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Aníbal Coutinho, the owner of the winery, a Portuguese Oenologist and wine critic, combined his passion for wine along his travel experience in this pioneering project: Astronaut wines. Producing nectar in different parts of the world, goes far beyond the theoretical knowledge or inspiration of an Oenologist. It requires the incorporation of traditional wine culture and understanding of vineyards in each country, to create a top-grade wine.


Aníbal’s had started off producing the first Astronaut wines in South Africa, where he comes from. Later, he further created two wines: Astronaut Touriga Nacional and Astronaut Arinto, the most emblematic grape varieties in Portugal, a country with ancient winegrowing history. His time spent in South Africa gave him the skills and dexterity to produce two more Astronauts: Astronaut Chenin Blanc and Astronaut Pinotage. These four wines are the leaders of the Astronaut

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