David Jeremy Booth (1965-2012)

… he was soldier, he was cavalry, he as infantry, he was wildlife protection, he was demining. He was in love, he was dad, he was friendship, He was nature, he was early mornings, he was simple things, he was pure life. He was a vineyard man, and our gardener. But most of all he was our friend.
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Born in England, army officer for seven years, reaching the rank of Captain in the Green Jackets, he then studied Agriculture and Management at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester, did Mine-clearing in Mozambique, wildlife protection in Kenya. Afterwards, he studied viticulture at UC Davis, and became a disciple of Richard Smart in Portugal, where he introduced new trellising systems, and brought a profound knowledge in viticulture that enabled him to transmit complicated concepts on a very simple way.

He was a vineyard consultant to various wine producers such as: Lyma Mayer, Terras de Alter, Azamor, Vida Nova (Cliff Richards), Arrepiado Velho… to name just a few.  As guest speaker he lectured to the MBA course at his old school the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester.

In 2004 he founded with António the Fitapreta project, which he gave priority in a professional life already so full.

For us friends and companions of battle we miss his constant and infectious smile, his eternal optimism, his will to help, his capacity to listen and his pleasure for the simple things in life: fresh air, nature, time with his children, time with people, pure life. With the certainty that we shall always honor him, and remember him even more. Working even harder, but with the same free spirit and freshness that he has always transmitted.