The Madeira house was built in 1850 by João Henriques in the town of Câmara de Lobos on the Portuguese island Madeira
founded as a trading company. The Henriques family, steeped in tradition, was one of the largest landowners in the 15th century. In 1925, the company concentrated exclusively on marketing its own wines. Many innovations took place under the leadership of family member John Cossart (1945-2008). The new winery "Ribeira do Escrivão" was completed in 1992 with an investment of $ 6 million. In 1995 the new winery "Quinta Grande" was put into operation, where the largest vineyard on the island with ten hectares of vineyards is cultivated. The company is the only Madeira house with its own vineyard property. It is still family-owned today and has been owned by Dr. Humberto Jardim (President) and Luís Pereira (Director of Production).