If you are a wine and tourism lover, you are in the right place! Today we are going to guide you through some of the best wine tourism spots in Portugal. Most emblematic regions, the best places to eat and sleep, and of course, taste our wonderful nectar: WINE! Join us on this adventure and discover Portugal in 2022.
THE WINE REGIONS
The admirable beauty of the Minho region serves as the backdrop for the Vinho Verde Route. Walking these trails is to discover the origins and flavors of the millenary wine culture and delve deeply into the History of Portugal. The region has been demarcated since 1908 and is located in the extreme north of Portugal, bounded to the north by the river Minho, extending along the Atlantic coast to the city of Porto, and to the south to the banks of the river Vouga. World Heritage Cities and a precious combination of monuments from various periods dot the region and are, in themselves, a reason to visit. Tradition and modernity in the culture and production of Vinho Verde combine to provide moments of pleasure in modern, secular, or family estates, where the hospitality of the people will not fail to seduce visitors.
The Douro, an idyllic place to watch the best show of nature created by man, promises to be an experience worthy of the bucket list for everyone who visits Portugal. Alto Douro Wine Region was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001 and is the oldest regulated wine-growing region in the world. The cultural landscape of Alto Douro combines the monumental nature of the Douro river valley, made of steep slopes and poor and uneven soils, with the ancestral and continuous action of Man, adapting the space to the agricultural needs of the Mediterranean type that the region supports.
Porto has been on the rise in recent years. Fueled by wonderful sights, delicious wine, and the local's welcoming spirit, it is joined by a growing number of visitors and international praise. With so much on offer, it can be difficult to find the best places to eat and drink in the city, but our Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Porto will get you on the right track.
The countryside around Lisbon is peppered with wineries and wine-tasting opportunities. For some visitors, however, trying to make sense of the vast range of wineries can be overwhelming. To get you started, we've highlighted the best wineries near Lisbon that combine beautiful design, excellent customer service, and great food and wine tours.
Rural, rustic, traditional, full of style, flavors, traditions, and substance. Alentejo is one of the national wine capitals and its generous reds and unforgettable whites are something that could almost have been drawn by a renaissance painter. Today we bring you a guide to the Alentejo wine region and some wineries and estates you can't miss! The wines are the stars of the region and exalt geographic and meteorological quality. The region's reputation has been forged by Adega da Cartuxa's iconic robust reds, made from the strong Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Alfrocheiro, and Castelão grapes. In the 1990s, modern pioneers such as Herdade do Esporão, and João Portugal Ramos created fruity wines with broader appeal, the best of which are elegantly sophisticated.
This is an area with a very specific climate: it is near the sea, but also suffers the influence of the mountains of Espinhaço de Cão, Caldeirão, and Monchique (an almost continuous mountain chain, that runs through the region, from the Spanish border to the Atlantic coast). The southern location and the mountain barrier that protects it from the cold north winds ensure a dry climate, hot and with little wind. The region has been demarcated since 1980, but only in recent years started to revitalize its wine sector. It began by replanting varieties of grapes, modernizing wineries, and new methods of producing wine.
LET'S TALK ABOUT WINE TOURISM?
Due to its immediate ability to fall in love at first sight, Portugal becomes an assertive holiday destination at any time of year! This country is a box of surprises. We are captivated by the landscape, the cuisine, the wine, and its huge array of unique experiences. We divided some experiences by region. You will then find hotel and gastronomy experiences, where you can stay overnight, enjoy a delicious meal, or have a wine tasting: With us, there are no limits!
MONTE PRADO HOTEL & SPA
Monte Prado Minho Hotel & Spa is located in the emblematic village of Melgaço, traditional, picturesque, and next to the famous Peneda do Gerês National Park. The Hotel has an ideal location for those who wish to visit the many producers of Verde wine in the surroundings.
