Since its first wine from 1985, Esporão has maintained the tradition of enriching and personalising each harvest’s labels, combining the universal wine culture and art. Until 2015, Esporão had the privilege of tapping into the talent and generosity of 29 Portuguese, 1 Brazilian and 2 Angolan artists. Esporão’s book “Colheitas e Artistas 1985 – 2015” results from a unique compilation of the harvests and their historical framework, the original works that illustrate the labels and the artists who built the Esporão collection. This is a way to secure this heritage in the present and create a memory for the future.
Several visual artists gave Esporão the privilege of their contribution: Manuel Cargaleiro, Dórdio Gomes, João Hogan, Júlio Resende, Júlio Pomar, José de Guimarães, Artur Bual, Mestre Isabelino, Luís Pinto Coelho, Armando Alves, Pedro Proença, Julião Sarmento, Graça Morais, Guilherme Parente, Pedro Calapez, Costa Pinheiro, Gilberto & Gabriel Colaço, Pedro Cabrita Reis, José Manuel Rodrigues, José Pedro Croft, Joana Vasconcelos, Rui Sanches, Lourdes de Castro, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Alberto Carneiro, João Queiroz and Pedro A.H. Paixão. There were also contributions from the Angolan visual artists António Ole and Binelde Hyrcan, the Brazilian Rubens Gerschman, and Ana Jotta for a special edition of the Confraria do Alentejo 1st Prize.
The tradition has remained, and this group of 32 artists was followed by Duarte Belo.
A new collaboration will be announced this year.
The book is available at the Ler Devagar and Ferin bookstores, in Lisbon; the Livraria do Mercado bookstore, in Óbidos, as well as at Herdade do Esporão’s Wine Tourism shop, at a Recommended Retail Price of €50.