Quinta da Plansel
After completing her degree in oenology at Geisenheim University in 1997, Dorina moved with her husband, Thomas, to Portugal to join her father, Hans Jörg Böhm. She used the existing vineyards from the grapevine breeding operations established by her father to produce her own wines and systematically extended the vineyards as part of a targeted expansion programme involving the production of propagation material. Today, Dorina and her two daughters, Luísa and Julia, enthusiastically advocate Portuguese wines vinified from the grapes of autochthonous varieties, especially those from the Alentejo. Combining oenological knowledge and expertise with the study of biodiversity in regional varieties is of particular interest. Site-specific adaptation of grapevine varieties to the terroir of Quinta da Plansel, often referred to as “precision viticulture”, is an integral part of the estate’s success story.
Both her daughters are following in the footsteps of their mother and grandfather so that, together, they can successfully meet the economic challenges ahead. After the death of her husband, Dorina embarked upon the search for a business partner for Plansel. A suitable investor was found in 2010 in the person of successful businessman and compatriot, Karl Heinz Stock, himself the founder and owner of a quality wine estate in the Algarve. In this demanding profession, Dorina relies on the collaboration and expertise of agronomist Carlos Ramos in the cellars and agronomist José Manuel Valadas on site in the winery. Both are equally passionate as Dorina in their commitment to reference grapevine varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Barroca.