Adega José de Sousa

Rua de Mourão, nº 1
7200-291 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Telephone: +351 918 269 569

Private guided tour with tasting of 4 amphora wines and regional products

Adega José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes, located in Reguengos de Monsaraz, has existed since 1878 and was acquired by José Maria da Fonseca in 1986, in order to fulfill the old dream of producing wine in Alentejo, in a property full of prestige and history.

A tradition started by the Romans over 2000 years ago is kept alive in this winery. The José de Sousa winery has 114 clay pots, where an ancestral and very rare method of fermentation is carried out inside large clay pots – Talhas.

In addition to the traditional winery, it also has a modern winery, with 44 stainless steel vats and all the necessary technology for red and white winemaking.

On this private tour, accompanied by a specialized guide, you will have the opportunity to discover and visit a unique winery in the world, where amphora wines are still produced, following the ancient Roman tradition. They are special wines with aromas and characteristics that you have never found in other wines.

The guided tour starts at our educational vineyard, where we introduce you to the main grape varieties we use in our wines. We continue in the modern cellar made up of stainless steel vats, where the entire winemaking process will be explained. We also pass by the archeology room, where we show all the archaeological remains, discovered at Herdade do Monte da Ribeira, including a menhir measuring almost 5 meters. We end up at the magnificent Adega dos Potes, built in 1878, a unique winery where we conserve and use clay pots to produce our most special wines – the amphora wines!

After the visit, you can enjoy a tasting of 4 unique wines, produced in the old clay pots, in our tasting room or outside, weather permitting, accompanied by the best regional products from the region, in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

We also have a wine and regional products shop available, so that at the end you can take a souvenir of this unforgettable experience home.


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© José Maria da Fonseca

© José Maria da Fonseca

© José Maria da Fonseca

© José Maria da Fonseca

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