The winery at Quinta da PLANSEL began with pure women-power, by which we mean that it had female employees only. Even today, the female influence dominates in the sense that PLANSEL enjoys a good reputation for reliability, and a spotlessly clean, well-run working environment. The 70-hectare estate and the state-of-the-art cellar technologies do, however, also require male specialists with a sold technical background.
orina Lindemann completed her degree in Viticulture and Cellar Technology at Geisenheim University in 1992, and did her internships in the family business in Deidesheim, where she gained her first professional experience. She was also able to do part of her training at the University of Évora experimental winery and other technical internships in Portuguese companies, where she focused on cellar technology. Carlos Ramos graduated as an agricultural engineer from the University of Évora before he began working with Jorge Böhm and devoted himself to the recognition of certified grapevine varieties based on oenological studies. He is currently responsible for cellar technology at Quinta da PLANSEL.
The office staff
Filomena Aviz is manages all the administrative work, Susana Parreira manages sales , Marisa Parreira is the wine tourism responsible and Alexandra Roesch is the brand and export manager of the winery.
The vineyard staff
José Manuel Valadas, a qualified agricultural engineer, is responsible for the Quinta da PLANSEL estate operations with an area planted to vineyards totalling 70 hectares. His major challenge is to begin to anticipate at the vineyard stage which of the processing techniques differentiated according to the different grapevine varieties – which later become different types of wine – will be best suited to the crop. The correct appearance of each variety must be chosen with extreme precision and optimally adapted to the terroir of Montemor-o-Novo.
The cellar staff
After more than a decade having only a staff composed by women, nowadays we have a dedicated group of men and women that have a intense level of professionalism and dedication towards the company.