Antonio Ventura was born in Lisboa , the son and grandson of vine growers. He concluded a degree in agricultural sciences in 1981 in ESAS-IPS and has a degree in agronomic sciences by University of Évora. During 1983 travel to Germany he completed a specialization degree in grape growing in Geisenheim Institute and in 1994 finished a post-graduation in ESB-Portuguese Catholic University, and later excelled in a 1995 a diploma course in applied science (grape growing) in Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia.
Since the year 2000, Antonio has been the golden-boy of Provintage - a winemaking consulting company where he is the General Manager and Chief-Winemaker. Provintage encompasses a large range of winery services, from vineyard management and winemaking, to marketing.
His winemaker vision is simple and pragmatic: maintain absolute respect for nature and each vineyard, and that the “terroir” is the essence of each wine. Working both with large and very small parcel owners, it is essential to have a deep knowledge of each soil and vineyard, as to discover in each vintage new inspiration, and your path to obtain the most expressive wine.
Both new and old school, Antonio has a broad vision of the vast wine world - extensively traveling and studying vineyards around the world, and applying learned technique at home.
The Revista de Vinhos magazine choose him as “Winemaker of the year 2013.”
Farming: dry farmed