CARMO'S BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Modern, traditional, and cultural, Carmo’s Boutique Hotel is located in Ponte de Lima, the oldest village in Portugal, in the heart of Minho, in the Vinho Verde Region - a land rich in Humanity and Tradition. Accommodation of 12 prestigious rooms and 3 luxury suites. Each room has elegant, distinguished, bright, and modern decor, combining contemporary design, luxurious details, and traditional Portuguese style.
LARGO DO PAÇO
Largo do Paço, with its award-winning cuisine, seeks to highlight Portuguese gastronomic roots, playing between the contemporary and the traditional with fresh products and originality.
QUINTA DO SOALHEIRO
Alvarinho has always been present in Soalheiro's territory, where vines were traditionally planted around a plot. At Quinta do Soalheiro you can discover the region and its traditions, opt for a wine tasting and a tour of the first vineyards, a gastronomic journey through Minho cuisine, or even a tasting of local herbal teas, a unique part of the traditional culture.
QUINTA DA AVELEDA
Aveleda, centenary and just a moment from the city of Porto hides an unimaginable secret, a romantic winery, surrounded by high granite walls with a charm that demands discovery. "In the heart of the Vinhos Verdes region, enveloped in details, through time, surrendered to the senses. This is how the discovery of the magical Quinta da Aveleda" can be read in its website description, Come travel with Aveleda, and book this unforgettable experience with us.
QUINTA DO AMEAL WINE & TOURISM TERROIR
Quinta do Ameal is a small property that has existed since 1710, where excellent white wines are created and produced, made from a variety of Portuguese varieties called Loureiro. The wines are produced exclusively from organic grapes that grow on the farm, based on a unique production philosophy that results in the dedication of greater attention and energy to the vineyard, thus generating grapes of great quality and excellence for wine production " terroir" unique.
QUINTA DE SANTA CRISTINA
Quinta de Santa Cristina has its vineyards planted in the best soils and sun exposure for the production of its wines. Founded in 2004, the agricultural society Garantia das Quintas is dedicated to the development and marketing of various products in the viticulture area.
QUINTA DA LIXA WINERY (ACTIVITY WE RECOMMEND: WINEMAKER FOR A DAY)
Wine Maker for a Day at Quinta da Lixa winery is a practical and very interactive activity that enhances the knowledge of grape varieties and their contribution to the production of green wines. The result is the creation of your own batch and the souvenir of the wine with the signature of the visitor. The program begins with a succinct explanation of how to produce white wines and their styles while sampling the 5 monovarietal wines, after the test of the lot to the pilot scale, the visitor begins to bottle its wine, followed by the production of the label (brand creation, drawing, and painting). At the end of the activity, pride is felt in each face and they carry the wine bottle with tenderness.
Quinta do Seixo
Visiting the winery and vineyards of Quinta do Seixo da Sandeman is a must-visit for anyone visiting the Douro. The Port Wine brand has several tours already organized, which include wine tastings, as well as tastings of gourmet products such as cheeses and jams; picnics; and even naps under the trees.
Quinta da Pacheca
Quinta da Pacheca, one of the most known properties of the Douro, stands out for having been the first to bottle wine under its own brand.
Quinta da Pacheca is a famed estate, that has incredible accommodation options. One of its offers is the incredible opportunity to sleep in an incredible and unique giant wine barrel in the heart of Douro Valley. Ever since its launch, it has been the top choice to spend the night for all wine lovers, so be sure to add this to your bucket list and experience it. Just a friendly reminder: book it well in advance!
Quinta de La Rosa
Quinta de la Rosa is a beautiful Quinta, a short distance along the river from Pinhão, in the Cima Corgo subregion of the Douro. The Berqvist family, who at the time owned the Feueheerd Port shipping company, bought the property in 1906 as a christening present for Sophia Bergqvist’s grandmother, Claire. While the shipping company was sold in the 1930s, La Rosa was kept by the family.
