Manuel Madera
HR & Marketing Department
Dr.ª Patricía Santos
Dr. David Rodrigues
Quality & Food Safety Department
Eng. Ana Valadas
Eng. Romeu Gonçalves