We start our wine and foodie tour in Alentejo with a visit to the estate and winery at Herdade de Malhadinha Nova in Albernoa. Next to the lovely accommodations there is a fine dining restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner. A glass wall in the restaurant gives you the feeling you are sitting in the garden, and presents you with a great view of the plants and peacocks. Read more »
Alentejo is a sparsely populated region to the south of Lisbon. 700,000 people live in a lush green region the size of the Netherlands. Its name means on the other side of the river ‘Tejo’. The region is famous for its cork trees, olive oil and wine. Alentejo is a popular holiday destination for the Portuguese because the countryside gives them the relaxed slow feeling of ‘back to nature’ and ‘into the wild’.
On our itinerary are visits to a couple of ‘herdades’. Herdades means ‘wineries’. These four and five star accommodations can facilitate both individual and group stays. They have a restaurant and organise activities like wine tours and tastings.