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Bright Brothers

The Australian Peter Bright (*1953) chose Portugal as his adopted country in 1974 and worked as a cellar master at the João Pires winery (now owned by Fonseca as J. P. Vinhos). There he created several international style wines. This earned him the title of "Winemaker of the Year" at the London International Wine Challenge. In 1994, he went into business for himself and founded his own winery in Alverca in the Douro region together with his brother. Here, wines are made almost exclusively from indigenous varieties such as Baga, Trincadeira Preta, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. Peter Bright has worked as a Flying Winemaker in an advisory capacity all over the world. In Portugal, he created a number of wines under the "Bright Brothers" label at wineries in the Beiras, Lisboa, Douro and Do Tejo wine regions. Together with other oenologists, he is active as a consultant in Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Uruguay and is partly involved in these wineries. Together with Joaquim Mascarenhas Fiuza, he founded the Fiuza & Bright winery in the Ribatejo area, where wines are produced from French varieties. One of the wines created by Bright is T.F.N. (the name is derived from the first letters of the grape varieties) which is blended from Touriga Franca (70%) and Touriga Nacional (30%) at Quinta des Frades and aged for one year in barriques.

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