J.Faria & Filhos, Lda. is the newest kid on the block in terms of major local Madeira wine producers.
Although the company was founded some sixty years ago it only began producing and selling Madeira wine under its own label ten years ago. This was after it associated itself with another bulk Madeira wine producer "PE Gonçalves". Their Madeira wines are produced both under the "Estufagem" and "Canteiro" processes.The company produces three year old and five year old Madeiras based on the Tinta Negra Mole grape varietal. Recently a ten year old became available. However, in some exciting news for their ventures they are planning a five year old Boal harvested from the 2008 grapes. Expect in 2013 the launch of their new "noble grape" variety!
If you have visited the island and bought a bottle of wine with any of these brand names they are all the same wines produced by this same company: "J.Faria & Filhos", "Faria & Filhos", "PE Gonçalves", "Zarco", "Nau Santa Maria de Colombo" or "Pingo Doce".