Have you met Elpenor?

  • Posted on 11 June 2014,
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Julia Kemper Wines Elpenor

With the ebb and flow of a day, there are incredible discoveries to be found in our vineyards. One such discovery included a beautiful Elpenor caterpillar inching along at a very diligent pace.

Determined and steadfast, he was a lovely sign that our organic farming was working. As a tribute to the little creature, we created a wine named after the caterpillar, a blend of the four major red wine varietals of the Dão: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Jaen. It’s a perfect wine to share among friends alongside a delicious meal.


This homage lead to the creation of two new wines – Elpenor Red and Elpenor Rosé – increasing the number of Julia Kemper Wines available. This not only complements our portfolio, but also displays the richness and diversity of our vineyards.