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4 Premium Wineries in the Marvellous Alentejo to Visit Now

16.09.2020

The Alentejo region was elected by USA TODAY readers as the best wine region to visit in the world. It is a vast and one of the largest regions in Portugal with delicious gastronomy and great wines.  

In this list, you will find a variety of reasons why you should visit these premium wineries. After all, you will taste the best wines, enjoy the best views, enjoy the best wine experiences, and considering that this is one of the largest wine regions in Portugal, you don't want to waste time on unnecessary road trips. So let's unveil these wineries: 

 

Adega da Cartuxa

This winery is located in the city of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, right in the heart of Alentejo. Here will find incredible experiences such as a guided tour of the wine cellar, and food and wine tasting of some of the best Alentejo wines and regional products. Cartuxa has undergone several renovations and expansions over time, preserving the richness of its architectural and historical memory. The Cartuxa Cellar - Quinta Valbom is now one of the stage centers of the wines produced by the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. The Adega Cartuxa got its name from the 16th century Mosteiro da Cartuxa (Cartuxa Monastery), which is situated right next to the winery and is part of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation's patrimony. Excellence, quality, and individuality in a style of its own are the values recognized by consumers of the Cartuxa brand.

 

Herdade do Esporão

The Herdade do Esporão presents itself as an Estate steeped in history, producer of outstanding quality wines. The Esporão vines are located in the heart of Reguengos de Monsaraz, where wines are more balanced and seductive, simultaneously thriving and pleasant, luxuriant, and with good aging potential. If the vines are the lung of the Herdade do Esporão, the cellar is the heart that beats to the rhythm of the harvest and as the result of the work defined by the calendar and by the enology team.
Book unique experiences such as a tour to Herdade do Esporão's Historic Heritage, a guided winery and cellar tour, a blind wine tasting, a bicycle tour with a picnic, or a bird watching experience.

 

L'AND Vineyards

The culture of wine and vineyards is one of the essential features of the L'AND identity. All owners and L'AND Vineyards hotel guests will become exclusive members of the WineClub, a privileged space for the promotion of wine culture and the sharing of experiences, such as the access to the Cellar for producing wine, the harvest of the shared vineyard, enology courses, wine contests, and events or order bottled L'AND wine with customized labels. This incredible hotel offers guided tours to the vineyards and cellar, taste wines, and a wine tasting and Eno-gastronomic connections course.

 

São Lourenço do Barrocal

In the same family for over 200 years and located in the heart of the monte, surrounded by vineyards, oaks and olive trees with granitic outcrops that occasionally appear in the local landscape - the barrocais - gives the name for themselves and for their wines. The winery of São Lourenço do Barrocal is where it is produced the first-class wines of the estate. Selected and hand-picked grapes are the basis for limited editions, and the remaining grapes are carefully combined before beginning the aging process in French oak barrels. Moreover, the estate has a ten year old vineyards in which they originate, as well as its unique terroir, recognized for over a century by the founder of the estate, who helped create the nineteenth century plantacion with more than a million strains, it is simply incredible. In this estate, it offers a guided tour of our winery, taste of its wines, and the Monsaraz landscape.

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