Ricardo is our Viticultural Manager at Quinta dos Canais. He is also a winemaker. “This is the way it should be. It’s like bringing up children”, he explained.
Ricardo follows the development of the vineyards through the whole year, making all of the most important decisions to ensure that beautiful grapes grow on the schistous terraces at Canais to make our Port. He is also responsible for the other vineyards in the same part of the Douro Valley that go into Cockburn’s Ports, namely, Quinta do Vale Coelho. He is in charge of a large team of pruners, pickers and farmers who work on the 271 hectares (670 acres) of Quinta dos Canais making sure that everything from scrub, trees, flowers, earth terraces to, of course, vines is in perfect order.