Departure by bus from the places of origin to the Heart of Dão. Arrival in Santar to visit CASA DE SANTAR, one of the most emblematic brands in Dão, the property and the winery deserve an adequate tour, from the cellar to the fermentation room with stainless steel vats, passing through the wine aging room where white wines and reds rest in French oak barrels where we can find the incredibly old copper still. Continue to the Heart of Dão. Typical lunch “Veal à Moda de Lafões”. In the afternoon we will visit the Historic Center of Vouzela and the Municipal Museum (entrance included), accompanied by a local guide, which will allow us to discover all the secrets of this charming location. We will end the visit by tasting the famous Vouzela Pastries. Late afternoon departure towards the hotel. Accommodation and dinner.
After breakfast, departure towards Alto Douro Wine Region, visit to Quinta de São Luiz, origin of the Kopke brand, is located on the left bank of the Douro River, near Pinhão, here we will do a guided tour and a wine tasting. Then lunch at a typical restaurant in the region. During the afternoon, continue the journey towards Minho. Arrival accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast and departure towards “Alvarinho Wine Capital”, anchored between the vastness of the green mountains and the river Minho, located in Melgaço (the most northern point of Portugal). Here, Alvarinho is special, the land is protected by a set of mountains that create conditions of rain, temperature and hours of sunshine necessary for the best ripening of the grapes. For this experience to be complete, we challenge you to visit Adega Soalheiro and the different production sites. Typical Minhoto lunch. Continuation of the trip to the city Invicta - visit to the World of Wine - World of Wine Museum (WOW), here we will unveil The “secrets” of wine, from chocolate to The Bridge Collection, there are several experiences that can be lived in the new block WOW. With the Wine Experience the wine will be demystified and it will be possible to get to know more about its main agents: the soil, the climate, the grapes, but also about all the processes that interfere in the quality of the wine until it reaches the glass, even to the styles of wine that exist, what differentiates them, how to taste and how to appreciate. Late afternoon accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast and travel towards the Bairrada Wine Region, to visit the CAVES ALIANÇA, an exhibition space that develops along the traditional cellars of the Aliança Vinhos de Portugal. With eight different collections, this museum equipment covers areas such as archeology, ethnography, mineralogy, paleontology, tiles and ceramics, covering an impressive time span over millions of years. Typical lunch of piglet Bairrada style. We will start the journey home, sure that we have spent four fantastic days.