A team we call family. Young, motivated, committed and very professional, connected by the passion for vineyards and wine!


A team we call family. Young, motivated, committed and very professional, connected by the passion for vineyards and wine!
Dynamic, contagious, determined and creative...

Joana Santiago

Relaxed and with a spontaneous smile, she feels the wine and shares the Quinta de Santiago project like no one else. She’s the face of the project and is in charge of the national and international market, in addition to marketing-communication and product development. In endless evolution and learning, she’s an inspiring pillar for creation within the team. Always curious to know more and to innovate, she stands for the training to be always seen in a continuous and consistent way, or she hadn’t traded her career as a lawyer, after 15 years, for the passion for the vineyards and the wine left by grandma.
Strict, organized, persistent and always ready for a good snack...

José Santiago

The father, the boss. He’s the company’s manager and coordinates the viticulture of Quinta de Santiago, a project that he embraced with heart and soul in 2010 when he retired from a long career in banking. But it was precisely at Quinta de Santiago that he was born and grew up, being this project the fulfillment of a postponed dream of his youth! He defends sustainable viticulture, based on respect for the soil, plants and man. He demands accuracy in the bills, never forgets a deadline and he’s always right!
Communicative, expeditious, passionate and joyful by nature...

Arcelina Santiago

It’s with her joy and dynamic that she infects all those around her, being responsible for the wine tourism. She was a teacher throughout her life in Espinho, retiring in 2011. She switched the city for the countryside to dedicate herself to the family project with her husband and children. She has a special gift for telling family stories and explains all the details of our viticulture and wines. Everyone who’s privileged to be welcomed by her feels the soul of our terroir and the discovery of the family like no one else.
Fun, demanding, professional and methodical...

Jorge Santiago

Graduated in Industrial Production Engineering, he’s currently in England as a resident engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. With extensive experience in the field of quality and industrial production, he’ll be a crucial piece of the company when he returns to Portugal.
Spontaneous, restless, dedicated and professional...

Abel Codesso

Completing 25 years of winemaking in the universe of Alvarinho wines, including the seven years he spent on the other side of the border, in the Galician Rías Baixas, he’s a Melgaço man who makes wines with soul in the Monção and Melgaço sub-region. A graduate of the Agriculture School of Santarém, Abel Codesso is a restless mind and always open to new challenges. He was a pioneer in making Alvarinho sparkling wines. He was born and grew up in the origin of Alvarinho region and started making wines «about 12 or 13 years old, with a “curtimenta” white wine, at a time when only red wines were made. But white wine was needed for the parties, and since I was the only man in the house, because everyone else had emigrated, I made a white one like red, with stems and skins, to honor those women who stayed here alone with children because their husbands and older children really had to emigrate». He knows the region and the Alvarinho variety like nobody else, has a huge experience, based on sharing and learning, has a giant heart and owns a great human dimension, which is why he’s our consultant.
With a wide smile, cheerful, dynamic and committed...

Márcia Lourenço

She joined the team in 2017 when the project grew to coordinate all the work in the cellar and daily welcome our tourists. She has an incredible work strength and endless desire to learn. She’s strong, professional and organized. Born and raised in Monção. Her passion for the territory and wines make her a perfect ambassador for Quinta de Santiago and this is felt on every visit. Communicative, committed and focused, she quickly “put on the shirt” and explains our wines like no one being part of this family.
Passionate about the sea, careful, optimistic and strong...

Ricardo Cruz

He built the cellar in 2014, leaving nothing to chance. He’s Joana’s husband and the pillar of the Santiago family with the girls, on weekends, trips and absences, always having a wise advice to give.
Calm, helpful, gadgeteer and hardworking...


He’s with us since his grandma's time and that’s why he knows the corners of the house like no one else. He works in the fields, takes care of the animals, helps with everything needed in the cellar. He has an inexhaustible energy and strength and he’s always there when needed.
Wise, has the gift of teaching, patient and professional...

Eng.º Garrido

He’s responsible for our viticulture as a consultant. He’s dedicated and knows so much about the territory that he always has something new to teach us! Leaves our vineyards wonderfully and loves nature just like us!