CARMIM – Agricultural Cooperative of Reguengos de Monsaraz – was created in 1971 by a group of sixty wine growers. Thirty seven years later, the quality of CARMIM wines has become a byword for excellence. The company leads the national market in the quality wine segment.
CARMIM currently has around a thousand members and produces 24 wine references: from whites to reds, from the young wines to the reserves, not to forget the liquorous, roses or sparkling wines. CARMIM also produces marc brandy and olive oils of recognised quality.
The wines of CARMIM have already been distinguished by over two hundred and fifty prizes in various national and international tenders. Recently, the Monsaraz Sparkling Wine, one of the company’s newest products, was awarded the National Prize for Beverages and Food Packaging 2007, attributed by the Alimentaria Lisboa 2007 for its inclusion of Braille on the label.
The quality of the raw material, deriving from a Denomination of Origin region, is one of the benefits of this Cooperative; alongside the human capital and an 80,000m2 agro-industrial complex endowed with state-of-the-art technology. There is a reception capacity for one million two hundred thousand kilos of grapes per day, bottling of fifteen thousand bottles per hour and storage of up to thirty two million litres, making CARMIM the largest winery in the Alentejo and also one of the biggest in the country!