Cork Passion



We believe in Cork, we believe in Nature

We believe that the cork stopper is the only stopper for the wine industry that is, at the same time, a product of 100 percent natural, recyclable and biodegradable origin and which industry is primarily responsible, directly and indirectly, for the preservation and maintenance of the native forest and native fauna and flora of the peninsular cork oak forests.

We believe in Nature and Tradition

The exploration of cork preserves not only the native species that depend on the cork oak, but a whole local economy, professional occupations and traditions that would otherwise risk disappearing. Whether in the centre and south of Portugal and Spain, where cork harvesters persist, or in the north of Portugal, where most of the world’s cork industry is concentrated, the exploration of cork for the manufacture of natural stoppers continues to maintain an entire industrial sector from which thousands of workers depend on, such us cork cutters, cork punching machine operators and cork manual selectors, among many more.

We believe in the future

We take responsibility in doing our part to leave a liveable world for future generations. We defend the exploration of cork, that not only does not require cutting down the cork oak, which which bark is the raw material used in cork stoppers, but allows the tree to live healthier and for a longer period. The harvesting of cork, while allowing an economic use of this natural resource, cleans the tree, ridding it of parasites and stimulating its renewal. The production of cork stoppers leaves a minimal footprint in the environment, compared to all other alternatives. It does not require the industrial use of ore for the production of wine sealants, does not use plastic and does not lead to deforestation for planting of crops used in the extraction of polymers of plant origin, used in the manufacture of alternative sealants of natural origin. By using cork stoppers we are all contributing not only to the maintenance of the native forests of the southern Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean but also, even if in a small way, to the preservation of forest all around the world.

Zero Waste

Whether it is in the manufacture of alternative cork sealants, or by using the waste from the cork industry, such as in thermal and acoustic insulation or to use in playgrounds, among many other posible uses, cork is a zero waste natural product.


Is the sealant that Nature made for wine

The cork stopper is extremely light, since its cells are mainly composed of air (about 90%). It is flexible, being malleable – which is especially important when closing and opening a bottle of wine. It is elastic, and can be used to properly seal bottles of wine for a long time, without being damaged, and returning to its original shape after being removed, being also the most adaptable sealant to the internal shape of the bottle, helping it’s correct sealing. It is waterproof and resistant to moisture and interference from other gases, while allowing the micro-oxygenation of the bottle, through the air present in its own cells.

It is the only sealant for the wine bottle with proven results over the centuries

The greatest proof of its value is to continue to be the number one choice for more than 70 percent of producers worldwide, especially in the Premium wine segment, despite the high number of alternative sealants that the market offers today. The natural cork stopper can preserve the wine for several decades or even exceed the figure of a century, softening and ageing the wine in a natural way and helping to create sublime wines of unique characteristics.

The Cork Stopper is safe

The cork stopper offers unparalleled quality guarantees. Even the old enemy of cork, 2,4,6-Trichloroanizol, or TCA, is increasingly a thing of the past. The increasing demand in the selection of raw materials, combined with innovative disinfection and quality control processes, make situations of contamination of bottles, by the compost that gives the unpleasant taste of wet cardboard to wine, increasingly rare and negligible.