Vidigal Wines Vidigal Wines is a family run, medium size wine company that produces Still and Dessert Wines. Located in the center of Portugal, nearby the city of Leiria. Vidigal was established in the beginning of the 20th Century in a winery founded by a Church Canon. Throughout the last century the company had several owners. Acquired in the 90s by the current Managing Director, António Mendes Lopes, Vidigal went trough great managing and technological advances that allow us to currently produce over 3 million bottles of wine annually.
Vidigal is owned by the Danish/Portuguese Managing Director António Mendes Lopes (60%) and by a Norwegian Investment Company (40%). António Lopes has over 30 years of experience in the wine world. He founded a Wine Import company in Denmark, importing wines from many regions of the world to Denmark, giving him knowledge and expertise at a global level. António Mendes Lopes actively participates in the process of wine making together with his two main oenologists: António Ventura (Portuguese Oenologist of the year 2006) and Rafael Neuparth.
With an export rate of 90%, Vidigal is one of the top exporting wine companies in Portugal. Vidigal sells in over 30 countries, commercializing 40 different types of wines. During 5 consecutive years it was the biggest wine selling company in Norway, an achievement that no other Portuguese company ever accomplished.
In terms of production, Vidigal has partnerships in the area of Lisbon representing 1,112 acres of vineyards, as well as in other Portuguese wine regions: Tagus, Douro, Alentejo, Dão, Beiras and Vinho Verde.
The majority of wines Vidigal produces, in particular the ones from the region of Lisbon, originate from vineyards close to the Atlantic Ocean and as such the sea breeze has an influence on the wines we produce, presenting us with a range of wines that are fresh and always very fruity. The main grape varieties used by Vidigal are: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez (Tinta Roriz), Castelão, Syrah and Cabernet.
Vidigal Wines: “the best possible wine at the lowest possible price”.