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.

Our values.

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.

Our values.

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.

Thank You.

José Maria da Fonseca



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FAMILY STORIES

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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DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO

“WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR FOR FORTIFIED WINES”

Domingos Soares Franco, winemaker that completed 40 harvests and 39 years at José Maria da Fonseca, was recently named “Winemaker of the Year for fortified wines”, by the wine publication “Vinho Grandes Escolhas”.

DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO

“WINE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR”

Domingos Soares Franco, senior winemaker at José Maria da Fonseca who completed 40 harvests in 2020, was distinguished with the award “Wine Personality of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos, a leading wine publication in Portugal.

“TOP 100 WINERIES 2020”

JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA

José Maria da Fonseca was considered one of the “Top 100 Wineries 2020” by Wine & Spirits magazine, being one of the four Portuguese wineries in the list.


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