Sandra Tavares da Silva, winemaker of Portugal

After getting her Masters degree in oenology in Milan, Italy, Sandra moved to Porto in 1999 and became winemaker at Vale Dona Maria and that same year was asked to join her parents at the family winery Quinta de Chocapalha in the Estremadura region of southern Portugal. Also in that same year she met her future husband and winemaking partner Jorge Serodio Borges. I interviewed Sandra at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.