As the world’s seventh largest wine producer, Portugal prides itself in its fabulous wine production all the way from the southern to the northern interior. With 14 official wine districts, Douro stands out as one of the oldest production regions in the world, followed by the renowned Alentejo demarcation.
Portugal’s wine provinces landmark award winning vineyards that you can visit all year round, not only to enjoy the best in winery production but also make the most of luxury hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and historical and cultural riches.
Here, at ONE Select Properties, we have come up with an excellent plan to extend your luxury holidays in the Algarve and make a trip throughout the best vineyards and hotels Portugal has to offer. Alongside, we have saved you some of the best alfresco dining properties so you can dive in to some luxury property in the Algarve.
Douro - Great Wines, Great Region
Across Europe, in the 1700s, Port wine was given its name from its region; Porto. Regularly enjoyed as a dessert wine, this strong and smooth spirit is vastly enjoyed by wine connoisseurs and has greatly become a fantastic tourist attraction. The varied vineyards along the Douro River, usually belonging to a long family heritage, have long started to welcome tourists so they can better understand and enjoy their particular wine production.
Luxury wine quintas like Quinta das Carvalhas, Quinta Nova and Quinta dos Malvedos are a great starting point if you have decided to leave your luxury villa in Quinta do Lago and head north. While enjoying the wonderful views and fresh breeze, there are also some fabulous Michelin starred restaurants like Largo do Paço, Pedro Lemos and Yeatman.
If you are looking to make a full round journey why not look into staying in a luxury 5 star hotel in Porto or Douro. Complete your trip enjoying the fabulous night sky with some delicious port wine, either at The Vintage House, The Yeatman Hotel or the luxurious Hotel Infante Sagres.
Alentejo - The most Peaceful Vineyards in the World
Closer to the Algarve, the Alentejo region boasts an amazing climate from the coast to the interior and is recommended for both family and romantic getaways.
Along the Tagus river runs vast fields of wine and world famous cork productions. However, if you have come to enjoy the vineyards, this region is mainly famous for the production of the Aragonez red grape, occasionally mixed with some exotic varietals. Due to a distinctive maritime climate and limestone soil the Algarve and Alentejo regions are well-known for the production of luxury red wines.
With famous wine estates such as Herdade do Mouchão in Casa Branca, Herdade do Esporão in Reguengos de Monsaraz, and Quinta do Carmo in Reguengo, these can simply not be missed. And for an overnight stay the L’And hotel is a fabulous 5 star enchanting resort followed by Quinta da Malhadinha and Convento do Espinheiro.
Wine Holidays in Portugal
It doesn’t take a lot to please the eye, the mind or the mouth and the ONE Select Properties team is always happy to help out and have you enjoy the best Portugal and the Algarve have to offer.