We have so many requests for places to visit on the way between Lisbon and Porto that we decided it was about time to add a great new winery to our portfolio. Not that far from the main road but far enough to have a real country estate feel, Quinta da Lagoalva is perfect for a day in the vineyards followed by a wine tasting.
The large 12.355-acre estate lies 60 miles north of Lisbon, in the Tejo region, and stretches along the rich agricultural plains that spread out from the river’s south bank. A superb option for weary A1 cruisers, is only 30 minutes off the highway that connects Lisbon with Porto.
The history of Quinta de Lagoalva goes back to the 12th century when the land was donated by the king to a military order. From 1846 this estate passed through many of the descendants of the House of Palmela and remains in the family to this day.
Just 111 acres of the total area are dedicated to vineyards - a combination of national and international varieties used in the production of both white and red wines - with the estate being known also for its olive grove, maize and wheat plantations, stud farm, and forest of cork oak and pine trees.
The tour starts with a carriage ride through the property which will allow you to fully explore the estate, including the riding arena and stables. This guided visit also includes a tour of the wine cellar where you'll learn about the wine-making process and sample some wines and local produce. If you're visiting in a group of 10 or more you can also add lunch to the tour.
Please bear in mind that you must book at least 24 hours in advance - 48 hours if you're planning a lunch - as same day appointments are very limited.
No one knows better than you what you want, but our staff has the experience and knowledge to show what is available and what is possible.
By booking with us, you'll work with one dedicated consultant, who will not only take time to listen to your requests, but also discuss different options with you. All of this coupled with a knowledge of the country means you'll get the best out of the time you have to spend on your next tour in Portugal.