Medicine Hat Wine Expert – Ryan Welland


Founded in 1920 by Deonlide Freitas , and continued by Germana Freitas and later by Ermelinda Freitas, this company has always had a special interest in wine. On the early death of her husband, Ermelinda took on the running of the company. She was helped by her only child, her daughter Leonor, although untrained, in the art of wine making took charge of the company, consolidating the already firmly female profile of the existing management structure.

On June 10 2009 Leonor was awarded the Order of Merit for Agriculture, Commerce and Industry for the work she has carried out in this area, receiving the rank of Commander of Agricultural Merit from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva.