“I fell in love with the elegant, natural and vertical wines of this area. I decided to go back to my village (Crecente) and start my personal project: As Furnias.”
Since 2010 he has been producing the wine As Furnias. He has also been working at Terras Guada managing a fourteen hectare estate called “Valeixe.” The project isn’t not thought of as a company, or a group of investors trying to coax as much money out of the land. They are a family, with friends and neighbors involved as well. The more the merrier.
The name As Furnias comes from a small farm on the bank of the River Minho which crosses the village of Crescente, right on the Portuguese border. Wines from around here have long been recognized for their potential, but with this generation of producers is finally being recognized for its quality.
In 2010, As Furnias planted its first vineyard in the sub region of O Rosal, which is a cru of Rias Baixas. It’s planted with Brancellao, Caiño Longo, Caiño de Terra and Espadeiro Sousón. Their estate fruit was just vinified for its first vintage. Previous vintages have been rented from friends vineyards.