1804

ITS FOUNDER JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA IS BORN

José Maria da Fonseca is born in Vilar Seco, municipality of Nelas, on May 31st, 1804.

1849

THE BRAND MOSCATEL OF SETÚBAL IS CREATED





1850

THE PERIQUITA BRAND
IS CREATED

The Periquita harvest of 1885
is awarded Gold Medals at the Exhibition of Portuguese wines in Berlin and at the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona.

1857

ORDEM DA TORRE E ESPADA
DE VALOR, LEALDADE E MÉRITO

King Pedro V bestows the Order of the Tower and Sword of Value, Loyalty and Merit on "the winery facilities of Mr. Fonseca in recognition of their modernity, cleanliness and efficiency".

1884

ITS FOUNDER JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA DIES

With the death of José Maria da Fonseca a priceless legacy is left for generations to come, which remains very much alive to the present day within his family.

1944

CREATION OF LANCERS ROSÉ WINE





1945

CREATION OF BSE

This is when the first highly successful white wine appears on the domestic market, the Dry White Special (BSE)





1959

LAUNCH OF THE
TERRAS ALTAS BRAND

The Terras Altas brand is launched with wines from the Dão region.

2001

SPECIAL SÉCULO OF MOSCATEL

Creation of the special Século de Moscatel packaging, including 4 bottles of Muscatel (10, 20, 30
and 40 year old).





2003

HEXAGON BRAND

Launch of first harvest in 2000. Introduction of this top brand
onto the market.

2004

NEW LANCERS

2010

160th ANNIVERSARY OF PERIQUITA

The brand reaches sales of 4 million bottles (85% for exports) and is sold in over 40 countries.





2011

PERIQUITA SUPERYOR BRAND

Launch of the first harvest in 2008.





2012

REBRANDING PERIQUITA
& JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

2013

JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA IS AWARDED ONE OF SWEDEN'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADES, THE GOLDEN GLASS

as the best wine producer of the year, from Allt om Mat’s (All About Food's) Magazine


2014

JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA CELEBRATES 180 YEARS



2015

BY THE WINE JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA OPENING

The first flagship store of brand, in Chiado, Lisbon.



2016

ANTÓNIO ZAMBUJO

Portuguese Musician - Periquita Ambassador



HISTORY

FOUNDATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

Innovation and tradition - a title that could immediately be applied to the work of José Maria da Fonseca.

A family business with almost two centuries of history, and one that has known how to stay up-to-date without ever sitting back on its laurels. José Maria da Fonseca has been making wines since 1834, resulting from the shared passion of a family that has known how to preserve and project the memory and the prestige of its founder. Well aware of the responsibility of being the oldest producer of table wine and Setúbal Moscatel in Portugal, José Maria da Fonseca follows a philosophy of permanent development, constantly investing in research and production, combining the latest techniques with traditional know-how. An example of this is the José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes Winery, at Reguengos de Monsaraz, Alentejo, where the Roman tradition of clay pot fermentation is maintained alongside the latest technology.

Continuing to invest in benchmark products at international level, always produced to the highest standard, José Maria da Fonseca has contributed decisively to the promotion and prestige of national wines. The nearly 650 hectares of vineyards and a winery equipped with the latest technology, which competes with the best in the world, produce wines that combine the experience gathered throughout its history with the most advanced winemaking techniques.

In addition to all these resources, what most characterizes the work at José Maria da Fonseca is a great passion for the art of winemaking. It is this passion capable of generating emotions that José Maria da Fonseca shares with consumers every time they try one of the company’s wines.

1804

BIRTH OF THE FOUNDER
JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

José Maria da Fonseca is born in Vilar Seco, municipality of Nelas, on May 31st, 1804. The period between the company’s foundation and the death of José Maria da Fonseca in 1884 is strongly influenced by this man’s character, whose intellectual training and entrepreneurial spirit led to the introduction into the wine industry of aspects as essential as the use of the plow or the sale of wine in bottles, or to the change in the production method of Setúbal Moscatel.

AROUND THE WORLD

A plebiscite approves the new phase of the Napoleonic era
The French Senate proclaims General Bonaparte Emperor, naming him Napoleon I

1834

FOUNDATION OF JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

After graduating in mathematics at the University of Coimbra, José Maria da Fonseca sets himself up at Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, where he founds the company with his name.

