This tour is a fantastic experience into the Vinho Verde vine region at the sub-region of Monção-Melgaço, near the boarder with Spain. This área is protected by a range of mountains that creates the perfect conditions for the best ripening of “Alvarinho” grapes. In terms of geographical area, it is the largest Portuguese demarcated region, and one of the largest in Europe.
You will get to see and feel:
In the nineteen seventies (1974), a passion for winemaking led João António Cerdeira, to plant the first “Alvarinho” vine and to create the first brand of Alvarinho in Melgaço in 1982.
For this reason, a great deal of environmental certification has been made by Quinta do Soalheiro, implementing biodynamic concepts of organic farming in their vineyards and assuming a continuous responsibility for nature and future generations.
During this day you will discover Quinta do Soalheiro, a pioneer in the creation of “Alvarinho” wine in Melgaço, an international benchmark for the wines of this grape variety, blending perfectly into the distinctive Minho landscape surrounding it.
This wine tasting challenges you to find the family of Soalheiro- 4 high-quality wines from Natural Soalheiro harmonized with a variety of different sausages from Quinta da Folga: blood sausage, meat sausage, salpicão, alheira, homemade jams, and vegetables from the organic vegetable garden.
Talking about the food we haven´t forgotten your lunch: you will experience unique gastronomy that combines rich and hearty flavours from both land and sea, with a slant that is unmistakably Portugal.
This itinerary includes:
Private Tour, Transportation from and to your Hotel in Porto, Local specialized wine tour guide, 1 visit with a top-quality wine tasting paired with smoked meats (Quinta do Soalheiro & Quinta da Folga), lunch at a typical restaurant located in Melgaço pairing traditional food with Soalheiro wines, flexible schedule.
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.