Wine cellars of Portugal with architect’s stamp
With the characteristic of architect and in harmony with the nature, it is presented a route of the most beautiful wineries, from north to south of Portugal. ‘From the winery with a striking construction inspired by the walls of Monção 17th century, classified as National Monument in 1910 to the basement where there are no stairs in the cellar and the connection between the four floors is through a spiral path that mimics the rotation of a corkscrew … this is a tour you can not miss !!
9 nights / 10 days | From 230€ per person / day | minimum of 6 people
Included: Hotel 4 * or similar & Breakfast, Transportation, Roteiro made to measure, Wine tests and meals
Not included: Flights, tourist rate, personal expenses, meals not mentioned in the inclusions, other activities not mentioned in the inclusions.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AT PORTO AIRPORT | VIANA DO CASTELO
Arrival at Porto airport and transfer to the Hotel. Viana do Castelo is one of the most beautiful cities in the north of Portugal. Their participation in the Portuguese Discoveries and, later, in cod fishing, show their traditional union with the sea. Free Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Viana do Castelo.
DAY 2 – VIANA DO CASTELO | MONÇÃO | VIANA DO CASTELO
Breakfast at the hotel. Quinta da Pedra: The winery is an impressive construction inspired by the walls of Monção from the 17th century, classified as a National Monument in 1910. With a design architecture by Carlos Dias with a VHM project. The year of construction is 2011. The largest continuous vineyard in Alvarinho in Portugal, with 43 hectares of vineyard. visit to the vineyards, cellar, barrel room and distillery, wine tasting. Lunch and Free Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Viana do Castelo.
DAY 3 – VIANA DO CASTELO | VILA NOVA FAMALICÃO | ALIJÓ | PINHÃO
Breakfast at the hotel. Adega Casa da Torre: At the entrance, an old barrel was transformed into a laboratory and testing room. The architect was Carlos Castanheira and the year of construction is 2009. In the property with five hectares of vineyard with the Loureiro, Alvarinho and Sauvignon Blanc varieties, the grapes of three quintas belonging to the family are vinified giving origin to the Quinta do Cruzeiro – Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura and Minho Sousa Lopes Regional Wine – Loureiro, Chardonnay. The image of the labels is that of Pinheiro Manso – Pinus Pinea. This tree has a very special meaning for the family because it was planted on March 31, 1932 by the grandfather to commemorate the birth of his first daughter. visit to the vineyards, visit the winery with an explanation of the production method. Adega Gran Cruz: Gran Cruz is owned by the French company La Martiniquaise since 1956. The largest wine exporter in Oporto built a warehouse and a storage center full of light. The architect is Alexandre Burmester and his year of construction is 2014. It is the most modern center for wine making and logistics of this type in Portugal, with the incorporation of innovation in all stages of the production process. Visit to the winery, wine tasting. Lunch and Free Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Pinhão.
DAY 4 – PINHÃO | PESO DA RÉGUA | PINHÃO
It is possible to enter the life of the Quinta, to better know all its diversity through the various visiting programs available, staying in the 19th century House. With the seal of the architect João Botelho and Miguel Oliveira Architects with the year of construction of 2011. It is a historic Quinta belonging to Esporão and where the first vertical vineyard of the Duero was planted in 1947. Visit to the vineyards, visit to the winery, testing of wines and oils, pedestrian tour of the estate. Quinta do Vallado: Built in 1716, it is one of the oldest and most famous fifth of the Douro Valley of the architect “Menos é Mais Arquitectos” – Francisco Vieira de Campos and Cristina Guedes. The year of construction is from 2009. In addition to the main house, where some rooms already existed, a small rural hotel was created on the property, the Wine Hotel, also designed by Francisco Vieira de Campos, with a series of wine tourism programs available to guests. A lunch is included here. Free Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel in Pinhão.
DAY 5 – PINHÃO | NELAS | ANADIA | LUSO
Breakfast at the hotel. Crossed ways: The winery is located in the Quinta da Teixuga, right in the heart of the river Dão of the Architect Nuno Pinto Cardoso in the year of construction of 2017.The winery combines the tradition of viticultural practices, maintaining the genuineness of winemaking to modernity and uniqueness of construction, very oriented to the practice of wine tourism. It is surrounded by mountainous massifs, such as the Sierra de la Estrella and Caramulo, allowing excellent thermal amplitudes for a good maturation of the grapes leading to its slow ripening produces wines with rich aromas and good acidity. In the Quinta do Encontro: There are no stairs in the basement and the connection between the four floors is made by a spiral path that imitates the rotation of a corkscrew by the Architect Pedro Mateus from the year of construction in 2008. The structural design of a barrel results in perfect conceptual harmony between wine production and modern architecture. Even the fireplace has the format of a bottle. Visit to the winery, wine tasting, lunch in the restaurant, wine shop, winebar. Lunch and Free Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Luso.
DAY 6 – LUSO | REDONDO | ÉVORA
Breakfast at the hotel. Herdade do Freixo: Deep passion for the preservation of the rural landscape materializes the construction of an innovative winery, totally underground, unique in Europe, serving the purposes of the vineyard without interfering in the balance of the natural ecosystem. With stamp of the Architect Frederico Valsassina in the year of construction of 2016. Through a surrounding ramp, illuminated by a skylight, you access the three levels of the cellar. Visit to the winery, wine tasting. Lunch and Free Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel in Évora.
DAY 7 – ÉVORA | REGUENGOS DE MONSARAZ | ÉVORA
Breakfast at the hotel. Herdade do Esporão: In the basement test room you can experience the entire production journey of a wine. With the seal of the Architect, Atelier Skrei – Pedro Jervell and Francisco Adão da Fonseca with the year of construction in 2014. In this territory there are planted about 40 varieties, 4 varieties of olives and orchards of organic production. We sought to unify the different environments that characterize the diversity of experiences that Enotourism offers, with the use of materials recovered from the industry and activity of the Herdade, in particular oak barrels, soils or wool from sheep. Visit to the winery, wine tasting, tasting of regional products, visit to the oil press, discover the Archaeological Complex of Los Perdigões. Lunch and Free Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel in Évora.
DAY 8 – ÉVORA | CUBA | ÉVORA
Breakfast at the hotel. Herdade do Rocim: La Bodega reconciles wine production with other activities related to culture and leisure. The architect was Carlos Vitorino and the year of construction 2007. The fault of Vidigueira, a natural accident that marks the division between the Upper and the Lower Alentejo, determines this vitivinicultural subregion. The escarpments of east-west orientation, with about 50 kilometers long, condition the climate of Vidigueira, making it, in spite of the location so far south, in one of the subregions with the mildest climate of the Alentejo. Visit to the winery, wine tasting. Lunch and Free Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel in Évora.
DAY 9 – ÉVORA | LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a break from the glamorous Avenida da Liberdade, starting the journey from the majestic Marqués de Pombal Square to the Rossio, historic center. Restaurants, shops and bars here and there. A step away from the Moorish neighborhood, walk through the narrow and winding streets, surprising yourself with fantastic views. See the Tajo del Terreiro del Paço, the place where the caravels departed in search of new seas. Lunch and dinner free. Hotel accommodation in Lisbon.
DAY 10 – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel and check out procedures.
Transfer to the Airport. Have a nice flight back home.