On this luxury wine and food tour, designed by Portugal by Wine, we invite you to discover the Alentejo Wine Region.
This program of 5 days and 4 nights, includes visits to prestigious Alentejo wine estates, where you will taste the best wines, gastronomy, and enjoy unforgettable wine tourism experiences.
The tour starts with the pick-up at Humberto Delgado Airport, in hotels, or in the city centre of Lisbon. You will be accompanied by a chauffeur specialized in wine tourism, and the entire trip will be in a premium vehicle.
After the pick-up, the trip towards Alentejo will be full of stunning landscapes, where you will appreciate the particular natural beauty of this route.
Activities will begin at Herdade da Calada, located near Évora, in the heart of the Alentejo Wine Region, where you will contemplate a beautiful rural setting, with the vineyards and the lake, surrounded by the silence of the vast Alentejo plains. You will get to know the estate, on a guided tour, the main building, the 35 hectares of vineyards and 110 hectares of olive groves, that surround it. After the visit, you will taste participate in a wine tasting, accompanied by typical products of this region. You can also taste the olive oil produced at the estate.
After the visit, it will be time for lunch at the Enoteca Cartuxa restaurant, in the city centre of Évora. With an architecture of clean lines, underlined by the white of the walls and the wood and red tones of the furniture, the Enoteca Cartuxa evokes the informal atmosphere of a tavern, bringing it to the contemporary. Be amazed to discover the perfect harmony between the wines and the regional cuisine, interpreted and reinvented in a current way. You will enjoy a lunch full of traditional Alentejo flavours.
In the afternoon, you will visit the José de Sousa winery, owned by José Maria da Fonseca, located in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Évora. It is one of the oldest and most traditional wineries in Alentejo. The visit will begin in the educational vineyard, where you will learn about the main grape varieties used in the production of the wines. Afterwards, you will move on to the modern winery, and also the archaeology room, where all the archaeological remains discovered in the Herdade do Monte da Ribeira, when the work of planting the vineyard began, will be shown. The visit ends with a tasting of "Talha" wines.
After a full day of activities, it will be time to check in at the hotel. The program presents you with two suggestions, one of 5 and one of 4 stars. It's your choice.
The Hotel M'ar de Ar Aqueduto, located in the historic centre of Évora, arises from an adaptation of the former Palace of Sepúlveda, from which preserves a magnificent chapel, vaulted ceilings and three Manueline windows on the main façade. All rooms have been decorated according to a concept of modern comfort and design notes, original furniture, soft colour composition and exquisite fabrics.
Alternatively, from the same group, you will have the Hotel M'ar de Ar Muralhas, also located in the historic centre of the city of Évora, near known Giraldo Square, the nerve centre of this magnificent city and capital of the kingdom, during the early years of the sixteenth century. Here, you can enjoy the large landscaped area framed by the historic wall, that provides an environment of incomparable beauty. Benefiting from this unique setting is the pool area, the terrace, with a high comfort living area and the planetarium, that forms on our heads.
Dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant, on a menu suggested by the chef.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, with the best regional products, our guide will pick you up and drive you on the 2nd day of this tour.
The activities will begin at Herdade das Servas, located in Estremoz. You will get to know the day-to-day life of one of the oldest wine-producing families in Alentejo, on a guided tour of the winery and cellars, which will end with a wine tasting, accompanied by regional snacks.
The lunch will be at João Portugal Ramos, located in Estremoz, Évora, in the heart of Alentejo. Its winery, in Vila Santa, joins the modern in all the winemaking technology implemented in the wine production processes, with the best Portuguese wine tradition. You will visit the winery and cellars, where you will have the opportunity to know the whole history of this producer, its properties and its wines. After the visit, you will enjoy a traditional Alentejo lunch, accompanied by the João Portugal Ramos wines. Then, you will participate in the activity "Winemaker for a Day", where you will create your own batch of wine and take home a bottle with a personalized label.
In the late afternoon, we will return to Évora. Dinner will be at the Divinus restaurant, part of the Convento do Espinheiro hotel, and one of the best restaurants in the city. It stands out for its traditional signature cuisine and its selection of Alentejo wines. You will enjoy a tasting menu, suggested by the Chef, paired with a selection of premium wines. After dinner, it will be time to return to the hotel.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, with the best regional products, our guide will collect you and drive you through the 3rd day of this tour.
The activities will start in one of the most prestigious brands in Portugal, Adega da Cartuxa. Located in Quinta de Valbom, 2 km from the historic centre of Évora and 200 metres from Cartuxa Monastery that inspired its name, Cartuxa Wine Tourism is housed in the former Jesuit rest home (Companhia de Jesus), who taught at the University of Évora in the 16th and 17th centuries. You will discover the history and unique surroundings of Quinta de Valbom, through a guided tour of the building where the Adega da Cartuxa was founded. The activity will culminate with a wine tasting, selected by the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, accompanied by typical Alentejo snacks, such as sausages, cheeses, and jams from the region.
