Created by entrepreneurs Rubens Menin and Cristiano Gomes in 2018, the Menin Wine Company (MWC), a new associate of AIP de Santa Marta de Penaguião, was born from a dream: to produce great wines from the Douro and put them in the world, motivating the youngest. to stay in the region and evolve into a growing company.

Rubens Menin is one of the largest Brazilian entrepreneurs, with a vast business portfolio, ranging from banking to the largest construction company in Latin America and Cristiano Gomes, a partner and entrepreneur with a career in the financial area, came together to fulfill a passion for both.

Portugal has long been in the sights of the two entrepreneurs for the best reasons, in fact, it is not by chance that our country was chosen for an initial investment of 30 million euros, which, in the meantime, has reached 60 million and more than 162 acre.

The first step was the acquisition of Quinta da Costa e Sol, where Menin Douro Estates was born. From the recovery of old vines to the stop, which was deactivated, MWC has been carrying out an important work of valorization of the Douro heritage.

In 2021, the company acquires the assets of Horta Osório Wines, today H.O Douro, adding the second winery to the portfolio. With three centuries of history, the richness of the varieties found in H.O farms is a treasure that MWC wants to praise.

Recently, he also bought Quinta do Caleiro, with about 40 hectares. A farm adjacent to Quinta da Costa e Sol, in Gouvinhas and where the group's new project will soon be born.

In May, it launched the first Grande Reserva Menin Douro Estates, white and red, and the first H.O Douro wines with the new image. In all of them, the profile of wines that MWC has traced for its identity is evident: high-end wines that reflect the Douro terroir, always prioritizing quality over quantity.

The social aspect is part of the group's DNA. MWC works with young, local talent, motivating them to stay in the region and evolve into a growing company.

Additionally, the group created a Local Development Program that aims to support institutions with an active role in the community.


Denomination: MENIN WINE COMPANY, LDA.

Municipality: Santa Marta de Penaguião

Sector: Wine

CAE: Viticulture

Manager: Rubens Menin is one of the largest Brazilian entrepreneurs, with a vast business portfolio, ranging from banking to the largest construction company in Latin America and Cristiano Gomes, a partner and entrepreneur with a career in the financial area, came together to fulfill a passion for both.

Products/services: Wine production