Here’s A Toast To Portugal’s Wineries & Vineyards

As a lover of wine, perhaps you've always liked the idea of walking through vineyards and stepping on a few grapes to make some wine, shortly followed by some sipping or slurping after all that hard work - anyone got a glass?

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I'm sure the very best and most charming traditional wineries can forgive the smell of cheese in the air when you kick your flip-flops off and explore the one million acres of vines Portugal has to offer.

You may associate wine tasting as a French delicacy and perhaps unaware of The Algarve's emergence as a key player in the making of wine. You'll be interested to learn that native grape varieties are still hand picked to this day, continuing the trend for being the most renowned producers of all types, colours and flavours of wine in the world - cheers to that!

Thus, while many tourists that embark on the coast of Portugal in search of sunshine, golden beaches and superb golf courses, the wine tourism trade is ordering it's next round of claret and sophistication to the table.

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The popularity of wine tourism has grown immensely because of its culture and worthwhile experience, not to mention it is also an enjoyable, easy and fairly cost-effective alternative from the norm. After all, it's a good excuse to pop a cork or two, with the Portuguese consuming around 43.7 litres of wine per capita.

Portugal doesn't just invite you to a vineyard, do a tasting and send you on your way with a couple of bottles of Casal de Ventozela, you're able to learn about the finery of wine at your own pace. Whether it be tasting or talking about the win, wine is there to be enjoyed for all here in The Algarve.

As many holidaymakers like to do when venturing into the unknown, a search on 'What to do' is never far from your thoughts. With this in mind, you can learn when and where to go for the best wineries and vineyards in The Algarve - click the links and find your winehaven in an instant, courtesy of TripAdvisor

Based in the Odelouca River Valley, Quinta Do Frances Winery is one of three vineyard options situated in Silves. This winery is open all year round, with an added bonus of lunch on a mountaintop where you can really tap into the picturesque scenery that The Algarve is well known for.

Within the Western Algarve you will find award-winning wines coupled with fine art in the Quinta dos Vales region. The location also makes for special events such as weddings and caters for all those who want to relax and unwind in their holiday retreat - wine tastings, guided tours and wine related workshops are open all year round for holidaymakers to experience.

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With a 5* rating, it's hard to disagree with the traditional farm with beautiful vineyards that are waiting to be explored at Monte da Casteleja. To save disappointment, they recommend that you get in quick if you want to register your interest in the magnificent wine tours and tastings where they also offer regional tapas.

Quinta da Tor is perfect for a spot of Algarve ambiance. Situated in between the mountains, you can tap into the history of the location when you visit the sublime wine house and vineyard. If you're looking to taste the difference, tours are Monday to Friday at 10:30am and 14:30pm.


Other exceptional venues to visit are the Winery Convento do Paraiso in Silves, along with Cabrita Wines - Quinta da Vinha also close by. As well as Quinta do Morgado da Torre in Alvor - the choice is yours!

Once you have chosen your preferred winery or vineyard, it is worth booking in advance for all hotspots and revelling in the excitement of Portuguese culture before and during your stay. 

Regency Luxury Villas are not only the premier rental agency in The Algarve, we also have a wide range of knowledge about the area including the travel and things to do during your sunkissed holiday.

Of course, you will also need to find the ideal accommodation for your break away. Thus, if you wish to receive a service second to none and want the plethora of choice in the form of the finest properties within the Algarve, then we're able to cater to your requirements with professionalism and ease.

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Please either browse our website for our carefully selected luxury villa rentals within Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo & Vilamoura Villas or complete the contact form and let us do the work by sending you the perfect recommendation for you. 

Book your break away for the remaining months of 2018, or start the new year with the bang and explore The Algarve with Regency Luxury Villas.