2018-07-01

Hans Jörg Böhm

Hans Jörg Böhm, founder of the Plansel Group, celebrated his 80th birthday with friends and family in Montemor-o-Novo on the first weekend of July.

Hans Jörg Böhm, founder of the Plansel Group, celebrated his 80th birthday with friends and family in Montemor-o-Novo on the first weekend of July.

To commemorate this important date, the staffs of Plansel Group organized a dinner at the headquarter Quinta de São Jorge in Montemor-o-Novo, where the closest friends and personalities of the wine industry were present, who have closely followed the journey of Plansel.

The celebrations took place in the winery's new wine tourism premises. This was the first test of this new space, welcoming and adapted to the needs of our visitors, to promote tourism in the region.

Hans Jörg Böhm, born in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, landed quite by chance in 1961 in Portugal, where he was sailing on his boat. He sailed at the port of Cascais, near Lisbon, where he lived for some time. 

 

He decided to acquire a property in Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo, to begin his research – he knew what vineyards needed to produce high quality wines and made it his priority to research different grapevines varieties thoroughly. 

Because of his pioneering scientific work, his expertise is sought after internationally and he has authored numerous publications. In recognition of his achievements, he received the distinctions of Comendador da Ordem de Mérito Agrícola in 2005 from the President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio.

He is also the authorship "O Grande Livro das Castas", where it describes Portuguese grapevine varieties. Currently Jörg Böhm continues to live in Montemor-o-Novo, and helps run the businesses and advises the family with his extensive knowledge of grape varieties and wines.

We thank our founder Jorge for everything he has taught us, so that today we can follow the success story of the Plansel Group. He will continue to support us on our long journey ahead. A sincere thank you!

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