Corporate Milestones


Amorim Group marks 150 years of history and permanent renovation

The Amorim Group marks 150 years of history and permanent renovation. 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the Amorim Group. Throughout the year, the entire Team - dispersed across more than 40 countries - collectively celebrates this event: the vision, entrepreneurial capacity, work and passion that successive generations of the Amorim Family have placed at the service of the Group and the entire cork sector. And, with the Family, all the employees who, in Portugal and the world, have dedicated their skills, talent and commitment to this shared goal of creating value, in harmony with Nature.

Several internal and external initiatives are organised throughout 2020, that mark the main pillars of the group’s activity: History, Renovation and Future; Cork, Sustainability and Innovation; People, Family and Community; Education and Values.

By celebrating this 150th anniversary, we are also renewing our commitment to the future, expressed through a renewed visual identity, including the new AMORIM logo, which expresses AMORIM as solid, cohesive and dynamic brand, maintaining the cork oak tree and sustainability as the key identity references.

The future begins every day.

30th anniversary of its listing on the stock exchange

In April, Corticeira Amorim celebrates the 30th anniversary of its listing on the stock exchange with a special session at Euronext Lisbon, closed by the symbolic ringing of the bell.

In the closing session, the Secretary of State for Industry, Ana Teresa Lehmann, states: “this is not just any company or family. It is a company that has shown that it understands the advantages of the capital markets and has known how to use them in its favour". She highlights the fact that Corticeira Amorim is an example of "innovation in tradition, an industry of the future”.

Visitable Collection Award given by the Portuguese Museology Association

The Fernanda Ramos de Amorim Wine Museum Centre, part of Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo, receives the Visitable Collection award from the Portuguese Museology Association. The Museum harbours a unique collection, with more than 500 items from the 19th and 20th centuries, contributes to the centuries-old memory of wine practices in the Alto Douro Wine Region, and ensuring that the culture of the local people is handed down to future generations.

Acquisition of Taboadella

The Amorim Group invests in the Dão Demarcated Region (Portugal), through the acquisition of Taboadella, a 50-hectare property, recognised to be one of the most important high-altitude vineyards in the region.

Dão is one of Portugal’s most emblematic and promising wine regions, home to great wines with a classic profile and enormous longevity, a unique and historic terroir that demonstrates not only the full potential of the touriga nacional and encruzado varieties, and also traditional Portuguese grape varieties.

Américo Ferreira de Amorim (1934-2017)

With great regret, in July 2017, the Amorim Group and Family bid farewell to Américo Ferreira de Amorim (1934-2017), the charismatic leader who presided over the Amorim Group for decades, successfully leading its expansion, crossing borders and diversifying its activity in sectors such as real estate, finance, telecommunications and tourism.

Américo Ferreira de Amorim was the forerunner of the Group's professionalisation, modernisation, innovation and sustainability.

A unique, brilliant, tenacious and concrete man who leaves his mark on the history of business, Portugal and the world.

“We are what we do consistently. Hence, excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
Américo Ferreira de Amorim

Paula Amorim, Américo Ferreira de Amorim’s eldest daughter, is appointed as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Amorim - Investimentos e Participações, SGPS, S.A., the holding company of the Amorim Group.

Quinta Nova wins the Best Wine Tourism Award

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo wins the Best Wine Tourism Award, in the category of Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.

Amorim Group signs an agreement with Lantal Textiles AG

The Amorim Group signs an agreement with Lantal Textiles AG for the sale of Gierlings - Velpor, expected to deliver significant added value to Gierlings - Velpor and all its stakeholders.

Quinta Nova is chosen as the Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year

Quinta Nova is chosen as the Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year by the prestigious English guide Luxury Travel Guide.

Américo Ferreira de Amorim celebrates his 80th birthday

Américo Ferreira de Amorim celebrates his 80th birthday, marking 62 years of work dedicated to building a successful business. He is an example of the power of work and individual determination that has inspired multiple generations all over the world.

250th anniversary of Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the official foundation of Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, which is marked with the launch of the book 250 Years of Stories and the special edition of the Colheita Unoaked vintage collection.

Luísa Amorim, the director of Quinta Nova says that by means of this wine “we are sharing this very special date with our loyal consumers and customers”.

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