Luis Pato

By Rui Falcão*

After more than 20 years of having the Luis_Pato.jpegpleasure of tasting Luis Pato wines, we can be sure that every year they make some of the greatest Portuguese wines. However, there is always the chance to be surprised by some unconventional wines that sit alongside its portfolio.

Luis Pato is constantly innovating and looking to take on new challenges in the processes of Portuguese wine making. He is known everywhere as “Mr. Baga”, demonstrating his characteristics and likeness to one of the most well-known Portuguese native grape varieties.

He has developed Baga in different types of soils and in vines with different ages, even planting young vines directly in the soil, defying Phylloxera and transforming one vineyard - the Quinta do Ribeirinho Pé Franco.








* Rui Falcão is a renowned Portuguese wine journalist, author and wine educator.  He is also a judge at several international wine competitions.