Vinomatos client Filipa Pato awarded Winemaker of the Year at the Oscars of Wine

After 20 years of career, Filipa Pato is distinguished as Enologist of the Year by Revista de Vinhos

Vinomatos saw one of her clients, Filipa Pato, to be distinguished as Winemaker of the Year at the event that is considered the 'Oscars of Wine'! The distinction was awarded by Revista de Vinhos, which underlined that Filipa Pato is “the author of some of the most exciting wines in Bairrada today”.

Filipa Pato receives award in the year she celebrates 20 years of career

Filipa Pato becomes the first woman from the Bairrad region to be awarded in the ‘Winemaker of the Year’ category. The wine specialist, one of Vinomatos' clients, has a 20-year career, but since childhood she has been linked to viticulture, since her father, Luís Pato, is a renowned producer and oenologist in the Bairrada region.

Filipa has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, having harvested in several parts of the world - Bordeaux, in France, Mendoza, in Argentina, and Margaret River, in Australia. Upon returning to Portugal, she complemented her learning through the wine universe with her father, an attitude converted into the creation of the group 'Baga Friends' which, since 2010, integrates some producers who are friends of the Bairrada queen variety.

In 2001 she produced her first wines with her own name and, until today, she works only with indigenous grapes from the region (Baga, Bical, Arinto, Cercial and Maria Gomes). Beside her is her husband, the Belgian sommelier William Wouters, current president of the ASI - Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, and children. It is no coincidence that the Belgian market, alongside the Brazilian market, is one of the strongest destinations for her wines.

Filipa Pato has as a brand image and slogan “authentic wines, without makeup”

The phrase is repeated in all its bottles and expresses the oenologist's bairradine roots. She is a defender of Baga, so that the caste is recognized by connoisseurs and the final public. Filipa bets on tradition, with regard to oenology, combined with a philosophy of biodynamic viticulture, having the Demeter certificate since 2020 and belonging, Filipa, to the direction of the Association of Biodynamics in Portugal.

Vinomatos company is proud to be able to contribute to the significant growth of the agricultural and wine sector in Portugal and worldwide.

Filipa Pato, vencedora do prémio Enologa do Ano com Pedro Montez, Director de operações da Vinomatos

Filipa Pato, vencedora do prémio Enologa do Ano, com Pedro Montez, Diretor de Operações da Vinomatos