1. Lisbon: Wine Tasting Day Tour
Pick up and head west to the magnificent Adega Mãe, about 40 minutes from Lisbon. Beginning the tour with a visit to the beautiful vineyards and learn about the different wine varieties spreading along the hills and it’s individual characteristics. Afterwards you are going to learn about the process of making the wine and the magic happens in the Temple room, where the wine rests in wood barrels. Last but not least you are going to taste five wines (Two red, Two white and one rosé) and be inebriated with it’s characteristics. After the first wine experience at the magnificent Adega Mae, and because is lunch time, lunch in a nearby typical portuguese restaurant, specialized in grilled sea food, for sure, it will be one of the best food experiences of your whole trip. (Prices between 10-20 €/pp). After lunch, we have a 30 minutes ride to the little village of Cheleiros, where we are going to visit our second winery of the day. Starting the visit with the history of the village and the importance of this wine project in this small community, after we continue with the wine process and finish at the barrels room. We finish with the tasting of 5 wines (3 reds and 2 whites), including the single variety Jampal, a unique grape in Portugal and in the world. The tasting is paired with home made bread and olive oil. We finish the visit with a little walk around the village and visiting the medieval bridge of Cheleiros, built upon an old roman bridge. Before return to Lisbon pass by the magnificent "Palacio Nacional de Mafra" is the biggest and more impressive baroque palace in Portugal, built by D. João V in the 18th century. An impressive sight, out of the touristic mainstream.