In order to get to know the region's food and wine culture nothing better than visiting a winery, where you can learn about the whole process of winemaking, visit the facilities, the vineyards as well as taste the true nectar, accompanied by the local gastronomy delicacies. The region also provides a wide range of leisure activities related to wine, such as, the Festival of Vine and Wine, in Borba, which takes places every year in summer. Other places to visit are Redondo Wine Museum, where several aspects of Alentejo winemaking are displayed, or also the Alentejo Wine Route Tasting Room, in Évora, a World Heritage City.
The Alentejo Wine Route can be subdivided into three main routes: " São Mamede Route", "Historical Route" and "Guadiana Route". These routes enable you to experience all the richness of this wide and wonderful region. The "São Mamede Route", located in the area covered by the Natural Park of São Mamede Mountain, includes some of the most beautiful and typical Alentejo cities and villages, such as Portalegre, Marvão, Castelo de Vide, Alter do Chão or Sousel. The "Historical Route" is centered in Évora but also comprises the areas of Arraiolos, Estremoz, Borba, Vila Viçosa, Redondo and Monsaraz. At last, the "Guadiana Route" marked by the presence of the river with this very name and by the vast plains, ranging Mourão, Moura, Vidigueira, Alvito and Viana do Alentejo.
The Alentejo regional gastronomy is synonymous with flavour, intensity and passion, the açordas or bread soups, migas (cornbread dish), gazpacho, lamb stew, Alentejo pork meat with clams, or the purslane soup are some of the most prized dishes in this region.