Wine tourism is featured in Portugal by uniting experiences and five star hotels

Who still thinks that the main tourist highlight of Portugal is its capital, it is time to review the concepts. Traveling to the region of Alentejo is an opportunity to return to the past and come across a rural Europe, calm and cozy. It is a Portuguese agricultural area, which adds good food and excellent wines to an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, where one lives the tradition allied with modernity.

It is also in the Alentejo that almost half of the certified wine of Portugal is produced, which causes many to classify the region as a new Tuscany. The region, which has received about seven awards since 2014 as the best in the world for wine tourism, opens the door for all types of tourists. From the simple connoisseur to the true connoisseur, there are full sightseeing options that function as guided tours in a museum. By car, on foot or by bike, it is possible to get to know the wineries and the process of manufacturing the drink from the origin. Like the language, flavors also bring us closer to our Portuguese ancestors.

The Ribafreixo Wines farm is one of the highlights of the Alentejo Wines route

For those who seek to live the experience in the land completely, the best option is to host and taste the flavors of the farms, named for the large rural areas, such as farms and farms, the Alentejo Regional Wine Commission, a body that controls quality and protects the wines of the region, presents the route of Alentejo Wines with some options of wine tourism, gastronomy, leisure and training.

Each property can count on vineyards, in which are the vineyards and also the olive trees; wineries, where the wines are produced; and can still have hotels, restaurants, spas and areas dedicated only to tasting and guided tours. In the Alentejo are five estates with lodging House of Santa Vitória, Malhadinha Nova, Sobroso, Monte do Vau, São Lourenço do Barrocal and Grous) and four with restaurant Servas, Ribafreixo Wines, Quinta do Quetzal and Esporão).