For more than 5 generations, the Pato family makes wines without compromises. We are proud of our heritage, we love our indigenous grape varieties and we respect the old vineyards, working them with perfectionist manual labour. This persistence of the family’s vision of many generations allows us to understand better the beautiful puzzle of the Bairrada region. After my childhood in the family’s vineyards, I went to study science at the Coimbra university. To improve my knowledge of viticulture, I travelled the world to work in 3 continents (Oceania, South America and Europe). This helped me a lot to understand better different cultures and I was able to meet many inspiring winemakers. On the way back home I started to dream of having an own project in my beloved Bairrada. After travelling for 3 years I had a better view on my region. I saw it with the eyes from a stranger and it made me understand much better the great potential of our area. Finally in 2001 my family gave me the chance to start my own winery. Here I could start to vinify small cuvees from different parcels and terroirs, other than from my family’s property. Improving my knowledge of the different terroirs and microclimates, I was capable to add more and more vineyards to my portfolio every time I had the possibility. The alma of my vineyards lays around the village of Ois do Bairro. In this village surrounded by vineyards, I am starting to rebuild an old 19th century winery. It will have a cellar for our casks, amphora’s and bottles. In 2007 I met my husband William Wouters, a top sommelier from Belgium. He introduced me to many different wines from regions I only knew from the books. He helped me opening up my horizons again to more wine and gastronomy. We started together our fetish wine “Nossa”, it comes from the best parcels I found since 2001. It really expresses all the intensity of the Bairrada region! In 2010, I was shocked by seeing the devastation of the Baga grape in the area. So I founded together with other growers in Bairrada, including my father, the group “Baga friends” in order to keep and maintain the heritage of the old vineyards of Baga. Practicing Biodynamic.
Filipa Pato Beiras 3B Brut Rose is a 75/25 blend of red-skinned baga and white bical, this is a rich sparkler that brings to mind a shellfish broth with its vibrant salinity and a raspberry mousse with its supple, refreshing fruit flavors. It’s creamy, with plenty of acidity and bubble to finish on a lovely, clean fragrance. Pour it with grilled langoustines or other rich shellfish.