“Wine not” make the most of Autumn with a trip to Portugal this year

While we wave away to summer, here in Portugal we are still fully embracing the ever sunny days of Autumn & more importantly… celebrating the September grape harvest season.

Local wine tasting events and winery tours are a popular attraction to those that choose to vacation in Portugal, and if you have not yet considered it, we urge you to push this cultural experience to the top of your luxury holiday 'to-do' list … trust us, it's about more than just the wine!

October is a great month to visit the vineyards with day time temperatures being ideal for a refreshing of white or rosé and the cooler evenings calling for a warming bottle of red (but each to their own). Many wineries also incorporate a variety of other fantastic activities, so there is truly a little something available to everyone in the family.

Below you can find out more about four highly-rated experiences available to you right here in Portugal that go above and beyond a standard wine tasting, perfect for your holiday escape this Autumn:

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Herdade da Malhadinha Nova - Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Alentejo, Portugal

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is located in Albernoa, in the Alentejo and offers comfort and a design that is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings. The overall concept of the farm is based on offering experiences that are wrapped within the theme of wine.

The modern cellar of Malhadinha Nova, combines traditional winemaking methods with technology, bringing together a unique set of characteristics favourable for the production of distinctive wines of the highest quality. This is a process which you can fully appreciate on one of their guided tours.

The farm also incorporates a number complementary sectors such as the production of olive oil from the traditional olive grove, breeding of the Alentejana DOP cow, the Alentejano DOP black pig and the Lusitano thoroughbred horse.

Other activities available at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova include traditional cooking classes, hiking tours, pottery, yoga, horseback riding and so much more!

Quinta dos Vales - Quinta dos Vales - Wine Estate | Algarve | Portugal

The beautiful Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate is situated in the western part of the Algarve region. With an award-winning wine cellar and a beautifully landscaped garden decorated with art sculptures, this wine estate perfectly harmonizes the natural beauty of the Algarve and a superior quality of wines.

With fifteen different grape varieties planted in the vineyard, you can indulge in a wide range of red, white and rosé wines on your tasting tours. The estate also offers activities such as hiking, swimming and cycling.

Quinta da Tôr - www.http://quintadator.com/

Located in the charming little village of Tôr (Loule), Quinta da Tôr intends to divulge Algarve's local produce and in particular its regional wines with 7 grape varieties planted along 47 hectares, leading to an annual output of 100,000 bottles.

The winery offers guided tours, where you can learn more about the wine making process and have the opportunity to taste the various Quinta da Tôr wines such as Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Algibre or Branco. Following this, why not try the Regional Tapas selection of goat cheese, smoked ham and chorizo.

Herdade da Comporta - https://www.herdadedacomporta.pt/

Adega da Herdade da Comporta is the perfect place to take a break from the sun rays and beach lifestyle of Comporta, one of the largest national agricultural properties situated on the Alentejo coast with rich flora and fauna, forests, dunes, rice fields, beaches, and vineyards. Comporta is a place of unique beauty.

On the wine-growing side, the Herdade da Comporta winery uses cutting-edge technology and manual harvesting methods, which work together for a perfect balance of flavours. The wines produced are harmonious, soft and easy to drink and are said to identify with the relaxed ambience of Comporta.

Vale Do Lobo Villa To Rent

When it comes to selecting a vineyard in Portugal that you would like to visit, your decision may come down to location and how accessible it is from your luxury holiday villa. Our extensive portfolio of luxury rental villas incorporates a selection of properties near or a reasonable drive from the above mentioned wineries (as well as many other fantastic holiday activities in Portugal).

It is worth booking your experiences in advance to avoid disappointment - if you need advice or assistance regarding travel arrangements, please do not hesitate to visit our website and take a look at all of Our Services (Our Services | Regency Luxury Villas).

Here at Regency Luxury Villas, our clients are our top priority and with our wide range of knowledge about the areas, we are here to ensure that you have a truly memorable holiday experience in Portugal.

Book your Autumn escape with us today.