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Roquette and Borges Family and Peter Bright
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Terras de Alter was founded in 2004 as a joint venture between Sociedade Agrícola das Antas and Sociedade Agrícola do Monte Barrão, family firms with centuries of agricultural history in Alto Alentejo, in cooperation with Peter Bright, world renowned oenologist.
Roquette and Borges families have been in the farming business in this area for years. In the late 19th century, grapes grown on the ridge of Boavista Vineyard produced a “strong” wine sold under the brand “Visconde de Alter”. The descendants of the 19th century vintners, Borges Family, decided to replant the vineyards,restarting the production of great wines As one of the world’s most experienced and well recognized wine makers, Peter Bright brings his talents to Terras de Alter as head winemaker and business partner. After studying oenology in his native Australia, Peter came to Portugal in 1981 to hone his craft. By 1993, he was known as one of Australia’s first 'flying winemakers’, travelling first through Europe and then branching out to other continents.