Two generations marked the birth of VINILOURENÇO ... Horácio Augusto Lourenço planted the first vineyards in the 1980s and impelled the foundations of his dream. The son, Jorge Miguel Graça Lourenço, developed the viticulture, created the wines and structured the company as we know it today. It is a story of passion, struggle, entrepreneurial ability and a deep love of the land, illustrated by a small family business with 45 hectares of vineyards and wine brands that begin to reach the four corners of the world.
VINILOURENÇO is situated in the small village of Poço do Canto, Meda municipality, in the heart of the Douro Superior. Since the 1980s, the Lourenço Family has been acquiring several properties in the Douro Superior. Horácio Lourenço after returning from Angola, idealized an imaginary triangle for the location of his vineyards. At the beginning of the 2000’s, Jorge Lourenço, with only 18 years, was responsible for modernizing the 25 hectares of vineyards already planted, selecting new grape varieties to expand the area of vineyards, structuring the company to vinify the grapes and commercialize the produced wines. In the last 10 years, the company's growth has been unstoppable, due to the quality and originality of its wines, where the recovery of the Douro's old grape varieties have forged the image of the brands and the recognition of VINILOURENÇO. Currently the company has 45 hectares of vineyards, spread over the counties of Meda and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. The dispersion of the various plots of vineyards in the Poço do Canto, Vale da Teja and Pocinho, with a great diversity of climate, altitude - between 160 and 700 m - and soils, shale in the lowlands and shale/granite in the highest lands, allow the creation of very diverse wines. Harvesting time lasts for more than a month and a half, but the distinct behavior of the same grape varieties planted in different locations offers an enormous versatility of wine styles.