Filipa Pato & William Wouters are connected by the passion of wines and food. She is one of the most prestigious wine makers in Portugal and he is an awarded Belgian Chef and sommelier. They work exclusively with indigenous vine varieties of Bairrada wine region: Baga, Bical, Arinto, Cercial and Maria Gomes and their approach to wine-making is a chemical-free one. Wines without make-up.
They are driven by the philosophy of creating authentic wines that respect the laws of Nature. Wines with no chemical added. Wines full of soul and spirit of the place. The grapes are handled with extreme care, and there is little intervention in the winery, as well as a very strict monitoring of the grapes, so that they can express themselves fully.
Thanks to a never-ending research on local plants and on the surrounding forest, Filipa Pato uses 15 different plants in the bio-dynamic composts applied in the vines.
Guided visits must be scheduled in advance. This is certainly a unique opportunity to discover Bairrada, its soil, its micro-climate, exposure, indigenous vine varieties and bio-dynamic agriculture. At the Chef's table you will taste a 5-course menu perfectly matching the unique wines made by Filipa Pato, daughter of Luís Pato, the Baga rebel.
Together in life. Together in the passion for authentic wine and food. A match made in heaven!