Rita Saraiva

Travel Enthusiast

Rita is passionate about travelling, discovering new cultures, their food and wines and to write about it.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Porto

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 24-Feb-2017 22:02:00

Porto, not being a large city, has it all: a beautiful downtown, a colourful and traditional riverside, great beaches, culturally rich monuments, churches and museums, and beautiful parks to walk around or have a picnic. 

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Topics: City Breaks Inspiration Porto

Quinta de Santa Cristina - An Innovative Wine Tourism Approach

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 23-Dec-2015 11:00:00

Quinta de Santa Cristina is a wine producing estate in Vinho Verde, and one of the most innovating and forward-looking wine estates in Portugal, providing a wide range of wine-related activities that can't be seen anywhere else in the country.

Wine Tourism in Portugal talked with Liliana Pereira, the person in charge of the wine tourism department at Quinta de Santa Cristina, which shared her view on the estate, what makes it so different and attractive from people all over the world and some great stories she had the chance to experience throughout the years.

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Topics: Wine Tours Wine & Food Vinho Verde

Serenada Enoturismo - The Perfect Wine Retreat

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 13-Nov-2015 11:35:51

Set on the Atlantic slope of Serra de Grândola and only ten kilometres away from the sea, Serenada Enoturismo is a small housing unit where comfort and sophistication live together with tradition and rusticity.

It belongs to the same family since the 17th century, according to a will dated of 1686. The estate offers an amazing panoramic view of the Arrábida mountains, huge pine woods and cork oak forests extending to the horizon.

Wine Tourism in Portugal has interviewed Jacinta Sobral, the owner of Serenada Enoturismo, in order to learn more about this wine producing estate in one of the best (and off the beaten path) wine regions in Portugal: Península de Setúbal.

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Wine & Architecture - The Most Modern Wineries in Portugal

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 11-Nov-2015 11:15:00

When it comes to wine tasting you will have to agree with this: the whole experience includes much more than the tasting itself, right? Otherwise it would be like tasting wine at home. The surroundings, the history of the wine, the people we are with, the architecture of the winery... all of these factors play an important role in the feeling that you get from the experience and how you will remember it later.

Even though Portugal has the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and has been producing and exporting wine for centuries, there are a few wineries and producers who, besides the undeniable quality of their wines, also invested in designing and creating modern wineries of great architectural value.

For the wine and architecture enthusiasts, here are a few examples of the most modern and beautifully designed wineries in Portugal.

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Topics: Wine Tours Inspiration

Herdade dos Grous - An Insider's View

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 27-Oct-2015 13:45:00

The Herdade dos Grous is a wine estate made of picturesque whitewashed and blue villages in the heart of Alentejo, set idyllically among vineyards, olive groves and cork oaks. At its heart is the dam of Herdade dos Grous, with a size of 98 hectares, making the whole property an astonishing 793 hectare estate.

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Wine Tourism in Portugal talked to Aurélio Picareta, Director at Herdade dos Grous that told us that the project was born of the will to continue to develop a brand, especially in an international market, focusing on the prestige of a different product: their wines.

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Topics: Wine Tours Alentejo

Congratulations Portuguese Wines - Great Awards and Distinctions

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 21-Oct-2015 13:44:00

It's no news that Portuguese wines are being more and more recognized world-wide, arousing curiosity from both wine lovers or enthusiasts as well as experts.

This week, there are two Portuguese wine brands in the limelight: Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Vallado!

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Topics: Douro Wine Tours Awards

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