Fonseca wins “the Golden Glass” as the wine producer of the year!
The jury consisting of wine writers of the food magazine Allt om Mat justifies its choice as follows:
"For their tireless efforts to unite quality and value for money, without compromising their identity and origin."
The Wine Agency is pleased to announce that one of Sweden's most prestigious wine awards, Allt om Mats´s (All About Food's) the Golden Glass, this year goes to one of our producers - The Portuguese winery Jose Maria da Fonseca!
Periquita Original is their most famous wine, could be and was listed on the monopoly Systembolaget's shelves already 1971.
We are very honored and pleased to receive this award, says head winemaker Domingos Soares Franco. He currently leads the family business with his brother António Soares Franco
who is President. Both belong to the sixth generation of the Fonseca family.
- It means a lot for us to get recognition for the work we have done on giving Sweden great wines from our corner of the world, continues Domingos Soares Franco.
José Maria da Fonseca was founded in the mid-1800s and was already from the start a company on the cutting edge when it came to the very latest in the wine. It still applies highly today and it is the combination of modern wine making and respect for the tradition that created the international success in more than fifty countries