About Us

SOCIEDADE VINÍCOLA DE PALMELA

HARVESTS
Wines

Founded in 1964, Palmela Wine Society is one of the oldest and most relevant wine-producing companies in the Setúbal Peninsula, a prime territory for the creation of excellent wines.

Based on the regional varieties Castelão, and the Moscatel from Setúbal, along with the other noble varieties, national and international, the Society of Wine from the alentejo region, produces, and markets a comprehensive range of wines, whites, rosés, reds, and higher in altitude from 400 hectares of vineyards located on clay and calcareous soils of the Beach and the beaches of the alentejo region.

These are wines that combine impeccable quality, with a clear regional identity, thus achieving the success of the consumer, and the praise of critics from all over the world.

1964-2024

OUR STORY

Located in Palmela, the society was established in 1964 by a group of local winegrowers for the bottling and commercialization of their wines, which until then were sold in bulk. In the following decades, the activities of Palmela Wine Society developed moderately until the early 1990s, when it took a significant leap with the entry of the Cardoso family, owners of one of the largest vineyard areas in the region. In 2019, Palmela Wine Society underwent its most significant change since its foundation, with the acquisition of the majority of its share capital by businessman Vasco Guerreiro, the current CEO.

His experience in wine distribution was decisive in repositioning the company's brands and business, modernizing it in all its aspects and endowing it with a high degree of professionalism and ambition. With the quality of the vineyards and human resources at its disposal, Palmela Wine Society asserts itself as an excellent producer in the Setúbal Peninsula and an unavoidable reference in the Castelão and Moscatel categories.

OUR TEAM

A company is made up of people. Palmela Wine Society has a young but at the same time experienced, dynamic, and highly professional team, capable of pursuing its most ambitious objectives.

Vasco Guerreiro

- CEO

As an expert in wine distribution and business management, Vasco Guerreiro, born in the region in 1977, has been a shareholder of Palmela Wine Society since 2021. Bringing with him extensive national and international experience, his first step was to rebrand the company and its brands, thus repositioning the entire wine portfolio of Palmela Wine Society. His declared objective: to consolidate the company's position as a reference in the national and international markets through wines of superior quality, both in terms of Moscatels and whites, rosés, and reds with a strong sense of origin.

Filipe Cardoso

General manager and Winemaker

Filipe Cardoso, born in 1974, hails from one of the oldest wine-producing families in the region and is a shareholder of Palmela Wine Society. His professional journey naturally unfolded in this area, following initial training in agronomy, followed by a more specialized education in oenology at the University of Montpellier. He has extensive experience as a resident winemaker or consultant winemaker for various projects in the Setúbal Peninsula, deeply familiar with the vineyards and wines of the region. Since 1999, he has been the head winemaker at Palmela Wine Society.

- CEO

Vasco Guerreiro

General manager and Winemaker

Filipe Cardoso

Luis Simões

Deputy Director-General

Born in 1977, Luis Simões has been immersed in the world of winemaking from a young age, coming from a family with over a century of involvement in vineyards and wines. With academic training in oenology and viticulture, he is also an entrepreneur, having been involved in several successful projects in this sector throughout his professional life. At Palmela Wine Society, he is responsible for directing and coordinating production, marketing, and sales.

José Caninhas

Production Director and Winemaker

Born in 1985, José Caninhas graduated in Food Engineering and has pursued a professional career in two complementary areas: management and wine economics, and oenology and wine production. Since 2014, he has been the production director at Palmela Wine Society. In 2015, together with friends and colleagues Filipe Cardoso and Luís Simões, he founded the Trois project, where the creativity of the three winemakers is expressed in wines with a strong regional identity produced in very small quantities. Their commercialization is handled by Palmela Wine Society.

Deputy Director-General

Luis Simões

Production Director and Winemaker

José Caninhas

World

Our brand is present all over the map.

With a presence mainly in Angola, China, Denmark, and Luxembourg, the company's brands, recently revamped in terms of image and positioning, are now being worked on in various other markets, aiming to significantly expand their export geography.

COUNTRY

Over 100 medals in national and international competitions attest to the quality of the wines produced by Palmela Wine Society and its export potential.

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MEDALS
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