AROUND THE WORLD

Louis Braille introduces the Braille system of reading for the blind
The French impressionist painter Edgar Degas is born
Charles Darwin circumnavigates the globe aboard H.M.S. Beagle

1849

CREATION OF THE MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL BRAND

Six years after its creation, the Moscatel de Setúbal brand wins the Gold Medal at the Universal Exhibition of Paris. The exceptional quality of this wine explains why it is still so important today, why it is recognized internationally and is one of the ambassadors par excellence of this region of Portugal. Portugal was already exporting large quantities of moscatel wine to England in 1381, but it was only in 1907/1908 that the Portuguese State began the process of official regulation of the denominations of Portuguese origin, granting them special status according to their quality.

1850

THE PERIQUITA BRAND IS CREATED

The Periquita harvest of 1885 is awarded Gold Medals at the Exhibition of Portuguese wines in Berlin and at the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona.

AROUND THE WORLD

Approval of the new Portuguese law on freedom of the press that became known as the "Stoppers Law"
The creation of the Bank of Portugal is confirmed

1855

AWARDS

1 Gold Medal, Universal Exhibition of Paris

1857

"ORDEM DA TORRE E ESPADA DE VALOR, LEALDADE E MÉRITO"

- ORDER OF THE TOWER AND SWORD OF VALUE, LOYALTY AND MERIT

King Pedro V awards the Order of the Tower and Sword of Value, Loyalty and Merit on "the winery facilities of Mr. Fonseca in recognition of their modernity, cleanliness and efficiency". It was already possible to foresee the quality and pioneering nature of this family business, which, always based on innovation and tradition, keeps its passion for the art of winemaking very much alive.

AROUND THE WORLD

Birth of painter Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro
In Lisbon the first telegraph opens to the public
Opening of the Medical-Surgical School of Lisbon

1866

THE PALMELA SUPERIOR BRAND IS CREATED

AROUND THE WORLD

The first transatlantic submarine cable for the transmission of telegraph messages is successfully launched
Discovery of dynamite by Alfred Nobel

1876

AWARDS

2 Gold Medals, Universal Exhibition of Philadelphia, USA

1878

AWARDS

1 Gold Medal, Universal Exhibition of Paris

1884

DEATH OF FOUNDER, JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

José Maria da Fonseca leaves behind a priceless legacy for generations to come, which remains very much alive within his family to the present day.

AROUND THE WORLD

International Meridian Conference in Washington, U.S. Capital, adopts the Greenwich meridian as the meridian of the world, world time zone (GMT)
Henry Louis Le Châtelier develops the Chatelier Principle, which explains the response of chemical balance according to external agents

1888

AWARDS

Periquita 1885, Gold Medal, Exhibition of Portuguese Wines in Berlin
2 Gold Medals, Universal Exhibition of Barcelona

1889

AWARDS

1 Gold Medal, Universal Exhibition of Paris

1890

AWARDS

1 Silver Medal, International Exhibition of Buenos Aires, Argentina

1908

AWARDS

1 Gold Medal, International Exhibition of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1915

AWARDS

1 Gold and 1 Silver Medal, International Exhibition of San Francisco, USA

1920 1935

BRAZIL CYCLE

From early on Brazil was the key destination for José Maria da Fonseca wines, with an office of the company being established in Rio de Janeiro. The rise in demand led to a need for more vineyards, not only around Azeitão (Quinta de Camarate), but in other regions as well, such as Vinhas Viúva Gomes in Colares. However, as the 1920s drew to a close the Depression that decimated economies worldwide, compounded by political instability in Brazil, proved disastrous to José Maria da Fonseca. To keep the business afloat the family were forced to sell some of their assets, the vineyard in Colares being one such sacrifice.

AROUND THE WORLD

U.S. women win the right to vote

1922

AWARDS

1 Gold Medal, International Exhibition of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1937

ROSÉ CYCLE

A new growth cycle begins, called the Rosé Cycle, marked by the genius of a great winemaker, António Porto Soares Franco, qualified in Montpellier and creator of the Faísca rosés, a brand which became a great success on the domestic market.

