For over 150 years wine has been produced in this estate, but it was only in 1988 that its current owner Júlio Bastos started commercializing the wines produced here both nationally and internationally, the famous “Garrafeiras” of 1985, 1986, 1987, always known for it’s superior quality. Since the beginning of this project the Dona Maria wines have been recognized, not only by the public but also by opinion leaders. Having achieved high scores in international magazines. Nationally the situation repeated itself. In 2009, Júlio bastos, was named “Producer of the Year” by the prestigious “Revista de Vinhos”, as well as awarded many excellence prizes.