History & Geography
Since 2002, Howard Bilton and David Baverstock, Portugal’s premier winemaker, have partnered to bring to the market a range of outstanding wines under the Howard’s Folly label. The new winery opened in 2018 – just in time for the vintage - and allows us to have tighter control over the wine making process and to make small batch wines. The winery was expanded to provide a beautiful, bar, restaurant, tasting area and gallery/event space at the beginning of 2020. The location is no accident. Already the gourmet capital of the Alentejo, Estremoz will shortly host a very large and beautiful art museum being built by Joe Berardo which seems sure to attract new visitors to the town. It’s also an amazing place to visit with picturesque cobbled streets, historic buildings and a wonderful market on Saturdays. Our core mission: “Wine. Art. Charity”. The carefully selected art on our labels inspires our mission to give back to the community through the Sovereign Art Foundation.