Wine & Wine
With its rolling plains dotted with olive trees and cork oaks, the Alentejo is known for its generally full-bodied, fruity red wines – suitable for ageing – and its aromatic, balanced whites. It’s a land of blinding sun that warms and ripens the region’s chief grape varieties: Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha and Antão Vaz (whites) and Periquita, Trincadeira and Aragonez (reds). The region harbours many traces of the past, reflecting the various different phases of Portugal’s history and which you should can see up close.
Points of interest: Alentejo landscapes/ Estremoz town walls and Castle/ Watchtower/ Chapel of Saint-Queen Isabel/ visit to 2 wineries to see the whole wine-making process and taste 6 wines.