Quinta do Crasto
Located on the right bank of the Douro river, Quinta do Crasto is the family estate of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Its origin dates back to the early 17th century as its first known references are from 1615.
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House, the 1st winery hotel in Portugal, was born from the reconstruction of the old manor house from the 19th century, in full harmony with nature, in this 120-hectare property. Quinta Nova is a place of extreme beauty, in the heart of the Douro, and owned by the Amorim family since 1999. But the farm dates back to 1764 and historical research confirms it as a large land belonging to the Royal House Portuguese. The historic sites that are still preserved today, and available for visits, reveal all this: the stream, the viewpoint, the Pombaline landmark from 1758, the coat of arms of the winery, the 2 chapels, and the 3 secular orchards.
Six Senses Douro Valley
Located in the beautiful Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Six Senses Douro Valley is touched by the romance of 19th-century architecture and is happily married with contemporary interiors that reflect the inimitable style of the Six Senses.
Quinta do Vallado
Quinta do Vallado welcomes its guests in its comfortable Wine Hotel since 2005. It belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and remains to this day as the property of her descendants. It is located on the banks of the River Corgo, a tributary of the Douro River, right next to the river mouth near the town of Peso da Régua. For nearly 200 years the Quinta do Vallado was primarily engaged in the production of Port wine, subsequently marketed by Casas Ferreira (that belonged to the Family). After Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, her great-grandson - Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, and her great-great-grandson - Jorge Cabral Ferreira - were responsible for the great development and growth of the Quinta.
Quinta de Ventozelo
A traditional Douro farm, with activities that focus on the involvement with the landscape, is a place not to be missed in the Douro. It maintains its original architectural features and won three awards in 2021. The simplicity and breadth of modern architecture complement these spaces perfectly. Through the Wine Tastings, you can enjoy the experience of Terroir de Ventozelo, at any time of year.
Castas & Pratos
Castas & Pratos, a traditional Douro restaurant, located in the Douro region. With a stunning atmosphere, refined and with supremacy and genuineness, it promises to be a box of surprises for lovers of wine and good cuisine.
"A window on the Douro" is the description that can be read on the website. We couldn't give a better description of this restaurant with a breathtaking window onto the breathtaking scenery of the Douro. With the signature of Chef Rui Paula, it promises to awaken the senses through experiences between the chef's personal nature and his contemporary cuisine.
At Caves Ferreira/ Ferreira Cellars, you will travel back to the origins of the Portuguese tradition. In this cellar, you will learn more about the history of Port wine and the Douro region and discover one of its most iconic figures - Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. The tour includes tastings of some of the best Douro wines and visits to the Old Bar, an iconic tasting room that dates back to the 19th century. More wine tastings at Caves Ferreira.
Caves Sandeman/ Sandeman Cellars is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, in an 1811 granite building overlooking the river and facing Porto's historic center. In this tour, you will discover more about Sandeman wine tradition and the aging process, and you will have the opportunity to taste some Ruby and Tawny wines in the contemporary room or in a private room where you can also admire our antique bottle collection. More wine tasting at Caves Sandeman.
Real Companhia Velha
Real Companhia Velha is probably the most original wine-tasting tour in Porto. With a century-old tradition and the most important role in the history of Port wine, the guided tour of the centennial cellar of Real Companhia Velha begins with a video that portrays the process of Port wine-making in the Company. The tour continues across the main aging warehouse to the "Vintage Museum" and ends with a tasting of Port wines of exceptional quality. Take a look at all the available Port wine tastings at Real Companhia Velha.
Espaço Porto Cruz
Espaço Porto Cruz offers much more than a wine-tasting tour - it is an experience all in itself. Designed as a place for information, exhibitions, and leisure, it offers new experiences around Port wine combining it with artistic creations in areas such as fashion, art, and gastronomy. The tours at Espaço Porto Cruz include wine tastings and visits to the multimedia center, chocolate workshops, and chocolate and cheese tastings. Moreover, you will enjoy the best sunset view over the Porto historical center and the beautiful Douro River from the Porto Cruz terrace. Check all the wine-tasting tours at espaço Porto Cruz.
