Márcio Lopes Winemaker debuts among the Best Wine Brands in the World

Being among the best in the world is “a pride and a great responsibility”, says Márcio Lopes, a Portuguese winemaker, businessman and entrepreneur in the Vinho Verde and the Douro wine regions, who has just seen his project distinguished in the “TOP 100 Luxury Lifestyle Awards” 2023, “Premium Wine & Spirit” category Brands of the World”.

This competition aims to select an elite group, made up of companies that stand out among the best in the world, for their quality, excellent service, luxury experience and exceptional results.
The Márcio Lopes Winemaker project has been in existence for 13 years, and the producer has just been distinguished by joining an elite group, earning a place in the “TOP 100 of the Luxury Lifestyle Awards” 2023, in the “Premium Wine & Spirit Brands of the World” 2023 category, now appearing alongside major brands from the world such as Krug, Pingus, Opus One, Sassicaia, Gaja or Catena Zapata, for example.

This recognition is even more appreciated because it is awarded through recommendations from wine professionals from around the world, celebrating “the superior levels of quality and excellence demonstrated by the commitment to delivering exceptional results”, as can be seen in the organization’s communication.

“This is an award that brings more responsibility to the project”, recognizes Márcio Lopes winemaker, adding that it demonstrates the path followed by the company, overcoming difficulties, focusing on quality, adding successes and ensuring consistency in the project. And he recalls: “We promote sustainability, we do not use herbicides, we use indigenous grape varieties from each region, we look for disused varieties to give them a new life and we invest in old vineyards, to guarantee wines with character, distinct. In the end, wine has to express the land and the people, a singular and unique heritage”, he highlights.

Over the last two years, the winemaker and producer has been gaining distinctions, whether with the company or with the wines. For example, Proibido 2017 was featured in the “TOP 100 Wine Discoveries” of Robert Parker magazine, Wine Advocate; Pequenos Rebentos Touché 2021 won the “Prestige Award” with a score of 19 points (out of 20) by Paixão Pelo Vinho magazine, a publication that in 2021 awarded the company with the “Tradition and Identity” Trophy; Also in Scoring, 2023 edition, Márcio Lopes Winemaker was considered for the 2nd consecutive year “TOP 5% Best SMEs Portugal”, being highlighted in a restricted group of SMEs, for its “performance and financial solidity, maximizing results from sales and available resources ”.


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Source and photo: Revista Paixão Pelo Vinho

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