The DOC is named after the port town of Setúbal, which lies on the northern shores of the Sado estuary just south of Lisbon. The geographical area now covered by the title was originally demarcated for Moscatel de Setúbal wines as far back as 1905. The wines from Setúbal reveal a good acidity and freshness, with an extensive aromatic complexity. The famous Moscatel de Setúbal is produced in this region.
You will get to see and feel:
Visit to 2 wineries where you will taste the regular and the fortified wines. You will get to know Castelão the main red variety from the region. The wines of Castelão are structured, with fruity flavours, suggesting cherry, currant, acorn, chestnut, candied plum, blackberry and raspberry aromas, which harmonize well with the stage in oak barrels. As a general rule, they have an excellent aging potential.
The Moscat is has a category of its own: Muscat of Setúbal is a fortified wine of excellent quality, especially when aged for several years in oak barrels. It is a wine with an intense aroma of orange blossoms, honeyed and full-flavoured, which evolves with age for notes of dried fruits, raisins and coffee.
On you way back to Lisbon we will pass on a beautiful fortress that used to protect Lisbon from the South for a last farewell.
Want to stay for lunch on the stunning coastline? Asking doesn´t hurt…
Return to Lisbon at 1PM.
This itinerary includes:
Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to the meeting point, Driver/History Heritage guide/Wine and Spirits Education Trust certified guide, Visits to wineries and wine and food tastings, Monument entrances, City Tours, Personal accident insurance, Taxes.
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Private Tours, Meals and Other personal expenses.
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.