Vinhos Barbeito was founded in 1946 by Mario Barbeito de Vasconcelos and has since then always been run by members of our family.
At the time of Barbeito's foundation, over 30 other Madeira Wine exporteres were operating in the business. Little by little, Mario Barbeito gained clients in many parts of the world, always trying to build a good and close relationship with them. Some of our actual clients and suppliers are still from his time.
Mario Barbeito passed away in 1985 and his daughter, Manuela deCasconcelos, took over the general management of Vinhos Varbeito. She was already working for the company since 1976.
One of Manuela Vasconcelos most important tasks was to continue her father's work of strengthening relationships with customers and promoting our wines at prestigious wine fairs around the world. This policy is still maintained today.