Churchill's Wine Cellar
Churchill's is a Port Wine Cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia, known for its elegance and style, serving as a backdrop for the best Churchill's has to offer - its wines. For those keen to enhance their knowledge of the Douro Region and the history of Churchill, the visitor center provides a perfect platform. Here you can also enjoy tailor-made tastings of Churchill's the Douro and Port Wine and Port in the Tasting Room, which has a spectacular view of the Douro River.
Cálem Wine Cellars at Gaia waterfront is one of the most famous and most visited cellars for wine tours in Porto. Visits to Caves Cálem include a guided tour of the cellar and its ancient traditions, followed by a tasting of Port wine - white and special reserve. On this tour, you can also enjoy another wonder of Portuguese culture - a fado concert - which will grant you a different and pleasant evening with two of the greatest icons of Portuguese culture: wine and fado.
The Burmester Museum and Wine Cellar are built in a privileged place overlooking the Douro River and the historic Luis I Bridge. It was created with the clear ambition of making the history of the brand Burmester known to the public. The tours at Caves Burmester include a guided visit to the Cellar Museum, where you can learn about the peculiarities of Port Wine, and ends with tastings of three excellent Port wines paired with the best chocolates.
Graham's port lodge and tasting room are in an impressive location, with high ceilings and big windows through which the lodge’s stunning view of the city can be fully appreciated. Here you can relish the range of Ports available to taste, while your expert guide talks you through your wines. Graham’s has a wide range of different tasting options, from Classic to Premium, Vintage, and Tawny Ports. It is an unparalleled tasting experience! If you wish to learn more about Graham's, you can book a tasting in the private Vintage Room. With its quiet atmosphere and professional tasting conditions, you can relax in an armchair with a glass of fine Vintage Port or a rare Single Harvest Aged Tawny, which will make for a memorable experience.
Taylor's Port Wine Cellars and lodges stand on a commanding ridge across the Douro River from Porto, affording outstanding views of the city, in which it has also a fantastic modern museum circuit. The story of the brand and port is told through an audio-guided visit available in eight languages that includes an array of educational films, images and exhibits about the Douro Valley and the work in the wineries. The visitor is allowed to choose from a range of port tastings including a choice of many different Tawny or Vintage Ports, accompanied by classic pairings such as roasted almonds, cheese, and chocolate. The visitor has also the option to take a masterclass led by in-house wine professionals where they'll learn about vintage or a tawny port.
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova is built on the rocks, just two meters from the water, with the sea in the background, it is probably one of the most searched places by lovers of architecture and gastronomy, and above all, those who like to contemplate the sea and magnificent views, it is simply a must. Awarded 2 Michelin stars, in which the first was awarded in 2016, the creativity and brilliance of Chef Rui Paula stand out in every dish. Fresh fish and seafood are the stars of the Menu, where all of your senses will be awakened with pleasure. If you are looking to enjoy a truly marvelous culinary experience in this restaurant occupying a property declared a National Monument, then this is your to-go place.
A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux chain and awarded two Michelin stars, The Yeatman is a unique and exceptional attraction on the world scene of luxury hotels. The Yeatman is a luxury wine hotel, with superb views over the World Heritage City of Porto and the Douro River. Established in the historic area of the city, where the oldest Port wine cellars are located, the hotel is located on a beautiful hill, with breathtaking views of Porto and, throughout its surroundings, provides an exceptionally peaceful and serene environment.
Pestana Vintage Porto
On the banks of the legendary Douro River with magnificent views over the river and the historic Port Wine houses on the other side, the 5-star Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel has the most enchanting location in Porto. It is in the captivating and historical Ribeira Square, the discerning traveler's first stop. The hotel itself is part of Porto's history of more than two thousand years, incorporating a group of buildings dating from the 16th century; it has been completely rebuilt as a modern and luxurious hotel, offering all the comfort and facilities a modern traveler could wish for.
