Buying the Vineyard Farm
MARCO 3 wines are the corollary of a common project by Georgina Tomé and Luís Verdelho, a couple who were hopelessly dazzled by the charms of the Demarcated Wine Region of Douro and who, since 2007, when acquiring the property, have been reconciling their Lisbon life, connected to mathematics education and medicine, with the gradual growth of a vineyard cherished under their orientation.
Starting the DOC Wines
The Douro quickly took over their lives and, currently vitiviniculture is already the main occupation of Georgina Tomé, who in the meantime deepened her knowledge in this area, with a Master's degree in Oenology and Viticulture at the University of Trás os Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) which she attended from 2017 to 2019.
The successful completion of the Curricular Units that make up the curriculum of this Master Degree earned her the certification of Associate Degree in Oenology and Viticulture, but most importantly it prompted the motivation for the large investment that was hence made concerning the improvement of viticultural practices for the production of high quality grapes, as well as for winemaking processes. At the winery, the experience and dedication of the winemaker Francisco Gonçalves, who became part of the team, and who, following a minimalist philosophy associated with careful handling of the grapes for maximum capture of the potential of the involved grape varieties, contributed decisively to the excellence and personality of the wines that we now present.