AROUND THE WORLD

Pablo Picasso paints "Guernica"
The Hindenburg explodes in Lakehurst, near New York, destroying the world's largest zeppelin

1940

AWARDS

Periquita, Gold Medal, Wine Exhibition of Lisbon

1944

CREATION OF LANCERS ROSÉ WINE

The creation of Lancers and sale in the U.S. was the result of the visit of an American, Henry Behar, to Azeitão, before the end of the war. He was looking for an easy-to-drink rosé wine which would attract the American consumer, still ignorant of wine, with easily identifiable packaging.

AROUND THE WORLD

The Allies invade Normandy as part of the Operation (D-Day) to free France from the Germans
Avery, MacLeod and McCarthy demonstrate that DNA carries genetic information
Miguel Torga publishes the “Novos Contos da Montanha” (New Tales of the Mountain)
The Portuguese National Stadium is inaugurated in Jamor valley

1945

CREATION OF JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA'S FIRST WHITE WINE

The period of growth and U.S. market consolidation resulting from the Lancers brand also provided financial support for the creation of new iconic brands and wines.
This is when the first highly successful white wine appears on the domestic market, the Dry White Special (BSE).

AROUND THE WORLD

End of World War 2
The National Cultural Centre appears
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) was founded

1959

LAUNCH OF THE TERRAS ALTAS BRAND

The Terras Altas brand from the Dão region was launched as well as the Pasmados wines from the Setúbal Peninsula, initially known as Old White and Old Red, acquire their own identity at this time.

AROUND THE WORLD

Portugal joins the EFTA
Inauguration of the "Cristo Rei" (Christ the King) monument
The public transport system of the Lisbon Metropolitan is inaugurated
Launch of the Soviet satellite Luna 1 to the Moon
The Soviet satellite Luna 3 transmits the first images seen by Man of the hidden side of the moon

1978

AN EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS IN THE USA

The successful acceptance in the USA of such an easy-to-drink wine was thanks to the product’s simplicity and the willingness to make Lancers a US market leader. The commercial strategy used at the time led to sales of one million boxes by the end of the 1970s.

AROUND THE WORLD

IMF enters Portugal for the first time
Election of Karol Woytila as Pope John Paul II
Camp David peace agreements between Sadat and Béguin
Margaret Thatcher rises to power and begins a neoliberal policy

1985 PRESENT DAY

STRATEGIC MARKETS CYCLE

In this period, vineyards were acquired and the whole winemaking, resting and aging process was modernized. A crucial investment was the construction of one of the most modern winemaking centers in Europe which, with a capacity to vinify 6.5 million liters of wine, meets the growing demands of an increasingly competitive market.

INVESTMENT, MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION

1991

AWARDS

Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine

1992

AWARDS

Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine

1994

AWARDS

Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine

1995

AWARDS

Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine

1996

QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS

José Maria da Fonseca was the first Portuguese company in the table wine sector to be certified by ISO 9001 standard.

AROUND THE WORLD

French archaeologists locate Cleopatra's palace under the waters of the port of Alexandria in Egypt
Nelson Mandela signs a new Constitution and puts an end to apartheid in South Africa
The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP - Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa) is established in Lisbon

1997

AWARDS

Domingos Soares Franco, Enologist of the Year, Gourmet Magazine

1998

AWARDS

Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine

1999

MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION

Construction of one of the most modern winemaking centers in Europe, with a capacity to vinify 6.5 million liters of wine.

AWARDS

Periquita 1959 is elected one of the best wines of the century by João Paulo Martins’s Wines Yearbook
Alambre 20 Year Old, Gold Medal in the Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest

AROUND THE WORLD

Macau is returned to China after 442 years as a Portuguese colony

2001

SPECIAL SÉCULO DE MOSCATEL

Creation of the special Século de Moscatel packaging, including 4 bottles of Muscatel (10, 20, 30 and 40 year old).

