Alvarinho Wine Tour perfect to those who want to learn a little more this special wine that can only be found in a specific region, the Alto Minho, considered one of the most beautiful regions in the Country.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Oporto|
|PROPOSED TIME OF DEPARTURE||At 9.00AM approximately|
|RETURN TIME||At 18:00 approximately|
Alvarinho Wine Tour
Being combined with the Loureiro grape variety in the production of white green wines, the Alvarinho grape has a unique profile: floral and fruity, with notes of linden, honeysuckle lemongrass, peach, grapefruit and apple, all very well harmonized with this. high acidity typical of fresh whites from northwest Portugal.
Balanced, well-structured wines and moderate levels of alcohol, Alvarinho is being “exported” to wine regions further south of Portugal, such as the Setúbal Peninsula.
Our Alvarinho wine Tour it’s not just wine, we will also visit the Raiana regions, Monção, next to the Minho river, with its terraces and beautiful viewpoints, such as the esplanade of the Neris, here fights were fought between the kingdoms of Portugal and Castile, their 17th century walls are a witness to this, guarding the historic center.
Where the most symbolic monuments are the Mother Church, the Church of Misericórdia and the Church of Santo António dos Capuchos, without forgetting the beautiful view through Caldas de Monção, with therapeutic waters.
Come and see this beautiful region through our Alvarinho wine Tour, talk to our assistants right now…
Moncao and Melgaco
Here we can visit the remains of the Castle Walls and others monuments that testify the importance of this town once such as; the Romanesque Mother Church of the twelfth century, or the Churches of Mercy and Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, or the Military Fortress, as well as many Manor Houses in the region, great example the Palace of Brejoeira, in neo-classical style, or Casa das Rodas, not to misse will be a visit to Casa do Curro.
Valença do Minho
Valença extremely important during the Middle Ages, with a privileged view on the border, often coveted by the Spanish neighbor, a place of passage of the “Caminhos de Santiago”, just by choosing the river.
Its fortress with two towers and double wall, from the 17th and 18th centuries, built by the French engineer and military architect Vauban, nowadays one of the most reputed Portuguese Hotel ( Pousadas de Portugal ).
From most of the windows of the Pousada, besides the Minho and Tuy, you can also see the old iron bridge, one of the Eiffel legacies in Portugal, where the train runs from Portugal to Spain.
Solar do Alvarinho
In Religion matters, the Churches of Misericordia (XVI century), the Collegiate Church of Santo Estevao (13th century), the Church of Santa Maria dos Anjos (13th century) or the Military Chapels of Bom Jesus (17th century), Our Lady of Health and in Our Lord of the Forgotten. Valencia breathes history in its narrow cobbled streets but with a busy commerce, mainly of handmade products, with innumerable and typical shops of traditional commerce, where you can find works in gold, linen, ceramics and wicker.