Alentejo distinguished with "Special Prize Passion for Wine"
Alongside with with the 10th anniversary of the Paixão Pelo Vinho (Passion for Wine) Magazine, 22 awards were awarded with the 'Special Prize for Passion for Wine' and 47 distinctions 'Passion for Wine Excellence' on last 14th January.

The CVRA – Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Comission was distinguished with the prize for the Best Viticulture Region of Portugal. The Alentejo was also distinguished in the categories of Architecture and Winemaker Generation XXI with Herdade do Freixo and António Maçanita, respectively.

This ceremony took place at Casino Figueira and hosted the presence of wine companies and professionals as well as gastronomy and tourism sectors to consecrate the best of Portugal and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of that magazine. The ceremony was attended by the portuguese  Secretary of State for Agriculture and Food.

Complete List of Special Prizes Passion for Wine:

Cooperativ Winery: Adega de Cantanhede;
Architecture: Herdade do Freixo;
Wine Blogger: Luís Gradíssimo (Avinhar Blog);
Wine Chritic: Maria João de Almeida;
Cook Generation XXI: José Avillez and Ricardo Costa;
Cook of Merit: Rui Paula;
Winemaker of Generous Wines: João Nicolau de Almeida;
Winemaker of Merit: Sandra Tavares da Silva;
Winemaker Generation XXI: António Maçanita;
Winemaker of Merit: Osvaldo Amado;
Wine Tourism with Accomodations: Monverde - Wine Experience Hotel;
Sommelier: João Chambel;
Producer of Sparkling Wines: Caves Transmontanas - Sparkling Vértice;
Producer of Generous Wines: Blandy's - Madeira Wine Company;
Producer Generation XXI: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas;
Producer of Merit: Aveleda;
Viticulture Region: Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission;
Viticulture: Real Companhia Velha;
Innovation and Development: Amorim & Irmãos;
Special Category 'Passion for Wine' Award: Leonor Freitas and António Saramago.
Vinhos do Alentejo 2022