Dominant varieties

White


Arinto, Fernão Pires, Moscatel de Alexandria

Red


Alfrocheiro, Trincadeira

Península de Setúbal

A wine of choice to savour while marvelling at the landscape


Between the sea, the Sado River and the Serra da Arrábida, the Setúbal Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate that is very propitious for growing grapes and producing Moscatel wine, which has a unique flavour. It is said that it was highly prized by French King Louis XIV. It was exported to Brazil in large quantities, but what was not sold was returned to Portugal, which is why it became known as torna-viagem (returning) wine. In the 19th century, it was the largest continuous vineyard in the world, covering 4000 hectares.

The natural amphitheatre of the Serra (Mountain) that stretches down to the sea is a unique setting to appreciate the wines of the Setúbal Peninsula. In this area of protected nature, it is usual to see dolphins, a surprise for those who choose the region for a few days on the beach. Between Sesimbra and Portinho da Arrábida, there’s nothing like a mini-cruise to savour a moscatel wine in tranquillity.

In Setúbal, a visit on foot to the historic centre may precede a trip to the farms and wineries of Palmela and Vila Nogueira of Azeitão. During the harvest season, in the months of September and October, it is possible to participate and get to know better the traditions of wine production.

In Setúbal, take the boat to Troia and enjoy a sandy beach many kilometres long, with good conditions for beach and outdoor activities, whether it’s a bike ride or playing golf.

Visit the Roman ruins or go horse riding at the end of the day. A few days in Troia will be an unforgettable experience.

The wine from the Setúbal Peninsula can be drunk young, with a meal, but acquires a more refined flavour as it ages, perfect for highlighting the flavours of Portuguese conventual sweets. Those who prefer a fuller-bodied wine, the red from Palmela will not disappoint, especially if served with the irresistible Azeitão buttery cheeses.

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Setúbal

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Picnic in the Vineyards

Guided visit to the winery and vineyards with tasting of regional flavors.

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Snack at Wine Cellar

Guided visit to wine cellar with regional snack.

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Visit to the Wine Cellar

Visit to the wine cellar with wine tasting.

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