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Eunice Mendes

Eunice was born and raised in the heart of the Douro Region, Portugal.  Growing up on a small family vineyard and winery contributed to her desire to be close the proximity of nature and the winemaking world.

After graduating in Biochemistry at University in the Douro she decided that laboratory based work was too far removed. In 2012 she started a degree in Oenology. Since then she has completed harvests in the Douro and Alentejo regions in Portugal, as well as in the Moselle. She finished her Winemaking degree in 2014 and travelled to Clare Valley for her first overseas winemaking experience. Since then, she has never really left Australia!  Eunice joined Qualia Winemaker in 2016.

“Mildura is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. Horticulture is the main industry and this reminds me my origins. The close contact with nature, the Murray River and the opportunity to make wonderful wines is what keeps me here.”