Welcome and congratulations to Herdade dos Grous and Sogrape—IWCA’s newest Applicant Member wineries, both from Portugal! These wineries join our collective of inspiring wineries—34 in total!—across the globe.
Strong climate action is imperative to safeguard the future of the wine sector and to protect our planet for future generations. IWCA’s Member and Applicant wineries are all working towards the same goal: becoming Net Zero by 2050 at the latest and driving a movement to decarbonize the wine sector. We applaud Herdade dos Grous and Sogrape for their commitment and actions and we are thrilled to welcome them to IWCA!
Meet our newest Applicant Members below, and contact us to learn how to join our movement.
Herdade dos Grous
Herdade dos Grous is located in Portugal, in south Alentejo. Their sustainable production strategy, in all its aspects, is one of the structural pillars of the whole agricultural activity management. By drawing an agricultural mosaic, they maintain and promote the biodiversity of local ecosystems which, together with regenerative and organic farming practices, demonstrate the enormous respect and care they have for the land. Herdade dos Grous' commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the pursuit of carbon neutrality are part of their day’s journey towards sustainability and the achievement of a greater resilience in regard to climate change.
Founded in 1942 by Fernando Van Zeller Guedes, Sogrape was born to demonstrate the quality of Portuguese wines to the world. From a single winery in the Douro Valley focused on the production of Mateus Rose, this family company has become global, with presence in more than 120 markets, owning 1,600 hectares of vineyards worldwide. Moved by the purpose of bringing Friendship and Happiness to everyone it touches through its wonderful wines, Sogrape aims to be a catalyst for positive societal change, respecting the limits of the planet in the construction of a more sustainable and inclusive future.