The Sogevinus Group presents a new image for their brands. Start of the event “Fado in Porto” at Cálem Cellars. The same cellars add a new “multimedia dashboard” in order to modernize the tour’s presentation. Launching of Casa Burmester Touriga Nacional 2009 Douro D.O.C wine.
Commemoration of Burmester´ s 260th Anniversary. Launching and presenting several novelties such as Kopke and Burmester’s aged white ports.
Award for the Best Generous Wines Company to Sogevinus by Portuguese Magazine “Revista de Vinhos”. Oenologist Pedro Sá receives the award for Best Winemaker in the Generous Wines Category. Commemoration of Cálem´s 150th Anniversary.
Addition of three shareholders to Active Brands. Inauguration of Kopke and Sogevinus wine shops. Best of Wine Tourism prize awarded to Cálem Cellars – in wine tourism service category. First Drink & Dream’s wine: D+D Red 2005.
Full control of the distributor, Active Brands. Formation of Drink & Dreams Company.
Bought of the brand Barros & Almeida Group. Company wins the International award of “Best Wine Tourism” in the category of architecture for Cálem Cellars. Creation of Active Brands in charge of distribution.
Acquisition of the Burmester and Gilberts´ brands. Investment in a new bottling line, modernization and increased of the production capacity. Arnozelo Vine Estate is purchased. Introducing Curva wines to the market.
Cálem Cellars are fully renovated and the new premises are officially inaugurated. A partnership with restaurant D. Tonho is established. First appearance of the brand Douro D.O.C wine Curva.
CAIXANOVA holds a 100% share in the Portuguese holding Sogevinus. New management is appointed.
Project to modernize the vinification centre in São Martinho d’Anta.
CAIXANOVA now holds 57.1% of Sogevinus share capital. In 2000, the Galician bank’s share increases to 75%.
The Galician group CAIXANOVA buys 21.4% of Sogevinus share capital. Cálem family holds a minority share.