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Marquês dos Vales gets gold

Quinta dos Vales winery in Estômbar, Lagoa, was awarded two medals for its wines at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles held in Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012, earlier this month.

Gold went to the Marquês dos Vales Grace Viognier 2011 White, its predecessor a multiple prize winner last year, while silver went to the Marquês dos Vales Selecta 2009 Red, produced from the Castelão, Aragonês and Trincadeira grape varieties.

Wines produced by Quinta dos Vales, owned by German businessman Karl Heinz Stock, have so far received a total of 60 medals and prizes in the last few years.

Exports of the winery’s white wines have been well received by the German and Asian markets.