Before Vasco d’Avillez became the president of CVRLisboa he has left his indelible imprint on the several companies and countries he worked in.
A national tribute to Vasco d’Avillez was one of the highlights of the 11th anniversary gala of the Association of Portuguese Wine Municipalities (AMPV), which took place on April 30 at the Cartaxo Cultural Center.
Vasco d’Avillez who has just completed 70 years old, is the president of the Wine Commission of Lisbon Region Wines (‘Comissão Vitivinícola da Região dos Vinhos de Lisboa’) since 2011, and he has been also president of ViniPortugal, director of the Symington group, Port and Madeira Shippers and vice-president of AA Cálem & Filho, Lda.
Vasco d’Avillez began in 1970 his professional career in the wine sector as Head of the Public Relations Service of J.M. da Fonseca Internacional Vinhos, where he stayed until 1977.
Before Vasco d’Avillez held the position of president of CVRLisboa (in January 2011), he has left his indelible imprint on the several companies and countries he worked in.
In 2015, Vasco d’Avillez was awarded with the Commendation of the Order of Agricultural Merit by the former President of the Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, being this just one of the many distinctions he has been awarded with throughout his professional life, entirely devoted to wine.
The Lisbon Region Wine Commission (Comissão Vitivinícola da Região de Lisboa – CVRLisboa) is the institution responsible for the promotion and certification of the Lisbon Region wines.
The ‘Vinhos de Lisboa’ (Wines of Lisbon) already export around 75 % of their production, having as main markets the Nordic Countries, Brazil, USA, Benelux, Russia, China and Angola.
The Lisbon Wine Region (‘Região Vitivinícola de Lisboa’) includes the following Denominations of Origin Alenquer, Arruda, Bucelas, Carcavelos, Colares, Encostas d’Aire, Lourinhã, Óbidos and Torres Vedras.