Entrepreneur of the Year

Karl Heinz Stock, president and owner of the wine and art estate Quinta dos Vales in Estombar, was this year’s recipient of the club’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the 2012-2013 Rotary year.

Every year the Rotary Club of Silves recognises an entrepreneur for their exemplary work during their succession dinner, which this year was held at Amendoeira Golf’s restaurant on July 12.  

RC Silves, founded in 1993, is an international club wherein meetings are held in the English language for the benefit of its multinational members.

Sheena Rawcliffe, outgoing President of RC Silves, said that it was a great honour for the club to recognise one of the finest entrepreneurs in the Algarve: “There is so much that can be said about Karl Heinz Stock, always remembering that in reality he is quite a ‘private person’. He is well known for Quinta dos Vales’ wines, many of which are award winning, but he is also a renowned artist. RC Silves granted the award to Mr. Stock not only for his support to our club, but also for his effort in engaging young people in so much that he does.”

In a press release sent to the Algarve Resident, Karl Heinz Stock said he is “very grateful to the Rotary Club of Silves for their consideration” and that he “will continue in his quest to bring great praise to the Algarve for all of its fine attributes”.

The businessman has already begun to fulfil this promise as Quinta dos Vales  was just recently honoured by the ‘Direção Regional de Agricultura e Pescas do Algarve’ for its contribution to the production and appreciation of quality products produced in the Algarve.