Croft was established over 300 years ago. The first signs of its Port Wine export activity date back to 1678, which coincidentally was the year of the first recorded shipments of Port Wine. The Croft Cellars, located in the historic area of Gaia, is open every day for visits and tastings.
The Barão Fladgate restaurant offers you a fantastic location and a unique setting in the Port Wine cellars with a magnificent view over the Douro River and the historic center of Porto. It also offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine with an emphasis on the use of fresh local ingredients, a showcase for the authentic flavors of Portugal. The wine list offers a wide variety of references from the main Portuguese wine regions and, as you would expect, a wide choice of Port Wine, from appetizers to aged tawnies and the most expressive Vintages.
DOP, at Palácio das Artes, in Porto's historic area, is a return to origins based on the challenge of creating an equally distinguished restaurant in this city. A city with bourgeois and cosmopolitan traditions and named after the fine wine produced in the Douro, with which it shares the title of World Heritage.
Pedro Lemos opened its doors in 2009 and since the beginning, it has become one of the most renowned restaurants in Porto. In 2014 it was the first in the city, awarded a star in the Michelin guide. Located at the mouth of the Douro, in a house classified as architectural heritage, the restaurant is located in one of the most beautiful and emblematic historic areas of the city.
Adega de Colares
Colares has had an inimitable history since the foundation of nationality, perpetuated by various personalities such as Eça de Queiroz or Lord Byron. It is in a parish located between Sintra Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. With its own Appellation Origin since 1908, being the westernmost demarcated region of continental Europe and the smallest still-wine-producing region in Portugal. The vineyards are planted in sandy and maritime areas, and need great care in their cultivation, forcing small productions, worked by hand.
Located in Quinta da Archeira, Parish of Ventosa, the first thing you'll notice upon arrival at the AdegaMãe is its modern architecture. It stands out from those old-looking wineries but nevertheless, they provide experiences just as genuine and authentic. Afterward, it's not only the architecture that stands out for modernity, but this winery is also famous for its innovative wine-producing technologies since it has an area of approximately 30 hectares destined to vineyards and a production capacity of 1,2 million liters per year, giving origin to a complete range of wines. When visiting, you will see and learn the presses, of course, the laboratory, the storage, and fermentation tanks learn about its wine-making process, and end in beauty with a wine tasting overlooking the whole estate covered with vineyards.
Quinta do Gradil
Quinta do Gradil has a strong and long wine tradition that has persisted for centuries. It's one of the oldest estates in the Lisbon region, since it dates back to the 16th century, and one of its ex-libris is its Seventh century Palace involved in the vineyards. Also, just 50km (31 miles) outside the city, located between the sea and the mountains, this estate provides several experiences that invite wine lovers to discover and taste their fantastic wines, explore the vineyards, visit the mill, the aqueduct, the chapel. In the end, explore their restaurant where you can enjoy the best of Portuguese gastronomy paired with their best wines.
Quinta da Chocapalha
Quinta da Chocapalha is located in a fantastic area, down to the Tagus. The road, which comes from Aldeia Galega da Merceana, has its very own charm, adorned by centenaries and large trees, it is simply beautiful. In this estate, agriculture is seen as an activity of great nobility and that values all those who embrace this project. With 70 hectares in total, 46 are cultivated with vineyards. The Pêra Rocha orchard, with Protected Designation of Origin Pêra Rocha, do Oeste, has 4.5 hectares, and the remaining space is made up of varied woodlands, some very old - the oldest is said to date from the 14th century, and the olive trees make a border on the property boundaries. As you can see the cultivation of the vine in this local is ancient, going back to the time of the Roman occupation. The amazing varieties that you will see while visiting the vineyards are Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc (white varieties). The red varieties consist of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Castelão, Syrah, Touriga Franca, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.
