wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Alentejo
Dive deep into the world of the beautiful Alentejo trilogy. Mother nature has gifted wine, cork and olives to the region, and on this full day private tour you will learn about, and experien... See More
This private wine tasting tour explores the North of Portugal’s Alentejo wine region: a rural landscape of rolling hills, agricultural fields and vineyards that is internationally famous for... See More
On this private, full-day wine tasting tour you will visit the South of Alentejo which is commonly known as deep Alentejo by the Portuguese. A land with vast plains, where the wines resemble... See More
Like Portuguese cuisine, the wines of the Alentejo remain little-known outside the country. That makes the journey around these parts all the more rewarding. You’ll find some exceptional win... See More
Explore a Winery located in a place of great scenic beauty, led by a local guide and viticulturist. Experience a 4WD ride along the vineyards and taste exclusive wines from a Lisbon Wine Reg... See More
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.
WINE TASTING TOURS IN ALENTEJO
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.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN ALENTEJO
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.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT ALENTEJO
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.