In 2001 began the adventure of Sandra Tavares da Silva and Jorge Serôdio Borges in wine production in the Douro region. A success story that now reopens its doors to wine tourism, after a period of closure due to COVID-19.
Wine & Soul's Wine & Soul wine tourism activities reopened with the 'Clean and Safe' certification of Turismo de Portugal, after the recent closing period and with news in its offer. The Clean&Safe Seal is a guarantee that Wine & Soul complies with the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health to avoid contamination of its spaces with SARS-CoV-2 (new coronavirus).
The wine tourism of The Pinhão Valley is equipped with tasting room, a terrace with a beautiful view and wine shop. On the visit there are five tests available: Standard, Classic, Premium, Icon and Port Wine Tasting. Of the new offers available included visits to the vineyards, wine by the glass, tapas, pic-nic at Quinta da Manoella, lunch at Quinta da Manoella, wine blending, walking tour and day in the Vineyard, all of them surrounding the Landscape of The Sleep. It is suggested 24 hours useful in advance in the reservations, for the email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visits can be made in several languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
In 2001 Sandra Tavares da Silva and Jorge Serôdio Borges had the dream of producing wine together. The name Wine & Soul is the consequence of his passion and total delivery to wine. From the beginning, the work of this company focuses on a tireless search for exceptional vineyards in the Pinhão valley, the historical heart of the great wines of Porto, and give them a voice. His first creation was pintas wine, inspired by the couple's restless pointer. The one that was at first a garage wine is today the image of the History and Tradition of Douro, making use of grapes from old vineyards with more than 30 mixed grape varieties. In it the greatness, breadth and richness of this region find a faithful representation. Later came the Pintas Character, the white Guru, the Vintage Port Pintas and the extraordinary Port Wine 5G. The latter results from a lot of very old wines, some of which are over a hundred years old.
In 2009, under the total management of jorge and sandra, the wines of the famous Quinta da Manoella were born, a vineyard property founded in 1838 and explored for five generations by the Serôdio Borges family, where vineyards over a hundred years old are supported side by side with young vineyards of 30 years and some even more recent. Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas immediately assued itself as one of the great wines of the Douro. With this repertoire, Wine & Soul has become the image of the modern Douro: a Douro in which the nature and personality of each vineyard speak louder. With minimal interventions during winemaking, it is your unique terroir, which each agricultural year shapes to your liking, that determines the expression of each wine. Sandra and Jorge believe in the strength of the alliance between Port Wine and the Douro, and in it they commit their work.
Today Wine & Soul and its wines are living proof that the traditional vineyards from which the great Vintages are born are also capable of producing great Douro wines.