♦ FERNANDO SOARES FRANCO WINERY♦
FERNANDO SOARES FRANCO
Innovation and tradition - once again, this combination is clearly present at the Fernando Soares Franco Winery, one of the top 50 in the world. Its construction began in 1999 and it was officially inaugurated on September 14th, 2001, in the presence of the erstwhile President of the Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio.
In a covered area of 9000 m2, with a 6.5-million-liter capacity distributed over 513 tanks of various sizes and an almost entirely automated operation, the most advanced technology coexists alongside traditional methods, like the old wine presses and vertical presses, the latter dating from the early 1900's.
This is where all the efforts made in the vineyards come to fruition to produce the wines of José Maria da Fonseca.