The road to Portugal
The passion of Jorge Böhm for Portugal has a long history. It was in 1961 that he first came to Portugal as a student aboard the windjammer Prosper d’Étel, an old refurbished tuna fishing boat. By 1969 he had become the largest importer of Portuguese wines in Germany, and he visited Portugal regularly. In 1976, Jorge Böhm became the first foreigner to create a wine export firm in post-revolutionary Portugal, and it was only a few years later that he submitted a proposal to the Portuguese government on the breeding and certification of grapevine material.