April 26, 2018 we hosted Andre Estacio Pinto from Calcada Wine Estates in Portugal.
André was born in Porto Portugal and started his career as a civil engineer building roads and bridges. After some years he joined a full time MBA program which lead him to embrace management roles for over 4 years inside a Multinational company based in Portugal. But his passion was yet to be found when he got invited to run a leading, quality driven family-owned company in Vinho Verde region, Portugal – Calçada Wine Estates. This company has been around since 1917 and since he joined the company in 2012 he has been responsible for building a state of the art winery, planting over 40 acres of high density planting from a total of 130 acres and also putting together and young and ambitious team focused on leading the way in the ongoing revolution of Vinhos Verdes.
Since André and his team joined Calçada Wine Estates its wines have been recognized with several different reviews and awards by the most relevant industry leaders, namely with 10 wines rated 90 or above 90 pts RP, the best rated Vinho Verde with 94 RP in 2015, best buys from W&S magazine as well as year’s best Rosés W&S.
The following wines were served:
- Calcada Vinho Verde
- Calcada Rose Vinho Verde
- Lago Cerqueira Red
- Lago Cerqueira Vinho Verde
- Lago Cerqueira Rose Vinho Verde
Take a look at the menu and pairings here