AWARDS

Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1965, one of 10 Great Portuguese Wines, António Carró

AROUND THE WORLD

Terrorist attacks destroy the World Trade Center towers in New York and part of the Pentagon in Washington

2003

HEXAGON BRAND

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST HARVEST IN 2000

The introduction of this top brand onto the market is closely linked to certain special characteristics of the José Maria da Fonseca family, since it is a celebration of the family’s 6th generation, of which the enologist, Domingos Soares Franco, is a member. The latter was responsible for the wine’s creation from the 6 varieties Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Trincadeira, Tinto Cão, Touriga Francesa and Tannat.

JOSÉ DE SOUSA MAYOR - LAUNCH OF THE FIRST HARVEST IN 1998

AWARDS

Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Domingos Soares Franco, Enologist of the Year (Fortified Wines), Best of the Year - Wine Magazine

2004

NEW LANCERS

Introduction of the new Lancers bottle and national and international launch campaign.

AWARDS

FSF 2001, Gold Medal, Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Hexagon 2000, Silver Medal, Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest

2005

AWARDS

Alambre 2000, Gold Medal, Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Setúbal Roxo 20 Year Old - The Best Setúbal DOC Red - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
FSF 2001 - Silver Medal - Expovinia Zurich
Domini Plus 2001 - Silver Medal - Mundus Vini, Neustadt
Moscatel de Setúbal Roxo 1971 - Award of Excellence - Best of the Year - Wine Magazine
JMF & Van Zeller LVB 2000 - Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
JMF & Van Zeller LBV 2000 - Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge - London

2006

AWARDS

José de Sousa 2003 - Gold Medal - Mundus Vini - Neustadt
Periquita 2002 - Silver Medal - San Diego Wine Competition

2007

AWARDS

José Maria da Fonseca - Company of the Year - Best of the Year - Wine Magazine
Alambre 20 Year Old - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
DSF Verdelho 2006 - Silver Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Alambre 20 Year Old - Silver Medal - National Bottled Wines Contest
DSF Verdelho 2006 - Gold Medal - National Bottled Wines Contest
Pasmados White 2005 - Silver Medal - National Bottled Wines Contest

2008

LAUNCH OF THE TWIN VINES BRAND

Twin Vines, the "vinho verde" brand celebrating the birth of twin girls in the family’s eighth generation, intended mainly for export markets.

AWARDS

Camarate Red 2005 - Silver Tambuladeira - "O Escanção" Magazine
Periquita Reserve 2004 - Silver Tambuladeira - "O Escanção" Magazine
Domingos 2005 - Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
DSF Moscatel Roxo 1998 - Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
DSF Moscatel Roxo 1998 - Best Wine of the Contest Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
DSF Moscatel Roxo 1998 - Best Muscatel of Setúbal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
DSF Moscatel Roxo 1998 - 1st Prize Fortified Wines - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Alambre 20 Year Old - 1st Prize Fortified Wines - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
DSF Moscatel Roxo Rosé 2007 - Grand Prize - Rosés – Encontro com o vinho - Wines Magazine

AROUND THE WORLD

NASA announces the discovery of water on Mars by the Phoenix probe

2009

LANCERS ROSÉ FREE

AFTER 175 YEARS OF EXISTENCE, INNOVATION

Not only does this year commemorate 175 years of the company’s existence, but José Maria da Fonseca also launches the first non-alcoholic wine in Portugal (Lancers Rosé Free).

AWARDS

Hexagon 2005 - Award of Excellence - Best of 2008 - Wine Magazine
Vinya 2003 - Good Buy - Best of 2008 - Wine Magazine
José Maria da Fonseca - Producer of the Year - Best of 2008 - Wine Magazine
Twin Vines 2008 - Gold Medal - Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Alambre 20 Year Old - Best Wine - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Alambre 20 Year Old - Best Fortified Wine - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Alambre 20 Year Old - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Periquita 2006 - Silver Medal - Mundus Vini - Neustadt
Periquita Reserve 2005 - Silver Medal - Mundus Vini - Neustadt

2010

160th ANNIVERSARY OF PERIQUITA

Celebration of the 160th anniversary of Periquita. The brand reaches sales of 4 million bottles (85% for exports) and is sold in over 60 countries. The same year also sees the launch of J by José de Sousa.

