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Best wine tours in Alentejo

Why Visit Alentejo?

The Alentejo region is home to castle-topped hills and towering cork forests, ancient olive groves and uncrowded beaches. All just a one-hour drive from Lisbon. Thousands of hectares of vineyards stretch across the landscape, producing distinctive, high quality wines that are surprisingly little-known outside Portugal.  Discover this slow-paced, hidden corner of Portugal on a wine tasting holiday. 

Discover Alentejo’s exceptional wines on a wine tasting tour. The distinct characteristics of the region’s terroir, the long hours of exposure to the sun, and the selected grape varieties produce high-quality bold reds and well-balanced white wines. The art of winemaking here is a careful combination of preserving centuries-old traditions, with innovation. Alentejo is the only wine region in Portugal where winemakers still practice the ancient Roman technique of fermenting and storing wine in clay pots called "talhas de barro". These immense vessels can hold up to a staggering 520 gallons of wine and can reach seven feet tall. 

Alentejo’s cuisine is simple, but imaginative; created using seasonal ingredients that are bountiful in this rural, agricultural region and prepared by the people who have lived here for generations. Vast olive groves produce some of the smoothest extra virgin olive oil you will have tasted. This is also the home of the Alentejo black pig from which the famous Iberian pork ham is produced. Book a food tasting tour for a tasty introduction to the delicious regional specialties. 

It’s easy to fall into Alentejo’s relaxed pace of life and spend your time drinking local wine surrounded by vineyards and indulging in leisurely meals. However, a visit to Evora is a must. This enchanting, serene city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we recommend taking time to explore the cobbled streets. Away from the vineyards, discover the untainted countryside, learn about the fascinating production of cork, and relax on one of Alentejo’s uncrowded sandy beaches.  

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