Travel an hour south of Lisbon and you’ll discover Quinta da Bacalhôa. An innovative winery, palace, and museum, with an astounding collection of contemporary sculptures and African art, Bacalhôa developed over the years a wide range of wines. The property stands on a former royal estate dating back to the 15th century, complete with a formal miniature maze, a large pond, and vines all within its walls. The tour ends with a wine-tasting session.
José Maria da Fonseca Winery
Also not far from the charming village of Azeitão, seek out the original headquarters of the José Maria da Fonseca Company. This family-owned company, run by the 6th generation, is the oldest producer of Muscat, the sweet dessert wine, as well as the famous Periquita table wine. The tasting includes the visit to the manor house-museum, and aging cellars, and at the end, you are brought to the wine shop, where select products can be tasted and bought.
Sommelier Lisbon Wine
The fantastic Sommelier Lisbon Restaurant is located in the center of the city. Here you will find amazing combinations of amazing cuisine, with the tasting of the finest wines, allowing you to make a choice of over 80 different wines by the glass. Not only is considered one of the best restaurants, but Sommelier Lisbon is also the true home for Wine Lovers.
On top of Parque Eduardo VII, and near the beautiful Amalia Rodrigues Garden, you will find a modern building, with glass walls that allow you to enjoy the magnificent view: the park, the castle, the river, and the urban landscape, its magnificent Eleven restaurant. Responsible for the kitchen of this awarded restaurant is the chef Joachim Koerper, "German by birth and Mediterranean by adoption", whose bases are offered in his dishes in which you will taste the best available national product at each season, which means that the menu varies seasonally. It`s the so-called market and seasonal cuisine.
Feitoria Restaurant & Wine Bar is an exclusive gourmet restaurant of signature cuisine, by the hands of Chef João Rodrigues where the best Portuguese gastronomy opens to the discovery of the most exotic cuisines of the world, preserving the authenticity of traditional flavors. The journey begins in an environment of maximum sophistication and comfort and is completed with an exhaustive selection of the best wines. In this space you will find a menu full of creative dishes, tasting menus by the Chef itself.
Solar dos Presuntos
If you wish to sample the really traditional Portuguese cuisine then Solar dos Presuntos is the restaurant to go to. The restaurant prides itself on making Monção cuisine with a few touches of neighboring Galicia, in which everything is excellent: from the slices taken from the hams hanging from the window to the lobster rice and prawns, from the roe vinaigrette to the pudding for dessert. Besides its great food, you will also find a pleasant buzz to the folksy and welcoming space, with photos and caricatures of celebrity admirers lining the walls.
In the heart of the Chiado in an 18th-century building that was once a warehouse for the famous Bertrand bookshop, the oldest in the world, there is ALMA restaurant. With a rigorous but relaxed service, its interiors have striking contrasts and provide the backdrop for amazing and seasonal à la carte options and interesting set menus that encompass traditional, international, and Mediterranean dishes. The amazing Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa is no stranger to the Portuguese public since, in the last few years, he has been in several television programs, where he shares his passion and his knowledge. Moreover, for Henrique Sá Pessoa his gastronomy philosophy is refined taste, perfect technique, and excellent product. The chef and his team have been awarded several times in the most prestigious gastronomic guides and has been awarded two Michelin star. The first one was announced on the 22nd November in 2018 and the second one in 2019, keeping both in 2020.
Belcanto is the most awarded restaurant in Portugal, as well, as its owner and Chef José Avillez. With two Michelin stars, featured in the list of Best 100 restaurants in the World and now in the list of the best 50 Restaurants in the World, the distinctions are endless Plus, Chef Avillez is considered one of the great masters of Portuguese cuisine, after all, he was the first Portuguese to stamp two Michelin stars in his curriculum and the first to obtain that distinction for the beautiful city of Lisbon. Located in Chiado, the restaurant is elegant and reserved where the Portuguese flavors stand out through every dish. The dishes are paired with an extraordinary wine selection that showcases some of the best Portuguese wines.
