Visit an organic wine Quinta
With sufficient interest we organize a visit to a beautiful Quinta wine. Relax with other guests of Casa Fontelheira and suitable with children. Around 9:30 am we leave with each other towards Amarante. The charming owner Fernando, who speaks fluent English, welcomes you and starts his tour of his special estate.
Discover where the Vinho Verde comes from
Fernando takes you through his ‘vineyard’, vegetable garden and aromatic herb garden. The children are immediately surprised with a visit to Romeo and Juliet, the donkey and the horse. Then we walk downhill to the Tamega where everyone can take a refreshing dip in the natural water. The children can also climb and clamber between the rocks. When we have cooled down, we take a walk upstairs. There Fernando teaches you everything about the Vinho Verde. From harvesting to bottling. Feel free to ask all your questions, because Fernando takes the time to answer them passionately.
After the explanation it is of course time for the most important part of the day: tasting! The wine tasting is one big indulgence with delicious petiscos (small Portuguese tapas). Everything is ready on the beautiful terrace with beautiful views. You find out that we have chosen this Quinta, because it is a real dream place. Even the children do not forget this visit, because they are allowed to swim in the beautifully landscaped swimming pool. Parents can therefore enjoy the delights of Fernando in peace. How nice is that?
Straight through the pure northern Portugal
After the relaxed morning Mondim de Basto is on our route, where we should not miss a special place. The Sr da Graca, a unique church built entirely of granite at a height of 1,200 meters. From here you have a phenomenal view over the whole of Northern Portugal. You look out over the Geres, Tras as Montes and Fafe. This gives a feeling of being ‘on top of the world’ …
Later on the program of this day we pass through small villages where we go 100 years back in time. And while we drive through the green nature, we reach a local barbecue restaurant through narrow roads where only the locals eat. Here we enjoy together a delicious barbecue, among the vineyards and the waterfalls.
A holiday from extremes, with lots of luxury at the Quinta wine to experience the authentic Portugal!
Are you happy with it?