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WINE TOURING & GASTRONOMY

WINE

Wine is putting the Alentejo on the map, especially our red wines. Their savory flavors are rich, concentrated, and aromatic whether produced in the traditional or the modern style. Portuguese grape varietals dominate the Alentejo but newcomers, such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, are beginning to make inroads, primarily in blends.

We’ll provide directions or arrange a car and driver if you prefer. Below are some of our favorite wineries in the region.

FOOD

There is nothing better than a day out, exploring the nearby wineries and having an amazing lunch in a small town, in the middle of nowhere. We can help you find these places.

The food in this region is rich. Most, if not all, of the dishes originated out of necessity: day old bread, less "noble" parts of the pork or lamb, unusual herbs with strong flavors. Peasant food. Yet, out of chaos comes order and these dishes are harmony on a plate, in unison with both the land and the season.

 

Wineries

Adega da Cartuxa

Within walking distance and located in a 16th century Jesuit refectory. The Adega da Cartuxa is the principal activity of an Évora-based not for profit. Both the red and white wines are very good. They even produce the region’s most expensive wine, Pêra-Manca. (2 km)

Herdade do Esporão

The largest private winery in Portugal, this estate dates back 700 years. Experienced in cultivating over 40 varietals, this is a great option if you are near Monsaraz. Their new wine facility is stunning. If you are into history, book ahead to visit their tower museum. Their restaurant, serving only lunch, is also very good. (45 km)

Quinta do Quetzal

Built on the ruins of a Roman villa housing what is believed to be the oldest wine cellar in the Iberian Peninsula. Near the town of Vidigueria, this family estate produces wines highly rated by Wine Enthusiast. Gorgeous views over the vines from its restaurant and tasting room (80 km)

Monte da Ravasqueira

Family owned for 3 generations, Monte da Ravasqueira located near Arraiolos is a full working farm in 3000 hectares. They also have a pretty incredible collection of antique carriages displayed in their own mini carriage museum. (25 km)

Food in the Alentejo

Markets

If you happen to be in Alentejo on a Saturday, you cannot miss the Saturday market in close town of Estremoz (30 min). It is lively market where locals get their produce, but also where you can find anything from vintage enbroidered napkins, antique wine vessels, live rabbits, and chicken for sale! A must.

Traditional dishes

If you are coming to the Alentejo, know there are some traditional dishes that are a must.
Pork with clams and coriander, lamb stew, braised black pork cheeks, and migas to name a few. Alentejo food is authentic, honest, country cooking at its best.

Wineries

Adega da Cartuxa

Within walking distance and located in a 16th century Jesuit refectory. The Adega da Cartuxa is the principal activity of an Évora-based not for profit. Both the red and white wines are very good. They even produce the region’s most expensive wine, Pêra-Manca. (2 km)

Herdade do Esporão

The largest private winery in Portugal, this estate dates back 700 years. Experienced in cultivating over 40 varietals, this is a great option if you are near Monsaraz. Their new wine facility is stunning. If you are into history, book ahead to visit their tower museum. Their restaurant, serving only lunch, is also very good. (45 km)

Quinta do Quetzal

Built on the ruins of a Roman villa housing what is believed to be the oldest wine cellar in the Iberian Peninsula. Near the town of Vidigueria, this family estate produces wines highly rated by Wine Enthusiast. Gorgeous views over the vines from its restaurant and tasting room (80 km)

Monte da Ravasqueira

Family owned for 3 generations, Monte da Ravasqueira located near Arraiolos is a full working farm in 3000 hectares. They also have a pretty incredible collection of antique carriages displayed in their own mini carriage museum. (25 km)

Food in the Alentejo

Markets

If you happen to be in Alentejo on a Saturday, you cannot miss the Saturday market in close town of Estremoz (30 min). It is lively market where locals get their produce, but also where you can find anything from vintage enbroidered napkins, antique wine vessels, live rabbits, and chicken for sale! A must.

Traditional dishes

If you are coming to the Alentejo, know there are some traditional dishes that are a must.
Pork with clams and coriander, lamb stew, braised black pork cheeks, and migas to name a few. Alentejo food is authentic, honest, country cooking at its best.