For lunch, we selected one of the most renowned restaurants in the city of Évora, 5 Almêndoas restaurant, installed in the Hotel Vitória Stone, where you will enjoy a gourmet lunch, with the best traditional cuisine, and a touch of sophistication, on a menu suggested by the Chef.
During the afternoon, you will visit Herdade do Freixo, an agricultural company located in northeastern Alentejo, whose main activity is wine production with varieties of high adaptive potential to soil and climate. You will know the winery, owner of a unique architecture, built in depth in a total of 3 floors below the vineyard. At the end of the visit, you will taste some premium wines, accompanied by a board of cheeses and sausages.
In the late afternoon, it will be time to visit the Fitapreta winery. Based just a few kilometres from the city of Évora, it integrates the contemporary architecture of the winery, the building, entirely covered with cork, and the Medieval Palace of the Morgado de Oliveira (14th century). You will take part in a guided tour of the winery and the Medieval Palace, where you will learn about the history of Fitapreta and how it's wines are made. At the end of the visit, you will participate in a wine tasting.
After the visit in Fitapreta, our chauffeur will take you to Évora city centre, where you can choose where to have dinner. The programme suggests the "Dom Joaquim" restaurant, known for its traditional cuisine, in a cosy atmosphere, where Alentejo food is combined with good wine. After dinner, it will be time to return to the hotel.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, with the best regional products, our guide will pick you up and drive you on the 4th day of this tour, which will take place in the Lower Alentejo region.
Activities will begin at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, located in Albernôa, in the heart of the Baixo Alentejo. It is a space of freedom, which is lost in the boundless horizon, where high quality wines are produced and indigenous breeds of animals are raised, in total harmony with nature. Owner of an innovative concept in Portugal, Herdade da Malhadinha Nova offers thematic experiences, where wine and gastronomy play a fundamental role. In the winery building, the restaurant complements the experience by offering signature cuisine, inspired by typical Alentejo dishes, recreated by a Michelin-starred chef. This is the concept we invite you to discover! You will taste a menu of 4 moments, paired with the best Malhadinha wines. After lunch, it will be time to participate in an advanced wine tasting course, which will make you travel through the pleasure of sensory experiences and the recognition of the varieties, carefully selected for their production.
In the afternoon, you will visit Herdade do Rocim and take part in a tasting of Talha wines. Located between Vidigueira and Cuba, with about 120 hectares, including 70 of vineyards and 10 of olive groves. Herdade do Rocim combines wine production with the aesthetic quality of the architecture of its winery, functioning as a promotional element for its wine tourism. You will take part in a guided tour of the Herdade do Rocim facilities, which will start at the winery, then move on to the terrace, where you will have a magnificent view of the vineyards, the laboratory, tasting room, wine press and shop. After the visit, you will take part in a tasting of Talha wines, accompanied by regional bread, Herdade do Rocim olive oil, toast and local biscuits.
Dinner will be at another emblematic Alentejo wine estate, Herdade dos Grous. It is a 730-hectare property, which is a calm space to relax and savour nature. In this wine-producing and agrotourism estate, only 17 kilometres away from Beja, you will enjoy a traditional meal, consisting of typical products from the Alentejo, accompanied by the estate's wines. After dinner, it will be time to return to the hotel.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, with the best regional products, our guide will pick you up and drive you on the 5th and last day of this tour, which will take place in the Alentejo Interior region.
The first activity of the day will be at Howard's Folly, on a guided tour of its urban winery, where the entire process of producing its wine will be explained, from the arrival of the grapes to the analysis of the wines in tanks and barrels, as well as bottling and labelling. You will learn about blends, produced with grapes from old vines, which allow for the creation of unique wines, while chatting with the winemaker about Portuguese wines. After the visit, you will enjoy a regional meal, with a 3-course menu with wine pairing, served at Howard's Folly restaurant.
In the early afternoon, already in Campo Maior, district of Portalegre, you will visit Adega Mayor, which extends over 350 hectares, riverside galleries and agricultural fields. At the top of the panoramic terrace, you can see, on the horizon line, the vineyard, the olive grove, Spain and the Serra de Portalegre. In the interior of the building, live large spaces dedicated to production and storage, with rooms that invite wine tasting and inspired conversations. You will get to know Adega Mayor, on a full visit to the property, and participate in a wine tasting, accompanied by regional snacks.
At the end of the day, it will be time to finish the tour and return to Lisbon. Our guide will drop you off at the city centre, hotels or Humberto Delgado Airport.
Discover Portugal by Wine with Portugal by Wine!
- Wine and food experiences in renowned Alentejo producers;
- 4 Nights of accommodation, in a double room, at M'ar de Ar Aqueduto hotel, or at M'ar de Ar Muralhas hotel;
- 8 Meals, Chef’s suggestion, 4 in wine estates, 3 in restaurants and 1 in the hotel;
- Winemaker for a day activity and advanced wine tasting course;
- Transfer with specialized chauffeur on a premium vehicle;
- Pick-up and drop-off at Lisbon city centre.