DWWA Portugal Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA Portugal Judging Panel

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Luis Sottomayor worked in several wine regions before entering the Port wine business in 1989. Today, he is responsible for the Douro operation of Sogrape, leading a team of winemakers, tasters and cellar workers, as well as supervising the Company’s wineries in the Douro region. Born and raised in Portugal, he studied at Charles Sturt University and the Université de Bourgogne and holds a post graduate degree in Oenology from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia do Porto. Luis has been a member of the Douro and Porto Wines Institute since 2000.