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 its people: warm and sunny.
After a comfortable drive from Lisbon, arrive in the historic village of Vidigueira where you will start your day with a visit to a family-owned and run winery. In 1988, a Danish-American couple set out in a sailboat to find a place to start a family and plant a vineyard. They came to Alentejo and started working the fields, and Hans, an engineer, built a dam. While the vineyard was growing, they planted sunflowers, tomatoes, and melons to pay the bills. Now they have vines on the region of Vidigueira and on the Alentejo coast where the maritime climate means a longer growing season and slower ripening, all of which is good for acidity and freshness in their white wines. The owners are proud to show all organic viticulture and sustainable winemaking.
After a visit to the vineyards and winery enjoy a wine tasting accompanied with delicious olive oil and tapas, whilst soaking up wonderful views over the property's small lake and most of its vineyards.
After the visit, it’s time for lunch. Choose from a delicious regional lunch in an old cellar that has been restored and transformed into a winery and restaurant. The wine that is consumed in this winery is made in old “Talhas Mouriscas” (Amphorae Wines) that also serve as an adornment to the establishment. Alternatively, enjoy a picnic lunch of Alentejo delicacies with a bottle of wine, whilst enjoying stunning views towards the vineyards.
In the afternoon continue to one of the most emblematic properties in the Alentejo. Over 100 years old, this estate is owned by a family that has shared its passion for four generations honoring the most genuine things the land has to offer. This estate can boast of being a forerunner of Alentejo wines, in various ways: it is the third bottling producer in Baixo Alentejo and has introduced grape varieties from other places, such as Sousão, Rabigato, and Sauvignon Blanc. But it has never lost sight of tradition and its heritage, whether in the indigenous varieties, which it preserves and recovers, or in the winemaking. The winery was also one of the most relevant pioneers in the origin and expansion of one of the most iconic and native grape varieties in the Alentejo: Antão Vaz, which today is part of almost all single-varietal and blended white wines in Alentejo.
The visit to the vines and the winery will end in the family´s dining room with their beautiful wines, olive oil, and tapas.
After this wonderful day, return to Lisbon.
- Visits to two wineries
- Delicious regional lunch in a winery or picnic lunch
- Two wine tastings paired with tapas and olive oils
- Private transportation
- Experienced, knowledgeable guide
Pick-up from Lisbon hotels