Private Lisbon Northern Region Wine-tasting Tour
Head north from Lisbon you will visit 2 of the region´s famous, but small wine cellars. You will taste and discover historic and rare wines, one of them though to be long extinct in Portugal. Get to know the local’s history and taste their produced olive oil and traditional bread.
Leaving Lisbon, you will reach Cheleiros, an old parish dated back to 1304. In this historic village you will have a chance to taste some of the region´s wines, like those produced by ManzWines - a small local producer. With the wish of reviving the wine activity of the region, this family uses traditional Portuguese grape varieties.
A very especial one, is the production of a white wine made solely with Jampal grapes. A grape variety that was until very recently, thought to be extinct. Here you will taste 6 different wines from regions ranging from Lisbon to Douro and the Península de Setúbal. Before leaving you will also have time to try the region’s olive oil and traditional bread.
Afterwards you will travel to Quinta da Murta in Bucelas. Here you have the so-called “prince of Portuguese wine” the famous dry white wine produced from the Arinto grape variety. Arinto was first introduced in the region by the Romans over 2 000 years ago and is still cultivated today. In fact it was in for many centuries the only white wine in Portugal. You could say it was the wine of Portuguese kings and of the British royals.
Before returning to Lisbon, you will taste 3 different wines from this producer.
All the while you will get to visit the villages and get to know the history of the regions.