Rita Marques

Conceito Wines is a family business with headquarters in Cedovim, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, an international project centred in the Douro Valley.

The acquisition of the 86 hectares of vineyards around Vale da Teja started in the 1940s, but the first bottling occurred only with the 2005 vintage. The local climate is particularly cold, with high altitude, between 450m and 600m, and has both granitic and schistose soils.

Oenologist Rita Marques, with education in Douro and Bordeaux and professional experience in Douro, California, Bordeaux, New Zealand and South Africa, performs the winemaking of all the wines.

Conceito produces a yearly total of 180 000 bottles in Portugal and 5000 in South Africa, which make it one of the youngest and most dynamical Portuguese producers today. 95% of the production is exported to more than 40 countries; the main markets are the United States of America, Switzerland, Canada, Norway and Japan.

The range of Conceito Wines includes brands CONCEITO White, Red, Bastardo, Porto Tawny 10 Years Old and Porto Vintage, as well as Contraste White and Red. CONCEITO released a Vinho Verde Alvarinho and a South Africa red made of Syrah. Recent releases include new red and white top-ends CONCEITO Único, as well as innovative Porto white and ruby Conceito by Barbeito made in association with Ricardo Freitas, owner and chief winemaker of Madeira’s Barbeito wines.

In just a few years, Conceito Wines earned an aura of quality and personality that brings them respect among consumers throughout the world.