The Wine & The City blog provides up to date information about Travessia, a small winery in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. We often dabble into the happenings in our corner of the world, from the trivial to the unexpected. Reports, photographs, and an occasional video by the following contributors:
Marco Montez - Owner & Chief Barrel Tasting Officer
Born in Luanda (Angola), Marco Montez moved to his mother's native village in the Northeast of Portugal at the age of two. It was there that Marco had his first contact with vineyards and winemaking. His parents owned a small property on a hillside overlooking the village where they grew vegetables, fruits and grapevines. In 1990 Marco moved to the USA to pursue his college education in Engineering, graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. While working in the Telecommunication industry, he re-discovered his passion for wine and winemaking. In 2008 Marco started a small winery, Travessia, in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts.
More recently Marco also has been working on a new project with his family in Portugal, planting 25,000 vines and building a winery in the same village where he grew up. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, with his wife Claudia and two daughters Sofia and Gabriella.