Azeitão and Arrábida wine tour
Azeitão is the one of the most important region, producing quality wines, of Portugal. It has many sub regions called “denominations” that are great to visit, regions that have the status of DOCG (a geographical region with a regulated wine production). Most regions in Azeitão specialize in reds and “Moscatel” often using the same grape variety. Enjoy a very unique and carefully designed tour of this region and make the best of your stay in Portugal.
The first stop is in the José Maria da Fonseca cellars, a 100% family-owned company, managed by the 6th generation and leader in the areas of production and marketing of table wines and generous in Portugal. Being JMF the oldest producer of Setúbal Muscat, there is no better place for a taste of this unique wine of exemplary quality. This tasting includes the visit to the secular house museum of the cellars, founded in 1834.
Then head to the fantastic Arrábida mountains where you will enjoy the amazing view of the calm, crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The next stop will be the wine producer Venâncio Costa Lima, one of the oldest wineries in the Palmela region, which started activity in 1914. Being a family business, this winery is now on its fourth generation. This winery produces some famous wines, ranging from Table Wines up to Demarcated Wines (with Designation of Origin). Here you will have the opportunity to sample typical regional products in addition to the traditional wine tastings.
The second stop is, not far away, in Quinta da Bacalhoa, one of the farms where it was implemented the project with the theme “Art, Wine, Passion” which aims to surprise the expectations of the most demanding and curious consumers. Bacalhôa Portugal Wines, SA, one of the largest and most innovative wineries in Portugal, developed over the years a wide range of wines earning a solid reputation and the preference of domestic and international consumers alike. Includes a visit to the Bacalhôa Palace where you can admire a priceless art collection, a visit to the Quinta da Bassaqueira as well as the traditional wine tasting.
You will make a short stop in Setúbal and we will continue to Palmela to visit the Quinta do Piloto. Quinta do Piloto comes from a selection of family vineyards in the best terroirs of Palmela.