António Maçanita Winemaker
António has a natural aptitude for sports, science. He studied oenology in Lisbon. Finished his course with top marks and was an internationally rugby player.
To gain experience in the wine António worked in different wineries in California, Australia and France (Merryvale Vyneyards and Rudd Estate - Napa Valley, D'Arenberg - Mclaren Vale Chateau Lynch Bages and - Medoc).
Today is the winemaker for wine projects in Alentejo and Lisbon.
Judge in international competitions as IWC London, WMC in Lisbon and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Professor at the School of Tourism of Azores, in the area of paring food and wine.
It is since 2004 a founding partner of Fita Preta Vinhos in Alentejo.
Joana Maçanita Winemaker
She joined ISA in 2000 advised by her father who speaks of the Institute of Agronomy with much respect and pride.
In 2006 did an internship at Haselgrove Cellar, Australia.
Return to Portugal and creates WineID, her own Enology Consulting firm with two colleagues. Currently supports 10 local producers from the Douro region to Algarve.
Judge in international competitions as IWC in London and WMC in Lisbon.
In 2011 creates along with her brother António their own project in the Douro, Maçanita Vinhos.
Professor of Lusofona University in Lisbon, with the discipline of Enogastronomia.