Discovering Vinho Verde With AnD Wines


 I discovered A&D Wines at the latest event of Wines of Portugal in Montreal. I had the chance of meeting Afonso Palma Nogueira, Export Manager at A&D Wines, for tastings and food pairings at some of Montreal’s best portuguese restaurants.



Article by Kristine Mansuy






14 July 2022 |

About AnD

Established in 2005 by Alexandre Gomes and his wife Dialina Azevedo, A&D Wines is a 98 acres estate winery located in the south of Baião in the Vinho Verde region. The estate is composed of three main organically grown vineyards: Quinta de Santa Teresa, Casa do Arrabalde and Quinta dos Espinhosos, with an important heritage of indigenous vines.

Their goal is to produce good and sincere wines, using modern and sustainable viticultural techniques as well as working exclusively with their own estate fruit. The grape selection includes: Avesso, Arinto, Malvasia Fina, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Vinho Verde For Everyday

I really enjoyed the drinkability of everything I tasted from the portfolio with a great range of entry level and more complex wines to enjoy with food. I think Vinho Verde is made to be enjoyed young and fresh with friends at an aperitivo, for lunch or just on its own after a long day of work. The chalky minerality and vibrant acidity of Vinho Verde make it so easy to drink and very hard to resist !

Some of the high-end cuvées aged in oak barrels have always surprised me with their gorgeous velvety texture, smoky mouthfeel and long mineral finish. Don’t be fooled, some Vinho Verdes can age very well, but I find it so hard to keep them in the cellar. I might have to try some older vintages to convinced myself !

That being said, enjoy Vinho Verde at all time and make sure you have a couple extra bottles ready for your next wine sipping session!

The Wines

All the wines are certified organic and vegan friendly.


A blend of Avesso and Arinto on granitic soils. Herbaceous with sauvignon like aromas. Notes of fresh lemon juice and grape fruit zest with mineral undertones. Lively acidity with a clean and dry finish. The perfect summer sipper!


Complex nose with a lot of depth and character offering floral and mineral notes. Rounded mouthfeel with a pleasant tannic structure and a touch of austerity on the finish.  A wine to enjoy with seafood, grilled fish and sharp cheeses.


From Quinta de Santa Teresa vineyards.Seductive and aromatic nose of tropical fruits.On the palate, the wine is juicy and savory with a touch of herbaceous character and a rounded mouthfeel. If you thought you knew everything about Vinho Verde, try this one!


Avesso grapes fermented with the skins. Bitter orange aromas with notes of orange peel. Light tannins with fresh acidity and a touch of sweet-bitterness on the finish. The perfect easy drinking wine for orange wine lovers!


100% Avesso unfiltered. Fermented in stainless steel and aged on the lies. Complex, creamy and well-balanced with a touch a spicy vanilla and earthy notes. A lovely gastronomic wine!


100% Avesso fermented in oak barrels. A selection of the oldest vines of Quinta de Santa Teresa vineyards. A burgundian style Vinho Verde with a delicate mouthfeel, confit orange character and floral notes. Well integrated oak aromas with a smoky-mineral finish. A unique and elegant wine.

A Wine Tourism Destination

Overlooking Baião and the Douro Valley with stunning paronamic views, Quinta de Santa Teresa is a must if you are visiting the Vinho Verde region. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and majestic architecture, enjoy a glass of wine by the pool and and immerse yourself in the romantic environment. I did not get the chance to visit the estate yet but it is sure on my list for my next trip to Portugal !

Thank you for your visit in Montreal Afonso !