Leo's Choice started in 2006, created by Leonel Lopes, Sommelier since 1987 in the most sophisticates New York restaurants (Tavern on the Green, Le Cirque), New Jersey (The Manor) and a pioneer in the market in NJ sales of wine Cellar of Reguengos cooperative and renowned Chilean wines Concha y Toro.
After some time in Portugal since August 2006 to February 2008, Leonel decided to create a portfolio of own favorites wines that he likes to see in the US market. After this period, experienced and tasting wines from several regions of Portugal, decided to reward the quality of wines from Herdade Agricola de Vale de Barqueiros using these as his favorite wines everyday "table wine".
Then he started a contact with the prestigious family Faria, entrepreneurs in various Portuguese industry segments, including wines that is growing up by Miguel Faria, young skilled entrepreneur in the business world. His grandfather Mr. Vasco Faria, whom I was proud to present my project representation, and the promise to fight for a place in the prestigious American wine market, Vale Barqueiros.
Leo's Choice is a import company based in New Jersey and licensed by the NJ State as wholesale and distributor. Through the experience lived in Portugal, and after the decision to represent only the best wine houses of Portugal, Leo's Choice, come to position in the market and the consumer the best Portuguese wines suggested by us.