On this luxury wine and food tour, designed by Portugal by Wine, we invite you to discover the best of Moscatel de Setúbal.
This program includes a visit to 5 wineries in the Setúbal region, where you will taste the best wines, muscatel, gastronomy and enjoy unforgettable wine tourism experiences.
The program 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.
The activities will begin at Casa Ermelinda Freitas, a family business with almost 100 years of history, passed down from generation to generation, which is a reference in wine production in the Setúbal region. You will know the property, where you will discover the details of the old and current winemaking processes, as well as the vineyards where 29 grape varieties are planted. You will visit the Golden Room, where the highest distinctions attributed to Ermelinda Freitas wines are exhibited, an exhibition on the production of cork stoppers, and the wine cellars where 3000 barrels are counted. At the end, you will taste 5 wines accompanied by regional products such as cheese, bread, chorizo, or jams.
After the visit, it will be time for lunch. Our Chauffeur will take you to a place of your choice, just ask! For our part, we leave you a suggestion, the restaurant Tasca da Avenida, in Setúbal, combines the traditional gastronomy and snacks, with flavours of the world. It'll be a great option.
After lunch, it will be time to visit Venâncio da Costa Lima, one of the oldest wineries in the Palmela region, active since 1914. You will visit the winery, where you will know the history and principles of the elaboration of a white, red wine and the Moscatel de Setúbal wine. At the end of the visit, you will enjoy a wine tasting at the "Adega Velha", where the Moscatel de Setúbal age, recently recognized as producer of the Best Muscatel in the World (Muscats du Monde 2011, 2017 and 2020).
In the late afternoon, after a day full of wine and food activities, it will be time to go to the hotel. In this program, we present you two options.
The Casa Palmela 5* Hotel, located in the heart of the Arrábida Natural Park, is a house with a history dating back to the 17th century. When choosing this accommodation, you will stay overnight in one of the rooms of the Main House, where you breathe the charm and romanticism of a five-star hotel, surrounded by the stunning nature of the Serra da Arrábida and the histories of a manor house with a unique past. The large rooms come with a bathroom with shower, double bed and garden views. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a wellness treatment.
Or alternatively the Montado Hotel & Golf Resort 4*. Just 30 minutes south of Lisbon, this modern resort includes an impressive 18-hole golf course. Its restaurant serves international cuisine and features an extensive wine list and lake views of the resort.
The dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant!
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel with the best regional products, our guide will collect you and lead you through the 2nd day of this tour.
The day of activities will begin at José Maria da Fonseca, located in Azeitão, maintains a wine activity since 1834, the result of the shared passion of a family that has been able to preserve and project the memory and prestige of its founder. The visit will begin in the Museum Room with a brief explanation about the history of the company. After a passage through the garden, you will visit the wine cellars: the Adega da Mata, the Adega dos Teares Novos and the Adega dos Teares Velhos. In the end, you will taste 4 wines and 2 Moscatéis de Setúbal.
Lunch will be at the José Maria da Fonseca restaurant, where you will taste the best snacks of the region, accompanied by the most renowned wines of the Setúbal region.
After lunch, it will be time to visit Bacalhôa - Vinhos de Portugal, one of the largest and most innovative wine companies in Portugal, which has developed over the years a wide range of wines that has earned it a solid reputation and national and international preference. On a guided tour of the Bacalhôa museum and winery, in Quinta da Bassaqueira, you will have the opportunity to know the history of this house and contemplate the present artistic exhibition. You will end the visit with wine tasting in the tasting room, where you can admire the tranquil scenery of the Japanese Garden, in which is exposed part of the work of sculptor Niizuma.
To finish the program, the last visit will be to Quinta do Piloto, heir to the wine tradition of four generations of the Cardoso family, has one of the few wineries that preserves the method with self-vinificating, traditional Palmela, 100% ecological. During the guided tour, you will know the family history and the traditional methods of winemaking in the region. You will visit the tasting room, wine shop and event spaces. You will also enjoy the immense panoramic view over Lisbon and the Tagus Valley in the tasting room, where you will taste 4 Quinta do Piloto wines.
At the end of the day, full of wine and gastronomic activities, it will be time to return to Lisbon. Our guide will leave you in the city centre, hotels or Humberto Delgado Airport.
Discover Portugal by Wine!
- Wine and food experiences in 5 renowned Setúbal producers;
- 1 Night of accommodation, in a double room, at Hotel Casa Palmela 5* or at Hotel Montado Hotel & Golf Resort 4*;
- Visits and Moscatel tasting in 5 renowned Setúbal wineries;
- Moscatel tasting and local cuisine;
- Free time to stroll at Parque Nacional da Arrábida;
- Visit the Bacalhôa Museum;
- Luck of regional snacks at José Maria da Fonseca restaurant;
- 1 Gourmet dinner at the hotel’s restaurant;
- Transfer with specialized Chauffeur on a premium vehicle;
- Pick-up and drop-off at Lisbon city centre.