The vineyards and quintas of the Estramadura region on Portugal’s Silver Coast produce a wide range of excellent red and white wines, liqueurs and spirits and you are really spoilt for choice when wine tasting on Portugal’s Silver Coast. Many of the wines rival those of Spain, France and the New World in quality. Produced mainly for consumption in Portugal they are rare visitors to the shelves of your local wine shops and supermarkets. This is a unique opportunity to discover Silver Coast wines, explore centuries old quintas and sample the local cuisine.
Day Trip to Quinta do Sanguinhal
Quinta do Sanguinhal is one of our favourite vineyards for both it’s beautiful setting and for the knowledge and hospitality of the family who still run the vineyard today.
On this day trip you can learn about Portuguese wines and enjoy sampling some, all in the beautiful setting of the Quinta do Sanguinhal vineyards and gardens.
Quinta do Sanguinhal is a family owned quinta and is renowned in Portugal for the quality of its wines two of which, Cerejeiras and Quinta de San Francisco, feature on most restaurant menus. The beautiful quinta also produces its own ‘Aguardente’, the spirit produced from the grape skins, similar to brandy.
A wonderful opportunity to visit and authentic Portuguese vineyard and to enjoy fantastic wines!
- Visit the old distillery, ageing cellar and the ancient pressing room with a stone and wood manual wine press.
- Learn about Portuguese wines and enjoy a tasting session sampling at least 7 wines: white, red, rose and a fortified wine, along with regional cheeses and crackers.
Trips are every Wednesday afternoon
Not far from Quinta do Sanguinhal are the vineyards of ‘Quinta dos Loridos’ home to Buddha Eden – one of the largest examples of Oriental gardens in Europe. Thousands of tons of marble, stone and terracotta have been used to create Buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and many carefully-placed sculptures which can be found throughout the gardens. There is also an excellent wine shop selling wines produced by this quinta and other famous Bacalhoa wines.