Best Places in Portugal to Spend The Summer with a Glass of Wine in Your Hand

Posted by: Rita Saraiva

Post Date 18-Jun-2015 16:30:00

The Summer solstice is near and the weather in Portugal makes it possible to spend the evening of the longest day of the year outdoor. Whether at the poolside on a hill, on a terrace or among the vineyards, this special day when the Summer begins should be celebrated. The best way to do it? With a glass of a great Portuguese wine on your hand! Don't you agree?


Celebrate Summer Solstice at the Plains of Alentejo

Alentejo sunsets are certainly among the most beautiful in the world (so is the starry Alentejo sky in the night). No matter if you're in a world-renowned winery like Adega Mayor or in a luxury wine estate in Alentejo, the orange and pink colours of Alentejo's evening makes it perfect for a wine tasting outdoor while relaxing or chating with a friend or loved one.


Adega Mayor


Convento do Espinheiro

Enjoy the Longest Day of the Year Drinking Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde is known for being fresh and the perfect company for a long hot summer evening. At Quinta do Ameal Wine & Tourism Terroir you can spend the first Summer evening among the flowers, tasting the famous Vinho Verde wines overlooking the vineyard. If you prefer, you can spend the night in a romantic boutique hotel like Carmo's Boutique Hotel with a dinner in the terrace or a romantic evening in the gardens.


Quinta do Ameal Wine & Tourism Terroir



Carmo's Boutique Hotel

Appreciate the Famous Portuguese Wines in Porto or in the Douro Terraces

Whether in Porto or in the Valley, Douro is always a great company for enjoying Portuguese wines. In the Summer, the evenings are warm and pleasant making it the ideal time of the year to taste some Douro wines outdoor. In Porto, Espaço Porto Cruz is a tasting room by the river, with amazing views over Porto's sunset and the Ribeira's coulourful cascade.


Espaço Porto Cruz

In the Douro Valley, there are so many terraces and balconies suitable for a summer evening that it is difficult to choose from. Do you prefer a walk in the vineyards or a talk in a deck chair watching the sun set on the horizon? It's your choice, Douro has a wide range of offers for every taste.


Quinta do Portal


Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House

These are just a few suggestings of some of the best places in Portugal to spend the summer. Do you have a few more secret places for an unforgettable wine evening? Share them with us!



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Rita Saraiva

Written by: Rita Saraiva

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

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