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Quinta da Murta – The Wine of Shakespeare

Located in Bucelas, Quinta da Murta presents an astonishing landscape offered by the valleys and vineyards that surround its house and cellar. It is a farm tourism destination where visitors can take part in the harvest, taste wine and enjoy guided tours through the farm, vineyards and cellar, where they are presented to the different phases of the wine making process.
This farm is the perfect place to celebrate parties and private events, with wine making being its main activity. It has a very modern cellar and a team that grants autonomy in the management of the whole process of production of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines.
The wine from Bucelas has long become particularly popular in England, among its royalty, even being mentioned in William Shakespeare’s Henry VI play.

The Quinta da Murta documentary film makes an historical contextualisation of the wine in the region and presents its production, enhanced by the unique characteristics of the location. The target audience for the film are farm tourists, potential international wine distributors and event organization agencies.

This project is comprised by 3 films: Spot (1'39''), Promocional (6'00'') and Documentary (16'00'').

  • David Mendes
  • Lara Fernandes
  • David Mendes
    Director of Photography
  • João Lourenço
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Quinta da Murta
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 7 seconds
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  • Student Project:

    1º Prémio "Natureza e Ecologia"
  • Document.Art.XXI
    Prémio Especial "Vinarte"
  • Art&Tur International Tourism Film Festival

    Menção Honrosa na categoria "Sabores e Aromas"
Director Biography - David Mendes

With a degree in Tecnologia da Comunicação Audiovisual (Technology of Audiovisual Communication) by the Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Oporto Polytechnic Institute), David Mendes is a director and sole manager of Ideias Com Pernas with a vast experience in the creation of promotional films and commercials, as well as directing television content. He has advanced skills as a camera operator and colourist. In the last three years, has won more than 30 International Awards with tourism films.
His body of work includes creating and directing every episode of the television show “Minutos Mágicos”, broadcast by SIC Television, directing “Gala da Magia Coca-Cola”, the television spots “Corta com a Violência” and “Fora do Baralho” as well as several promotional and institutional flms for brands such as Mercedes, KPMG, L'Óreal, Optimus, Salsa, Majestic, Moscatel de Setúbal, Nogueira's Fire Food. He has also directed major live events such as fashion shows and music concerts.

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