WITH PORTUGUESE WINES SINCE 1982
Towards the end of the 1960’s, the company C. da Silva (Wines) Ltd used both H. Klein & Cª and Derivados da Uva, Ltd oenological products. As H. Klein & Cª ceased activity in 1973 and Derivados da Uva, Ltd was reducing theirs, C. da Silva Ltd begun producing some of the products formerly supplied by those companies under Maria Luíza Lima, Eng, then the Production Director of the Chavinha C. da Silva Ltd Warehouses, which were rapidly developing then.
However, as this was not C. da Silva Ltd’s vocation, partner Artur da Silva, Eng, joined Maria Luíza Lima and António Domingues de Sousa to found VIENOL – Oenological Products, Ltd, in 1982.
Right from the start, VIENOL was one step ahead by favouring the technical vanguard offered and fully supplied by VINIPAL, Artur da Silva’s company, specialised in the design and production of food industry equipment.
VIENOL, however, did not evolve at the expected rate as Maria Luíza Lima still managed, simultaneously, first Quinta do Cardo, and then Quinta do Grifo, both with prized accomplishments:
Wine Spectator - Best Buy
Quinta do Cardo Tinto 1989
IVV - Production Best Wine
Quinta do Cardo Branco 1988/90/93/94/96
City of Oporto International Wine Competition 1998 - Medalha de Ouro
Quinta do Cardo Branco 1996
Epicur - Melhor Touriga Nacional
Quinta do Cardo 1998
Casa do Douro - Medalha de Ouro
Quinta do Grifo 2002
In 2006, upon the sale of Quinta do Grifo, Maria Luíza Lima dedicates herself exclusively to VIENOL, providing a new vitality to the company.
A period of assertive progression follows and, in 2014, the need to implement a new Quality Management System arose, keeping up with the clients’ growing demands.
Clients can thus trust on the 25 years experience in the wine production industry of VIENOL’s Manager, Maria Luíza Lima, Eng.