After completing the historical survey of Quinta do Gradil, which led us to revamp its image and invest in new wines, we realized that a handful of rich and interesting figures had set their mark over the centuries. Martinus Johannis was one of the eight settlers who settled in the region of Cadaval in the post-Christian reconquest period. He was the first to believe in the terroir of Quinta do Gradil, planted the first vineyard, and built a wooden trellis, as fences were made at the time, to delimit and protect the property. Later on, as per a royal document dating from February 14, 1492, King John II of Portugal donated the county and properties of Cadaval to Don Martinho de Noronha, according to letters patent, which included the Quinta do Gradil. After the death of King John II, King Manuel I ascended to the Portuguese throne, and Don Álvaro de Bragança became the landlord of Cadaval. "E assy a dita quinta do gradil elle nos leixou e despejou livremenete pera nos darmos E confirmarmos todo a dom alvaro meu muyto amado primo, cuja alma deus aja" *National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Leitura Nova, Extremadura, book 11, pages 103-104v. Then in the 18th century, more specifically in the years 1765 and 1766, two orders issued by King Joseph I of Portugal decreed the grubbing up of vines in certain areas of the country when cultivated in floodplains that we were deemed suitable for cereal production, a measure that would significantly affect the county of Cadaval. However, a survey conducted at the time on some lands in the county found that they were suitable for producing good wine blends. The farmers who opposed the removal of the vines made such claim. "Because the wine they made was much sought after by merchants, either to blend with others of inferior quality or to be sold later because of their good level of conservation". Meanwhile, in 1843, Francisco António da Fonseca, one of the most important winemakers and merchants in Extremadura, decided to buy Quinta do Gradil, which was called Casal do Gradil back then. However, his daughter Ms. Maria do Carmo Romeiro da Fonseca and son-in-law Joaquim José Fernandes, a prominent capitalist and director of the Bank of Portugal, turned Quinta do Gradil into a successful farming business. Their daughter, Maria do Carmo, who married António de Carvalho Daun e Lorena, Count of Santiago, who went on to become the 6th Marquis of Pombal, a descendant of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, continued the activity. After being owned by the Marquises for a long time, a poet appeared in the 20th century, who used to write lyrics for fado songs, such as "Saltimbancos". Currently, we have Grandfather Ganita and his grandson, who followed into his footsteps, wanting to do things even better: Luís Vieira.