Wine Tasting in a 19th-Century Winery

45,00 €  

One of the most prestigious farm, who produced wines in the hands of the same family for 4 generations. The farm goal is to modernize, innovate and to meet the standards of the most demanding consumer.The farm has undergone modernization over the past few years: vines were re-established based on traditional varieties as well as new varieties to meet market demand. You will arrive to the winery farm and we will present you the producer. She will tell you the story of all farm, and we go walk to the vineyards and to the 19th century gardens around the family house. We will visit an old distillery that was in use until 1970. There were produced brandies and grappa. After we will visit a pressing-room with stone and wood manual winepresses dated 1871. This is a real experience, so you will visit an ageing cellar of liquor wines and brandies with 36 barrels, and you will taste 7 different wines. Vineyards are planted on gentle slopes of sandy-clay soils.

The varieties found on these vineyards are:

White – Moscatel Graúdo, Sauvignon Blanc, Vital and Verdelho
Red – Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Aragonez, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

You will leave this day with a wealth of knowledge about production techniques, history, and the freshness, intensity and variety that quality wine can offer :)

Location: Bombarral (45 min from Lisbon)

Duration: 3 hours   Number of people: 2 to 40 pax

Our experience will include:

  • Arrival at the winery and welcome by the producer
  • Visit to the vineyards
  • Visit the old distillery
  • Visit the pressing-room and 1871 winepresses
  • Visit the ageing cellar of liquor wines and brandies with 36 barrels
  • Tasting 7 different wines

Extras:

  • Transportation from Lisbon

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NOTE: After booking we will send all the details of the reservation, as well as the location of the winery and the contact of the producer.

If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: hello@portugalfarmexperiences.com and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.

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History

This company was established by Abel Pereira da Fonseca in 1926 to administrate the estates that he owned in the region of Bombarral since the beginning of the century,still belonging to the same family.

He planted his first stand-alone vineyards (i.e. vines with no other fruit tree in between) aligned and wired, which was considered very innovating at the time, as there were no tractors. Vineyards were divided into plots, each planted with one sole variety (which was also new at the time). He introduced new varieties. In a separate plot and he planted 30 different varieties to study their adaptability.

The Wine

Grapes from our producer are used to produce a lot of wines. Vineyards are planted on gentle slopes of sandy-clay soils. 

The varieties found on these vineyards are: 

  • White – Moscatel Graúdo, Sauvignon Blanc, Vital and Verdelho
  • Red – Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Aragonez, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

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