Alentejo distinguishes the 26 best wines in the region

10th edition of the Best Wines of Alentejo Contest

The Contest for the Best Wines of Alentejo, organized by the Confraria de Oenophiles of Alentejo, awarded three gold medals, three silver, three bronze and also 17 honorable mentions for each category of white, red and rosé wine.
The gold medals were awarded to the white wine «Herdade de São Miguel - Esquecido 2021» delivered to Casa Relvas, the red wine «Cartuxa - Reserva 2017» from the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, and the rosé wine «Maré Viva 2022» from Adega Cooperativa from Redondo.
The silver medal, in the white wine category, was awarded to «Paulo Laureano Private Selection 2019» by PL Wines; the pink wine «Herdade de São Miguel 2022» from Casa Relvas; and the red wine «Herdade das Servas – Reserva 2017» by Serrano Mira.
The bronze medals were awarded to the white wine «Margaça – Reserva 2021» from Sociedade Agrícola de Pias; the rosé «Convés 2022» by Enolea, Sociedade Agrícola; and the red «Monte Cascas – Grande Reserva 2015» by Casca Wines.
Among the 136 wines in competition from 51 producers from all areas and sub-regions of Alentejo wineries, 26 references were highlighted, tasted, classified and selected by the 25 jury specialists in the sector.
Pedro Luiz de Castro, Juiz da Mesa (equivalent to President of the Board), guarantees that “the mission of the Confraria will continue to be to defend the Alentejo, promoting the excellence of the wines that are produced in the region. This competition not only aims to reward the hard work of producers in raising the quality of their wines, but also to reinforce the crucial role that the wine industry plays in the economic and social development of Alentejo.”
Since 1991, when the Confraria was created, it has always been an objective to promote the authenticity and purity of Alentejo vineyards and wines, covering historical and cultural aspects, as well as socio-economic ones. The symbols of the Brotherhood are the traditional Capote Alentejano, with the brim hat, the insignia, the emblem and the banner.
It should be recalled that the winners were announced last Friday, May 5th, at Casa do Alentejo, in Lisbon, and that this contest has the support of the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA).

The Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo was formally constituted, by public deed drawn up at Palácio D. Manuel in Évora, on June 29, 1991, with Eng.º João Carvalho Ghira sponsoring the act, as Grand Master of the Collegiate of Oenophiles of St. Vincent.
Many of the future Founding Confrades of the Confraria participated in this public act, with the deed of constitution being signed by 23 of them, by Dr. Manuel Carvalho Moniz and by Luísa Charrua, currently a Confrade Sister, and General Secretary of CEA.

The Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) was created in 1989 and is responsible for the protection and defense of the Alentejo DOC and the Alentejo Geographical Indication, certification and control of origin and quality, promotion and promotion of sustainability. Assuming high standards of rigor, transparency and impartiality, CVRA is a certification body accredited by ISO/IEC 17065:2014, with its physical-chemical and sensory analysis laboratories accredited by ISO/IEC 17025:2018. It also has ISO 14001:2015 certification, due to CVRA's strong commitment to the environment.
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