Dominant varieties

White


Arinto, Síria, Malvasia Fina, Manteúdo, Touriga Nacional, Syrah

Red


Castelão, Negra Mole, Trincadeira

Algarve

A refreshing and irresistible wine for sunny days by the sea


Protected by the mountain chain from the eastern border to the west coast, the Algarve has a Mediterranean climate, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, a relatively low and moderate temperature range and a diversity and mixture of soils, elements that together with the constant monitoring of the producer make this a unique terroir for the production of wine with unique characteristics.

Even the Arabs had cultivated it and used it as a form of currency in a strategic region for trade, which is evident in Lagos, the starting point for 16th-century navigators on the sea routes, or in Portimão, places that are now ideal for having a good time and a glass of wine on the terrace overlooking the sea.

If you like walking or cycling, be sure to try the Via Algarviana paths, in the interior, or the Coastal Ecovia (path intended for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles). Passing through villages where traditional arts and crafts are preserved and through the historical heritage of the Algarve, several paths lead you to farms and wineries where you can participate in tastings, guided tours, harvesting and even experience the production of wine itself.

In a region where the sun and the sea are the backdrop, a seafood meal on board a boat, sailing along the coast, is ideal for a wine tasting, especially when you pass along the beaches of Lagoa, one of the reference growing areas.

The delicate and smooth Algarve white wine goes well with fresh fish dishes or razor clam rice, specialities to discover after a day on the Ria Formosa, a protected area for observing the countless aquatic birds that nest there.

The flavours of the land present in typical dishes of the region such as bread soups, vegetables and legumes, with fatty meats or game meats, will always go well with one of the various reds that the Algarve has to offer.

Be sure to visit Faro, Tavira, Silves, Albufeira and Loulé, cities with cultural itineraries to take a break from the beach. In the Nature Reserve of Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, visit the salt pans where the qualities of salt and fleur de sel are revealed.

Among the outdoor activities, it is worth mentioning the good weather conditions all year round to play golf, another attraction to have a unique wine tourism experience in the Algarve.

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Local Tip


The Algarve of the beach, good aromas and flavours

by José Miguel Dentinho

One of the great advantages of a more intense life on the beach is that it works up an appetite. And in the Algarve there’s plenty of seafood to satisfy it.

Discover the experiences that the Algarve region has to offer

Discovery


A wine lunch under a thousand-year-old olive tree

Morgado do Quintão has passed through the hands of more than four generations, each of which has left its unique mark on the land and paved the way for the next.

Discovery


A dive into the vineyards of Quinta da Tôr

It is possible to experience the harvest, which includes cutting the grapes, visit the winery, participate in the traditional foot treading and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch with a view over the vineyards and a dip in the pool.

Art


Visit LIR - Art Gallery at the Adega Cooperativa do Algarve

Única is the last of the 4 Cooperative Wineries that once existed in the Algarve. It receives grapes from all corners of the Algarve, from the windward to the leeward, through the Barrocal.

Discovery


Wine Cellar Dining Experience

Our well-versed sommeliers guide guests through the nuanced flavours of various vintages during wine and cheese tastings, complemented by traditional Portuguese tapas, homemade bread and olive oil from Herdade dos Grous, VILA VITA Parc’s own farm and vineyard in the Alentejo.

Discovery


Join In On Our Farmers Table

Gather under our 2.000 year-old tree overlooking old Negramole vines, inside our vintage olive press or inside the Main House for a tasting of four of our wines from the estate and a simple menu inspired by Algarvian ingredients and our family recipes

Discovery


Wine Maker Experience

Most of our private winemakers begin with the Blends Workshop, a 3-hour experience during which we present the science as well as the art behind blending different grape varieties.

Adventure


Enter the world of organic agritourism

The farm is very quiet and well cared for, giving you also the opportunity to experience an ecological awareness and a way of life with absolute respect for nature.

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