Adega da Cartuxa
The Cartuxa Cellar/ Fundação Eungénio de Almeida is headquartered in Évora, a World Heritage city, and 200 meters from the Cartuxa Convent that inspired its name. Thus, in white wines, the Alentejo grape varieties Roupeiro, Antão Vaz, and Arinto are predominantly used. The red wines are made from Aragonez, Trincadeira, and Tinta Caiada. Book now your visit to the cellar and enjoy the tasting of 5 Premium Wines, of the full range of Eugénio de Almeida Foundation accompanied by sausages, cheese, jam, and other delicacies.
Herdade Das Servas
Born from a family of producers, and from a love relationship with wine, this winery is born from the pride and lessons of its ancestors. Inspired by family traditions, the project was created in 1998. It is with pride that the Serrano Mira family shares the experience and tradition of creating wines with history and the "Alentejo body and soul". Book your experience and visit the Garden Vineyard, Winery, and Cellar, with the tasting of 6 wines.
Adega Mayor extends over 350 hectares of holm oak forests, riverside galleries, and agricultural fields. The wines produced a promise to be able to awaken our senses. The winery has a wide range of wine tourism services, production, and a variety of olive oils and wines.
João Portugal Ramos
A legacy of over 25 years marks the history of João Portugal Ramos, an undeniable name when referring to Alentejo wine. There are many national and international distinctions that mark the history of this wine. This winery has placed Estremoz on the route of great wines, welcoming travelers from all over the world. In addition to wine production, the winery is also rich in wine tourism possibilities, which you can purchase with us, such as Visit to Cellars, Wine Tasting, Alentejo Cooking Workshop, "Being a winemaker for 1 day", Participation in the Harvest grapes and traditional treading in marble presses), Walking circuit through the vineyard, Wine courses, Teambuilding, and Business Events.
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Country House & Spa
The idea of the traditional family was born, honoring the past and taking care of the present, as extensions of the very concept of family. Herdade da Malhadinha Nova was a dream that grew and currently counts on the production of honey, olive oil, Portuguese horses, agriculture, and cattle raising. Sustainability, eco-friendly, and sustainable luxury are some of the main trends in tourism at the moment. Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, located in the heart of Alentejo, in the city of Beja, celebrates two decades of work in tourism and is increasingly aware of sustainable options.
L'AND Vineyards, situated in the heart of the Alentejo has a unique landscape. More than a hotel, it promises to be an exclusive, luxurious, and curated retreat, combining modern architecture with nature.
Adega São Lourenço do Barrocal, Adventure And Sport (what we recommend) - HORSE RIDING - SÃO LOURENÇO DO BARROCAL ESTATE
Get to know some of the locations of the greater natural and rural beauty of São Lourenço do Barrocal estate, horseback riding its trails, to find ancient olive groves and the unique ‘barrocais’ landscape.
Adega José de Sousa
The winery José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes has existed since 1878 and was acquired by José Maria da Fonseca in 1986, in order to fulfill the long-held dream of producing wine in the Alentejo, a Portuguese region loaded with prestige and history. Keeping alive a tradition started by the Romans over 2000 years ago, the José de Sousa winery is equipped with 114 clay amphorae, a very rare ancestral fermentation method.
ALENTEJO MARMÒRIS HOTEL & SPA
Exclusive, luxurious, and distinguished, is how the hotel defines itself. Located in Vila Viçosa - considered the Princess of Alentejo, it is the perfect destination for those who want a relaxed and private holiday. With 44 rooms and suites, services include a Spa, a refined restaurant, a snack bar, a wine cellar, meeting rooms, a private garage, and StoryTeller service (cultural guided tours). Book now, here.
