Portuguese wine company Sogrape open to producing wine in Angola

23 February 2012

Luanda, Angola, 23 Feb – Portuguese wine company Sogrape is available for setting up partnerships with similar companies in Angola to produce wine in the country, the chief executive of the Portuguese company, Salvador Guedes said in Luanda.

Guedes noted, that despite Sogrape being a family-owned company, it was open to new partnerships and business opportunities with Angolan businesspeople interested in investing in the winemaking sector but added that potential proposals would have to be carefully analysed in order to assess the real potential and benefits for both parties involved in the project.

In relation to the possibility of producing wine in Angola, Guedes said that this had not happened yet due to the company having little information about the winemaking potential of the country but added that Sogrape could produce wine in Angola, as it already does in Chile, Argentina and New Zealand.

According to Guedes, Angola is one of Sogrape’s main markets and the company has started to produce wines especially for the Angolan market.

Sogrape Investimentos is a Portuguese company, based in Avintes, Vila Nova de Gaia, focused on wine growing production and export, and has been working in the Angolan market for the last seven years.

The company, which exports its wine to over 126 countries, owns the following brands of wine: Casa Ferreirinha, Constantino, Ferreira, Finca Flichman, Gazela, Grão Vasco, Herdade do Peso, Mateus, Morgadio da Torre, Offley, Planalto, Quinta de Azevedo, Quinta dos Carvalhais, Robertson, Sandeman, Sogrape Reservas, Terra Franca and Vila Régia. (macauhub)