Mr. Joaquim Mascarenhas Fiuza was the ’11th generation of the Marquis de Fronteira family. He was the father of the company’s present owners and was responsible for creating and developing the Fiuza brand.
The company started operating at the beginning of the 20th century when Mr. Joaquim Mascarenhas Fiuza and his uncle began producing wine on the family estates. Mr. Joaquim Mascarenhas Fiuza had two passions: winemaking and sailing, and during his long life, he lived 102 years, he was able to develop both.
As a sportsman, he was one of the most awarded Portuguese athletes regarding his glorious sailing career. As a Star Class sailor, he participated in 3 Olympic Games, 4 World Cups, and 6 European Cups.
As for his other passion, winemaking, he was determinant for the Fiuza Company’s success. In 1985, Mr. Joaquim Mascarenhas and Peter Bright, an Australian winemaker, made a partnership and created Fiuza & Bright Company. Pioneers in the growing of French grapes varieties in Portugal and specialized in mono-varietal wines.
Nowadays, Fiuza produces wines from Portuguese and international grapes. The Portuguese grapes come from their two estates: Quinta da Requeixada and Quinta da Granja.
The quality of Fiuza wines has been recognized nationally and internationally by the most notorious publications and contests but especially by the consumer that each day drinks the wines.