Head Winemaker & Managing Partner
Manuel descends from a family with tradition in viticulture dating back over 200 years. Manuel graduated in oenology from UTAD. At the beginning of his career, Manuel worked for bespoke companies in Bordeaux (France), Clare valley (Australia) and Napa Valley (USA). Currently, in addition to managing and being the head winemaker of LVW and Perescuma, Manuel is the head winemaker of recognized wineries in the Douro and Tagus region. Manuel's wines achieved great notoriety worldwide, with over 190 wines ranked above 90 points and with over 30 wines ranked above 95 points in the well-known Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate magazines "Robert Parker". Manuel was elected Portuguese winemaker of the Year 2020 by Grandes Escolhas magazine.
Francisco developed his professional career in financial services and private equity companies. Over the past 15 years, Francisco was a Board Member at Inversis Bank and Orey.
Earlier in his career he managed finance and risks at Millenniumbcp and was a consultant in EY and KPMG. He is a co-founder of Tripwix, an online travel agency.