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Catavino Welcomes a New Writer to Our Team!!

Mica Douro Opaz Granted, our new writer is more focused on articles related to lactose based beverages, but soon, he’ll be craving a wide range of flavors, textures and aromas. Hence, it is with great pleasure we announce our son: Mica Douro Opaz, born July 25th at 3:39am weighing 3.095 kg and 49.5 inches long, a squishy, delightful little creature with enormous feet, perfect for grape stomping!

Your eyebrow might be cocked at the moment as you survey the date. But that was a few weeks ago?! Yes, you are absolutely correct, but due to some complications, Gabriella has had to remain in hospital an extended period of time, which prevented us from spreading the news too wide.

This week, we will finally be united as a family!

Pronounced My-ca, and commonly written with an superfluous ‘h’ as in Micah, our son has been an incredible gift to our family; but he has also placed an enormous pause button in our life as we not only enjoy our new creation, but have an opportunity to finally get our routines on track.

We will be posting on Catavino, but not nearly at the same frequency through August. At this time, we kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we take time to tote a picnic basked to the sea, crack open a much deserved celebratory bottle of wine, and cheers our son while overlooking the Douro River.

With much joy and elation,

Gabriella, Ryan and Mica

  • Ricardo Bernardo

    Muitas felicidades!!

  • Andrzej Daszkiewicz

    49,5 inches is pretty long for a baby! :)) Congratulations anyway!!!

    • Ryan Opaz

      Yes, you are right…I think Gabriella meant CM’s :)

  • Mary H Goudie

    Enjoy every moment – it goes all too fast.

  • Shae Amber Kinsman

    Congrats Ryan and Gabriela, and welcome little Mica!

  • LaVaughn Bye

    Felicitaciones! Bello bebe!

  • Sofia Castro Lopes

    Glad to hear! Congratulations and enjoy the moment!

  • João Paulo Rodrigues



    a message…

  • Simon Woolf

    Congratulations guys! I trust Mica will be helping staff DWCC This year?