Famous for pleasure
Mysterious, contemporary, groundbreaking and enticing... these are the words which define Sandeman. A global brand, more than 230 years old, it is recognised by its famous logo – The Don – and is an undisputed leader in the art of making blends. Its wines offer sophistication, pleasure and authentic experiences.
To create the best wines, we combine science with technology and winemakers who put all their knowledge into each brand, with dedication and passion.
When he joined the team of master Fernando Nicolau de Almeida in 1989, Luís Sottomayor knew he was in the right place to be part of producing the Douro's very best wines. His academic career took him to France and Australia, while today, recognised for his skill and the quality of his work, he leads Sogrape's Douro winemaking team, responsible for wines such as the mythic Barca-Velha and the famous vintages of Porto Ferreira and Sandeman Tawnies.