AWARDS

Alambre 20 Year Old - Gold Trophy - Vinordic Wine Challenge Prize
Alambre 20 Year Old - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
DSF Moscatel Roxo 1999 - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
DSF Moscatel Roxo Rosé 2009 - Grand Prize - Choice of the Press - Encounter with Wine
Alambre 20 Year Old - Choice of the Press prize - Choice of the Press – Encounter with Wine

2011

PERIQUITA SUPERYOR BRAND

The first harvest of 2008 is launched.

AWARDS

Periquita Superyor 2008 - Award of Excellence - Best of 2010 - Wine Magazine
DSF Moscatel Roxo 2001 - Best Muscatel of Setúbal - Best of 2010 - Wine Magazine
Moscatel de Setúbal 2006 - Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Periquita Reserve 2008 - Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
José de Sousa 2009 - Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Periquita 2008 - Silver Medal - Decanter Wine Awards
Moscatel de Setúbal 2006 - Silver Medal - Decanter Wine Awards
Moscatel de Setúbal 2006 - Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition
Alambre 20 Year Old - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Moscatel Roxo 20 Year Old - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Moscatel Roxo 20 Year Old - Best Fortified Wine of the Contest - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Moscatel Roxo 20 Year Old - Best Wine presented in the Contest - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Moscatel Roxo 20 Year Old - CMS Prize Best Fortified Wine - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Contest
Domini Plus 2008 - Gold Medal - Douro & Porto Wine Contest 2011

2012

REBRANDING OF PERIQUITA & JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

Periquita is rebranded and José Maria da Fonseca’s new Corporate Image is presented.

José Maria da Fonseca receives BRC Certification, issue 6, currently the most advanced international standard in the area of food safety.

AWARDS

Moscatel de Setúbal Roxo 20 Year Old - Award of Excellence - Best of 2011 - Wine Magazine
J 2009 - 6th place in the Top 10 of Portuguese Wines – Essência do Vinho- Wine Magazine
Periquita Red 2009 - Gold Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition (USA)
Periquita White 2011 - Gold Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy 2012
Alambre 2007 - Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition "Vinnaya Karta Open 2012" (Rússia)
Periquita Reserve 2009 - Gold Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition "Vinnaya Karta Open 2012" (Russia)
Lancers White Moscato 2011 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition "Vinnaya Karta Open 2012" (Russia)
Lancers Rosé (Pintada) - Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition "Vinnaya Karta Open 2012" (Russia)
Periquita Reserve 2009 - Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
DSF Moscatel Roxo 2003 - Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
BSE 2011 - Silver Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition
Alambre 20 Year Old - Top 50 Portuguese Wines - Julia Harding Master of Wines, Jancis Robinson assistant (Financial Times)

2013

W AWARDS

José Maria da Fonseca wins award for Best Wine Tourism of the Year (without accommodation) at wine critic Aníbal Coutinho’s W awards.

José Maria da Fonseca is awarded one of Sweden's most prestigious accolades, the Golden Glass, as the best wine producer of the year, from Allt om Mat’s (All About Food's) Magazine

AWARDS

Best Wine Tourism without Accommodation - W Awards - Wine critic Aníbal Coutinho
José Maria da Fonseca - Golden Glass (Gyllene Glaset) 2013, Best wine producer of the year, from Allt om Mat’s (All About Food's) Magazine (Sweden)
Hexagon 2008 - 8th Best Wine of the Year - Essência do Vinho (Essence of Wine) - Best of 2012 (Wine Magazine)
Bastardinho 30 Year Old - Excellence Award (Top 30 of the Year) - Wine Magazine - Best of 2012
Moscatel Roxo 20 Year Old - Excellence Award (Top 30 of the Year) - Wine Magazine - Best of 2012
DSF Moscatel Roxo Rosé 2012 – Gold Medal - XIV Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition, promoted by the Regional Wine Commission
J 2011 – Best Wines of the year (Top 19 Red Wines) - Guia de Vinhos de Portugal (João Paulo Martins)

2014

ANNIVERSARY

A José Maria da Fonseca celebrates 180 years and launches Hexagon White and Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1911

