Winemaker António Maçanita, with one foot in the Alentejo and another in the Azores, is known for liking challenges. With over 15 vintages under his belt, António Maçanita is a self-made man with a solid career based on the consistency of the Fitapreta project (Alentejo wines), which he developed in the Alentejo, complemented by the more recent wine projects in the Douro "Maçanita – Irmãos & Enólogos" (together with his sister, winemaker Joana Maçanita) and in the Azores, with the Azores Wine Company.
The quality of his winemaking and wines have been recognised and highlighted in Portugal and abroad.
In 2016, the three wine companies produced around 350,000 bottles, exported to more than 20 countries. António Maçanita also provides consultancy services in oenology and viticulture to around 15 projects throughout Portugal.
Winemaker António Maçanita has done very important work in preserving and publicising the indigenous and exclusive grape varieties of the Azores, proving the enormous potential of Azores varieties and the Azores
Terroir in producing exceptional white wines.