Yeah, will start the wine festival in Portugal, that’s right the Grape Harvest in Portugal.
The long-awaited period of the year encompassing all the activities between grape picking and wine production, as one says in Portugal, “Until the basket is washed, it is vintage”.
Different regions have the harvest in different months, depending on the grape species, vineyard location, temperature, humidity, among others.
In the Douro region, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001 with its fantastic valley, a fantastic landscape all year round, but this is when the grape harvesting makes the region even more attractive to tourists and locals. The harvest is done during September and may extend until October, some farms where you can make your harvest program in Portugal:
- Quinta da Pacheca.
- Quinta de La Rosa
- Quinta do Portal
Already in Alentejo a flatter region with a higher temperature the harvest will be a little earlier, on average in August, some farms where you can do your harvest program in Portugal:
- Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas.
- Mayor Winery
Undoubtedly one of the most caring Portuguese traditions, celebrated in a very traditional and familiar way where the producers are attentive to the ripening of the grapes so that the wine has an excellent quality.
A fantastic period where, in addition to the traditional wine tasting, where you will visit a cellar and taste your wines, typical in the vintage programs, some properties provide unique experiences from picking grapes, pisa, understanding the production, to your tasting at the end of the day.