AWARDS

DSF Moscatel Roxo Rosé 2012 – 50 Best Portuguease Wines in the US by Joshua Greene (Wines of Portugal)
Domingos Soares Franco - Winemaker of the year - W Awards handed out by the Portuguese wine critic, Aníbal Coutinho
Periquita Superyor 2009- Best Red Wine of the Year- W Awards handed out by the Portuguese wine critic, Aníbal Coutinho
J 2011- Excellency Award - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal) - Best Wine of 2013
Moscatel Roxo 20 Years – Best Wine of the Region - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition, promoted by the Regional Wine Commission
Moscatel Roxo 20 Years - Best Fortified Wine of the Region - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition, promoted by the Regional Wine Commission
Periquita Superyor 2009 – Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition
Periquita Reserva 2011 - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition
DSF Moscatel Roxo Rosé 2013 - 5th best rosé in the world, with 85 points and a Silver Medal - The Drinks Buisness - Global Roses Masters
Alambre 20 Years - 85 points and a Silver Medal - The Drinks Buisness - Global Fortified Masters
José de Sousa 2011 is 3rd best wine of the year, rated 93 points and considered the "Editor's Choice", in the TOP 100 best wines of 2014 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine (USA)

2015

HIGHLIGHTS

Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1955 - 99 Points - The Wine Advocate (Mark Squires)

By The Wine José Maria da Fonseca opening - The first flagship store of the brand

Moscatel Setúbal Superior 1911 - Best Wine of the Year - Wine Magazine (Portugal)

Rebranding BSE, ALambre and Lancers

AWARDS

Moscatel Roxo 20 Years – Best Fortified Wine of the Year (2014) - W Awards - Aníbal Coutinho (Portugal)
Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1911 - Best Wine of the Year - Wine Magazine Awards (Portugal)
Alambre 40 Years - Awarded for Excellency (30 Best Wines of The Year) - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2014)
FSF 2011 - Best of the Region (Setúbal Peninsula) - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2014)
Hexagon White 2013 - Best of the Region (Setúbal Peninsula) - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2014)
Alambre 20 Years - Best of the Region (Setúbal Peninsula) - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2014)
Alambre 30 Years - Best of the Region (Setúbal Peninsula) - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2014)
Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1911 - TOP10/Best Fortified of the Year - Wine Magazine (Portugal) - Top 10 2014
Alambre 2008 - Gold Medal - Sakura 2015 - Japan Women's Wine Award
Alambre 20 Years - Gold Medal - Sakura 2015 - Japan Women's Wine Award
Alambre 20 Years - Best Fortified/TOP 10 (Best scored wine of the event) - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2014)
Domingos Soares Franco Moscatel Roxo 2005 - Best of the Region - Uva de Ouro Contest (Continente - Portugal)
Moscatel Roxo 20 Years - Best Wine of the Region/Best Fortified Wine - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition, promoted by the Regional Wine Commission
Alambre 20 Years - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition, promoted by the Regional Wine Commission
Domingos Soares Franco Verdelho 2014 - Gold Medal - Setúbal Peninsula Wine Competition, promoted by the Regional Wine Commission
Winetourism - Certificate of Excellency - Trip Advisor
José de Sousa Mayor 2012 - Best Red Wines of the Year - João Paulo Martins Wine Guide 2016 (Portuguese wine critic)

2016

HIGHLIGHTS

António Zambujo (Portuguese musician – Periquita Ambassador)

José de Sousa 2014 awarded 5th best wine of the year - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

AWARDS

Hexagon Red 2009 – Best Wines of the Year 2015 (18,5 points) - Wine Magazine Awards 2015 (Portugal)
Domingos Soares Franco Moscatel de Setúbal 2004 - Best of Portugal – Moscatel - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2015)
Hexagon White 2014 - Best of Portugal – Setúbal Peninsula – Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2015)
Hexagon Red 2009 - Best of Portugal – Setúbal Peninsula - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2015)
J 2011 – Awarded for Excellency - Best of the Year - Best of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portugal, 2015)
Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 2010 - 91 points and “Wine of The Week” - Wine Spectator Magazine
Winetourism – Certificate of Excellency - Trip Advisor
Domingos Soares Franco Moscatel Roxo 2006 - 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
José de Sousa 2014 - 93 Points and Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Domini 2014 - 90 Points and Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Hexagon 2009 - 94 points - The Wine Advocate (Mark Squires)
José de Sousa 2014 - 93 points - 5º best wine of the year - Wine Enthusiast Magazine


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