Domingos Alves de Sousa produces his wines, according to a family tradition begun by his grandfather, which is today also being continued by his children. Using only grapes from his own estates to produce his wines. This he does using truly unique "terroirs” and a magnificent diversity of the region's natural grape varieties. The quality and singularity of his wines has been widely recognized with distinctions and mentions in the most acclaimed national and international publications. Of particular mention was the "Producer of the Year" award presented in 1999 and again in 2006 by "Revista de Vinhos” one of the most important Portuguese Wine Magazine and became the first to twice receive the most coveted and prestigious distinction for Portuguese wine producers.