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Anselmo Mendes: one of the region’s most respected winemakers

Anselmo Mendes, the region’s most influential producer, owns large vineyard tracts and consults widely throughout Portugal. He has also been appointed as the new president of the Alvarinho Producers Association (APA) in August 2020. His family hails from Monção, and Mendes started making wine in Melgaço from a property he