At Casa Relvas, we want to share this very special moment with you, and so we are inviting you to take part in our harvest crew for a day. This will be an experience that will change forever the way you taste a wine, giving you the opportunity to watch the entire process from grape to glass.
We will go to the vineyards and start by checking the maturity of the different grape varieties. If the sugar concentration is ideal, we will harvest by hand, but only enough not to get tired! Back to the winery, you will participate in whatever tasks are taking place- it could be the 'inoculation' of a vat, to start the fermentation, a 'pump over' where the must is pumped over the skins and seeds to aid maceration or a “devatting”, drawing off the wine. As tradition dictates, we then crush the grapes with our bare feet and, of course, taste wine!
We leave it to you to choose if you want to stay for lunch or not, but we have to tell you right away that our homemade cooking will leave you crying for more! If after lunch you feel like having a nap, our “árvore da sesta” will be ready to rock you to sleep: two cork trees with one hanging hammock.
Join our grape harvest and experience with us the vineyard's, most exciting moment of the year!
- 5-hour program;
- Walk in the vineyard;
- Identification of grape varieties and sensory analysis of berries, seeds, and stalks;
- Hand-picking and walking;
- Tasting of musts;
- Wine tasting;
- Lunch (optional).
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Nº of people
Minimum: 4 | Maximum: 10
Herdade de São Miguel | São Miguel de Machede - Évora | GPS | 38°36’58.0N 7°39’28.1W