Whilst they began with a single vineyard called Pintas, Jorge and Sandra are now owners of several properties. In 2009, they acquired "Quinta da Manoella", a historical estate dating back to 1838.
With a total of 60 hectares of land, only 20 hectares are vineyards. The estate is surrounded by a Mediterranean forest that provides a unique microclimate. The estate's terraced vineyard, constructed using dynamite over a hundred years ago, was the birthplace of Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas which was immediately praised as one of the greatest Douro wines.
Wine & Soul sustains their quality by sourcing their grapes from very old vineyards. Handpicking, low yields and limited production ensure that each bottle showcases the individual character of each particular vineyard and special nature of its terroir. The wines are crafted with minimum intervention to allow nature to take the lead.
“We respect this region’s land, values and traditions by making terroir wines with great aging potential. Today we have much more experience, we understand and know the vineyards much better, which is helpful. But the most important thing is the love and passion we feel for our wines and our company. This is the same as it was back in 2001.” (Wine & Soul)