We will drive from Lisbon towards the region of Palmela to the Quinta do Piloto winery. Their history goes back 4 generations of the Cardoso family that grew connected to the history of Palmela throughout a century. Heirs of the wine making tradition, their wines are a product of the best picks among st 200 hectares (around 494 acres) of vineyards with the best terroir of the region. This winery, with capacity for 6 million litters, stand out for using the traditional wine making methods standing on natural resources, saving energy and minimizing the foot print on the environment. The Quinta do Piloto winery has also the largest collection of embroidered flags used on the last float parading at the wine festival every year. We will finish the visit by tasting 4 still wines and 2 muscat wines followed by the lunch at a fish rodizio or local food buffet. After lunch we will visit the Casa Agrícola Horácio Simões winery, founded in 1910 by José Camacho Simões. Since then, the family has passed the knowledge in traditional wine and muscat making from generation to generation. The winery and the vineyards are located in Quinta do Anjo and are influenced by two rivers, Tejo and Sado as well as the Atlantic Ocean. The terroir, the wine making methods and autochtonal castes with which they work with make their wines unique. From which we will taste 2 still wines and 2 Muscat wines. Nearby we will find the Vênancio da Costa Lima winery, our last visit of the day. Venâncio da Costa Lima was born in 1892, in the Quinta do Anjo village and founded the Agrícola Venâncio da Costa Lima Farm House, in 1914, initially dedicated mostly to wine, olive oil and cereals’ trade, this company later became solely wine producer and trader. Between 1930 and 1950 Vênancio da Costa Lima winery was the largest wine producer of the region. It was lately recognized as the producer of “The Best Muscat in the World – Muscats du Monde 2011”, this company has projected it’s name in a large scale and works daily to produce the best wines of the Setubal region. Return to Lisbon.
- What Will You Do- Drive through Lisbon crossing the Vasco da Gama Bridge. The scenic crossing provides stunning views of Parque das Nações including the impressive Vasco da Gama Tower and of the protected area of the Tejo estuary, in Monijo, where you can always spot the local birds like herons, waders and even flamingos, towards Palmela.
- Visit the vinyards and cellar of Quinta do Piloto Winery. Tasting of 4 still wines and 2 muscat wines.
- Lunch at a fish rodizio or local food buffet
- Visit Casa Agrícola Horácio Simões Winery and store and taste 2 still wines and 2 Muscat wines
- Visit Venâncio da Costa Lima Winery, recognized as the producer of “The Best Muscat in the World - Muscats du Monde 2011”
- What To ExpectWith this tour you will learn about the region of peninsula of Setubal, more specifically of the area of Palmela, it's climate, it's history and terroir. All of them make this region unique in it's production of grapes and wine making. Each estate in this tour was chosen due to their singularity in their history, wine making techniques and wine quality. This experience will give you a
better understanding and broader sense of this region and it's people.
- What Is Included- Guide specialised in Wine Tourism and trainer in Wine Tasting (certified by WSET e IEFP)
- Local guide in each winery
- Transportation in a comfortable 7 seater van with air conditioned and WI-FI
- All winery visits on the program
- All local taxes
- What Is Not Included- Gratuities (optional)
- All things not included on the description
- Personal expenses such as shopping, food and beverages not included in the description
- TransfersArea of Lisbon city is included.
Area of Cascais and Sintra will add the cost of €8 per person. Please let us know when you book, or up until 48h prior the tours, if you will need the pickup from one of these areas with the address of your accommodation.