♦ FAMILY OF WINES. WINES OF A FAMILY. ♦
GET TO KNOW A VISIONARY, A FAMILY WITH ALMOST TWO CENTURIES OF HISTORY AND THE CREATORS OF WINES
THAT ARE THE TRUE EMBLEMS OF OUR COUNTRY
Everything began over six generations ago in 1834, with an act of irreverence and audacity from our founder. For some, it may have seemed like a thoughtless act, but for us in the family it was a visionary’s first step.
Families are like that, they believe in us.
Since then, much has happened.
Learning and more mistakes. Improvements and growth. Always as a Family. But something always remained the same. And grew even stronger.
This is what lasts throughout time and this is what we, as a family, will not live without. The perseverance, the will to do more, to create something new, to never forget our past.
And grew even stronger.
This is what lasts throughout time and this is what we, as a family, will not live without.
The perseverance, the will to do more, to create something new, to never forget our past.
We are already in the eighth generation of those who inspire us in our new creations. In ways of reaching farther.
A Family of wines from different regions, different segments, but produced with the same care and passion. And that’s why it doesn’t make sense for us to talk only about varieties, awards, history, authenticity or quality. Two centuries take at least 200 more years to build.
For us it makes sense that, as a family of wines, we offer wines for families. For you, for everyone, a whole family, unique and different.
We hope you will continue to be a part of our family and a part of our history.
José Maria da Fonseca
From the story of the Foundation, of conquering Brazil, creating a unique Rosé or entering Strategic Markets, until the present day.
The story of a family with almost two centuries of existence, over 7 generations.
Wines over 100 years old, some of the most emblematic in Portugal.
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MANOR HOUSE AND JOSÉ DE SOUSA WINERY
The interruption of all activities at our Manor House and José de Sousa Winery is scheduled to happen from 14 to 29 March. The reopening of the spaces is subject to the reassessment and permanent monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic.
ALAMBRE 20 YEARS
The Alambre 20 Years old from José Maria da Fonseca was distinguished with the award of best fortified wine of 2019, at the annual award gala of Wines of Portugal Challenge, organized by ViniPortugal.
DISTINGUISHED BY THE WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
The prestigious magazine Wine Enthusiast in its November issue, rates four wines from the José de Sousa winery: the Puro Talha 2015, José de Sousa 2016, José de Sousa Mayor 2015 and the J de José de Sousa 2015.
IN WINE ENTHUSIAST
The iconic José de Sousa, was rated 94 points in the latest issue of the prestigious Wine Enthusiast magazine, for its 2015 vintage.