Vinolust Winemaker Seminars

Meet the Winemaker: Sandra Tavares da Silva from Wine & Soul

This month we are meeting a brilliant female winemaker from Portugal! For Sandra & her husband Jorge Serôdio Borges, their goal is to create wines that express all the character of the traditional vineyards and varieties of the Douro Valley. Thus ten years ago they founded this innovative yet rustic winery, showcasing the traditional varietals of the Douro Valley on an international level. The picturesque vineyards of Wine & Soul are located in the heart of the Pinhão Valley which is the most sought after vineyard area of the Douro and Portugal best-know wine region. Initially, the winery included a lone vineyard, Pintas, but throughout the years, it has gradually expanded to include additional properties, such as the magnificent Quinta da Manoella, located in the sparkling Pinhão Valley. Sandra and Wine & Soul have also received considerable critical praise for delightful character-driven wines, all of which represent the exceptional fruitful terroir of the Douro region.

In this 1 hour seminar, we’ll talk to Sandra about the winemaking world of the Douro, what it is like to come from a family of winemakers and what inspires her beautiful wines.

The three wines we taste during the seminar are:
Wine & Soul Guru Branco
Wine & Soul Manoella
Wine & Soul Pintas Character