History

1962 - November 23rd

  • A group of small and medium-sized wine growers in the region who were unhappy about the prices they were paid for the grapes and knew that the wines produced – that they knew were good quality – appeared on the market mixed with others which adulterated them lessened their prestige, they decided to join forces and form a Winery Cooperative. And so 12 partners founded the Adega Cooperativa de Reguengos de Monsaraz, C.R.L., whose Head Offices were situated at Reguengos de Monsaraz.

1971 - March 30th

  • Alteration to the business name to Cooperativa Agrícola de Reguengos de Monsaraz, C.R.L., already having 60 partners and created the Purchasing and Sale, Wine growers, Olive-growing and Sheep-farming Sections.

1991 - March 23rd

  • The Prime Minister, Cavaco Silva, laid the first stone for the technological modernisation of the winery.

1997 - June 15th

  • The President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio, laid the first stone for the technological modernisation of the bottling plant.

1998 - November 3rd

  • The Prime Minister, António Guterres, opened the new bottling plant.

2000 - December

  • CARMIM recorded turnover of 28.6 million euros (PTE 5.7 billion) - 8% derives from export, a total of 958 members and 3,478.5 ha of area of vineyard. The share capital at that time stood at 1,435,413 euros (PTE 287 million).

2001 - April 29th

  • The extension of the VQPRD Winery (Quality Wine Produced in a Demarcated Region) was opened by the Minister of Agriculture, Capoulas Santos.

2003

  • CARMIM achieved turnover of 37.84 million euros. On July 13th CARMIM Oenotourism was inaugurated by the Minister of Agriculture, Sevinate Pinto, especially prepared to receive all those who visit us every year in a welcoming, refined environment. Also on July 13th the Minister of Agriculture laid the first stone for the construction of the administrative building and inaugurated the technological modernisation Regional Wine Winery.

2004 - March 28th

  • CARMIM has realised a “former” desire with the opening of the new administrative building by the Minister of Agriculture, Sevinate Pinto. Constructed within the agro-industrial facility, this move marked a return to the origins of the Cooperative which started off by having its offices inside the winery itself. A day on which a further important page was written in the history of CARMIM.