Uivo wines

Winemaker

Tiago Sampaio

Tiago is the viticulturist and winemaker behind Uivo natural wines and Folias de Baco, a renowned winery he founded in 2007 in Douro Valley. Grandson of grape growers, Tiago's passion for wine and viticulture blossomed at a young age as he explored the vineyards alongside his grandfather, absorbing knowledge and embracing the art of winemaking with boundless curiosity and determination.

It was this incurable fascination that led him into agricultural studies, starting in Santo Tirso and culminating in a five-year university program in Vila Real, laid the groundwork for his pursuit of excellence. The pinnacle of his academic pursuits was a transformative experience in the Oregon State University, where he delved into the world of Viticulture and Enology, during is PHD, embracing modern philosophies and winemaking aesthetics while honouring the timeless traditions of the Douro Valley.

Santo Tirso - Vila Real - Oregon, USA

Educational background

Folias de Baco or Bacchus revelries

Inspired by his family's old vineyards and his unwavering commitment to sustainability, Tiago established Folias de Baco as a beacon of innovation in winemaking. The winery is dedicated to organic viticulture and the production of wines with minimal intervention, showcasing the purest expression of the grapes and the unique terroir of the region.

Folias de Baco has earned widespread acclaim for its diverse portfolio of red, white, orange, sparkling, and sweet wines, each a testament to the land and the hands that nurture it. With numerous awards under its belt, Tiago Sampaio has emerged as a prominent figure in the winemaking landscape of the Douro Valley.

Company

Tiago Sampaio won the prize of Revelation Winemaker of the year 2020, by the Portuguese magazine "Revista de Vinhos".

Natty wines

Today, Tiago and his team continue their pursuit of crafting exceptional wines with is brand Uivo, that capture the essence of the Douro, captivating wine enthusiasts worldwide with their dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to quality winemaking.

Indulge in a bold, natural and unpredictable flavour journey when drinking Uivo wines.