Pirolito in Portuguese means to reach a state of contentment without being tipsy or seeing double. Drinking responsibly in the company of those you care, enjoying local food and celebrating life.

We can tailor a selection of natural, bio or biodynamic wines for you to share with friends and family or supply a catered event. We are also open to hospitality partnerships.

The wine makers Pirolito’s works with have a great care for the ecosystem, tradition, its communities but also new sustainable practices. This is the commitment behind my portfolio, so you can experience incredible wines beyond the taste.

About me

I have called Amsterdam home since 2005 and have been exploring the wonders of Dutch cuisine ever since. You might find me at an Amsterdam food market, visiting farms around the city, skating in Zeeburg or surfing off the coast of Wijk aan Zee.

Visiting other regions of the Netherlands has helped me discover amazing local produce which I’ve paired with the best Portuguese wines.

Food preferences

Food preferences

Algarve taught my palate really well. I grew up eating the best produce from the Atlantic sea but also from the mountains of Monchique, Espinhaço de Cão e Caldeirão.

Produce from Zeeland and the culinary diversity in and around the Hoge Veluwe pleases me the most – second only to cooking for others!

I’d say seafood is my weak spot.

Favorite wines and grapes

Red: Tinta Francisca, Castelão, Baga, and different Tourigas (depending on the occasions and blends).

White: Antão Vaz, Arinto, Malvasia

Verde: Alvarinho and Azal

Portuguese wine snapshot

Pirolito’s wine selection gives you the unique opportunity to explore 14 Portuguese regions classified as QWpsr (DOC & IPR) and many subregions, right here from the Netherlands. Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. From this interoduction a wide variety of wines started to be grown in Portugal. And, in 1758, one of the first wine-producing regions of the world, the Região Demarcada do Douro. Portugal has two wine-producing regions protected by UNESCO as World Heritage: the Douro Valley Wine Region (Douro Vinhateiro) and Pico Island Wine Region (Ilha do Pico Vinhateira). Portugal has 250 varieties of local kinds, producing a very wide variety of different wines with distinctive personalities. Advancements in better wine-making techniques have allowed producers to make cleaner, softer wines that are more palatable.