About

As producers and people passionate about winemaking, our mission is to encourage the passion for Dão’s wine throughout the world, in a differentiating, innovative way and in perfect harmony with Nature.

We want to let people known the nobility, the elegance and the character of a wine that is still hidden by magnificent mountains. It is among the Dão mountains that our terroirs are found, in Quinta do Cruzeiro in Oliveira-Mangualde, where vineyards are treated with knowledge, delicacy and according to an organic and sustained agriculture.

It is also in Quinta do Cruzeiro that our Wine Cellar is set, where modern and ancestral grape treading techniques are aligned to transform the crops into sparkling wines, with a delicious acidity, floral aromas and delicate texture.

Producing a high-quality vegan and organic wine implies extensive knowledge, constant work and learning; it implies, above all, dedication and an enormous passion. This passion has been in our Family, the Melo Family, for more than 400 years and its values have passed from generation to generation.

Currently, Julia Kemper wines are sold in Portugal and throughout the world, preserving the noble grapes of the region: Touriga-Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz and Jaen, for the reds, and Encruzado, Malvasia-Fina and Verdelho, for the whites, besides keeping other varieties not fully identified in small quantities.

In addition to wine production and commercialization, we also bet on a different wine tourism, with several wine programs, experiences and events that truly transport you to Julia Kemper Wines world.

The sensorial characteristics and the unusual quality of the Julia Kemper wines have been recognized nationally and internationally, being part of the 50 best Portuguese wines for several years and receiving several honors and important prizes in Portugal and around the world.

Awards

Julia Kemper White 2016: Gold Medal – SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2018; Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 90 points
Julia Kemper Reserve White 2015: Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 93 points
Julia Kemper Reserve Red 2011: Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 93+ points; Prémio Escolha da Imprensa (Press Choice Award) – Magazine Grandes Escolhas
Julia Kemper Reserve Red 2010: Gold Medal – MundusVini Summer Tasting
Julia Kemper Touriga Nacional 2012: Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 92 points
Julia Kemper Touriga Nacional 2010: Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge – IWC; Gold Medal – MundusVini Biofach 2014
Julia Kemper Curiosity Branco 2013: Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 92 points
Julia Kemper Vinhas Selecionadas 2012: Top Gold Medal – International Organic Wine Award
JK Elpenor Red 2011: Gold Medal – MundusVini Biofach 2016; Gold Medal – SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2018
JK Elpenor Reserve Red 2014: Gold Medal – International Organic Wine Award
“Julia Kemper” Touriga Nacional 2009 – Bronze Medal granted by IWSC – International Wine & Spirits Competition, May 22, 2012
“Julia Kemper” White 2010 – Bronze Medal in the competition “First International Competition Wines for Fish”, Italy, May 2012
“Julia Kemper” Touriga Nacional 2009 – Gold Medal granted by CVR Dão, in the competition “Os Melhores Vinhos do Dão no Produtor” (“The Best Dão Wines in the Producer”), December 9, 2011
“Julia Kemper” White 2010 – Silver Medal granted by CVR Dão, in the competition “Os Melhores Vinhos do Dão no Produtor” (“The Best Dão Wines in the Producer”), December 9, 2011
“Julia Kemper” White 2010 – Silver Medal granted by the International Organic Wine Award 2011, held in Frasdorf, Germany
“Julia Kemper” Red 2008 – Silver Medal granted by the International Organic Wine Award 2011, held in Frasdorf, Germany
“Julia Kemper” Red 2008 – Silver Medal granted by X Concurso Internacional “La Selezione Del Sindaco”, held at Benevento and Torrecuso, Italy
“Julia Kemper” White 2009 – Gold Medal granted by MundusVini – Biofach 2011, held at Nurnberg, Germany
“Julia Kemper” White 2008 – Silver Medal granted by MundusVini – Biofach 2010, held at Nurnberg, Germany
“Julia Kemper” White 2008 – Merit Diploma granted by Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados (National Contest of Bottled Wines), held at Santarém, Portugal