Born on the 11th September 1983 in Lisbon, Alexandre is the eldest of five siblings, is married and has two children. Having been born into a family who has been connected to agriculture for the past five generations, it was only natural that he followed his studies in this subject. After accomplishing high school in Lisbon, Alexandre moved to Bordeaux where he graduated in viticulture and oenology from the Institut Rural de Vayres. During his stay in France, he worked in the experimental winery of Chateau Gaudichaud, testing the new products of Novozymes and Laffort. In 2006, Alexandre joined Casa Relvas as winemaker in the Herdade de São Miguel winery. Passionate about adrenaline and nature, his hobbies relate to motorbikes and equestrian, a sport in which he has frequently represented Portugal.