Born in Baião, Manuel Soares created an umbilical connection with wine from an early age. It is not surprising, then, that when he was only 15 years old, he decided to study Agricultural Management. After that, he graduated in Enology from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. Manuel Soares belongs to the second generation of specialized Portuguese winemakers who lead the great enology revolution in Portugal: a generation that until today leads and dictates the outlines of the profession in the country. It was in 1998 that Manuel brought this revolution and knowledge to the winemaking team of Aveleda and so he has been doing for the last 20 years. An eternal scholar and curious being, Manuel Soares is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable winemakers of the Vinho Verde Wine Region and someone who has led this enological revolution in the Region.
Written by Aveleda