CONVENTO DO ESPINHEIRO, HISTORIC HOTEL & SPA
10 minutes from the center of Évora, one of the most historic cities in Alentejo, Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa is housed in a renovated 15th-century monastery. Kings, princes, great lords, and court ladies made the convent a center of irradiation and refuge, which makes it an emblematic place. This hotel is of enormous historical value.
HERDADE DO SOBROSO COUNTRY HOUSE
Let yourself fall in love with the serenity of the authentic Alentejo and live the experience of sleeping in a true Monte Alentejano, where modernity and comfort meet in an unequaled way.
Located on the ground floor of the Palácio dos Sepúlveda building, the Degust'AR restaurant has the gastronomic signature of Chef António Nobre. The menu has as its starting point the Alentejo cuisine and develops its creative inspiration from Mediterranean flavors.
Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate
At Quinta dos Vales, the vineyards are planted on 18.36 hectares, and the first plantations date back to 1998. Since its beginning, Quinta dos Vales has strived for innovation and the constant search for quality. This pursuit made Quinta win numerous national and international awards.
Vila Vita Parc Wine Cellar
Surrounded by 22 ha. (54 ac.) of a magnificent subtropical park, this is a 5-star retreat that welcomes guests with customized service and true Portuguese hospitality, offering a whole world of experiences. The endless views over the horizon blend with the lush green colors of the gardens and the shimming blue of the Atlantic Ocean, revealing lively colors and filling the air with the sounds and scents of the sunny days spent at the beach.
In the marvelous Vila Joya Hotel, you will find this outstanding restaurant that has also been awarded two Michelin stars. The decor of the space is subdued and evocative, with subtle swirls and arches, and of course, it has mesmerizing views of the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen is led by the Austrian Chef Dieter Koschin, whose approach is based on classic European cooking techniques to Algarvian and Portuguese ingredients, putting a creative spin on every recipe, in which each dish is a piece of art. Vila Joya was awarded its first Michelin star in 1995 and its second (still in effect) in 1999. Embark on this culinary experience filled with cooking techniques in the highest order.
Located at VILA VITA Parc resort, you will find Ocean Restaurant. This phenomenal restaurant holds two Michelin stars, the first one was assigned in 2009 and the second in 2011. It has also been listed in the top best 25 restaurants in the world in La Liste 2020. The kitchen is led by Austrian Chef Hans Neuner, and he and his team bring passion, skill, and genius creating an exceptional gourmet experience. The decor is calm yet very elegant and is inspired by the ocean, and you will understand why since the first thing that your eyes catch will be the amazing and immersive ocean views. Another fantastic feature is that all the products used and cooked are locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally caught fish, and organic meat, and besides this, new menus are created regularly. The wonderful food is perfectly complemented by the extensive and impressive wine list and the staff will happily offer you recommendations and wine pairing for each course.
Quinta Morgado do Quintão
Morgado do Quintão was founded by the count of Silves and is still in the possession of the family who continues to embrace ancient grape varietals and heritage winemaking methods, exhibiting and elevating the quality and character of the Algarve terroir by championing local grapes like Crato Branco and Negra Mole. Their wines are on sale in the Algarve and around Portugal, as well as in the UK, France, and soon in the US. The focus of the Wine Experience Programs is to share the passion for their 50-70-year-old vines (which are sole of indigenous grape varieties and treated organically), as well as our old olive oil press, our 2.000-year old olive tree, one of the oldest in Portugal, as well as to provide insight into how food & wine are such a significant part of Algarvian culture.
Quinta de Mata Mouros - Convento do Paraíso
Quinta de Mata-Mouros, where the Convent of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso stands, is located on the left bank of the River Arade, opposite the historical city of Silves. Fruits typical of the region, such as figs, almonds, carob, and loquats, have been grown on its 120 hectares for centuries. History and legends are in the “Quinta de Mata Mouros” name, which may have a variety of origins, including the fact that frontline troops were stationed here during the Christian reconquest, “mate-mor” or there was wood (mata in Portuguese) belonging to the Moors.
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