The late António Augusto Carvalho discovered the grape Vital on the Serra de Montejunto and began a project to save this nearly extinct indigenous grape - this passion led to the birth of Casal Figueira.
Following his sudden death in 2010, his wife Marta took the reins of their winery. With no formal training, Marta taught herself (with the help of some neighbours) to make wine.
She sees herself as the medium, continuing the work of her late husband, and carrying on his passion and legacy.
Working with generational growers, they farm biodynamically, and Marta makes wines in a natural, minimal intervention style.