The Parish Records of 1758 tell us that “the patron saint [of Provesende] was St. John the Baptist. The church is the most excellent of the entire Archbishopric, in grandeur, idea and architecture” (CAPELA Et. Al., 2006: 429). It was built largely due to the wealth generated by the growing and trade of wine. Provesende was the main producer of white company wine (for export), described in the same source as the “most select white wine, for its sweetness and clarity, an active and generous wine” (CAPELA Et. Al., 2006: 429).