Wine Farms Near Lisbon
If you’re a wine drinker, then a trip to Portugal isn’t complete if you haven’t yet connected with the countries wine making culture.
The Portuguese are lovers of good coffee and good wine; these come standard with any traditional meal experience, particularly at dinner time.
There are many wine tasting experiences available in the city center of Lisbon . Here you’ll taste locally produced wines under the guidance of professionals who can give you information on each grape and fermentation process.
Taking a day trip out to one of the actual wine farms near Lisbon offers a fuller bodied Portuguese wine tasting experience (pun intended). It’s also a chance to see the beautiful countryside and natural wonders that make up this historic land.
These are a few wine farms near Lisbon that I found most enjoyable.
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal near Lisbon
The grounds of the Bacalhôa Vinhos are interesting because they hold a wine farm, a palace and a museum all at once.
The farm is accessed by taking the Pont de 25 Abril bridge across the Tagus River, into the deep south of Lisbon. It’s a Renaissance wine estate; a place of natural beauty and endless charm.
The estate was formally property of the royals back in the 15th century. To properly experience al that Bacalhôa Vinhos has to offer, you’ll be taken on a lengthy guided tour of all the different components of the estate. The art museum is an unexpected yet welcome addition to an already fascinating tour.
The tour of the Bacalhôa Vinhos ends with a wine tasting experience on the farm.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 10am to 1pm // 2pm to 6:30pm
ADDRESS: Estrada Nacional 10, 2925-901 Azeitão, Portugal
Quinta do Piloto – Vinhos near Lisbon
The town of Palmela is also directly south of Lisbon and can be accessed easily by bus. There are a number of wine farms within the town, but the Quinta do Polito is the easiest to access upon arrival.
This Portuguese wine farm has been in production for over one hundred years. The tour experience is one of in-depth knowledge about the process of growing grapes and making wines in Portugal; and you are physically shown the processes every step of the way.
This is a family run wine farm and they are excellent hosts when it comes to visitors wanting to see their work. The work with natural fermentation, which is rare even in Portugal and therefore fascinating to learn about.
Tours for large groups should be booked well in advance.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 10am to 1pm // 2pm to 7pm
ADDRESS: Rua Helena Cardoso, Quinta do Piloto, 2950-131 PALMELA – PORTUGAL, Portugal
Regional de Colares Winery near Lisbon
Sintra is about 45 minutes outside of Lisbon and is known for its fairytale landscapes including mountains, valleys, forests and oceans.
No surprise the that Sintra also holds some of the finest wine farms near Lisbon. The Regional de Colares Winery is a picturesque piece of land with an interesting story behind it.
Technically wine shouldn’t be able to be produced in this part of Sintra, but the Regional de Colares Winery found a way to grow vines in the sandy soil that covers this land through to the ocean.
The result is a unique grape and wine with unusual, yet pleasing, flavors. Naturally, the wine makers at Regional de Colares Winery are passionate about their work here and all too happy to share it with anyone who shows an interest.
Wine tasting experiences as well as lunching is available on site.
Fun fact: The Regional de Colares Winery is quite close to the Cabo da Roca viewpoint. This is the westernmost tip of Europe, offering panoramic cliff views over Sintra and the ocean.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 9am to 6pm
ADDRESS: Alameda Cel. Linhares de Lima 32, 2705-351 Colares, Portugal
Quinta do Gradil near Lisbon
For this next wine farm I highly recommend hiring a car for the day if you are in a position to do so. The farm is an hour north of Lisbon, but the drive itself comprises a large part of the overall experience; hence why having a car would be most ideal!
The Quinta do Gradil is one of the biggest producers of wine near Lisbon, and they are also a popular wedding venue for Portuguese destination weddings.
The winery grounds and surrounding countryside are breathtaking. Their full day experience is centered around the tasting of all of their wines and includes an educational session, a tour of the vineyards, bread making workshops and a formal sit down dinner to end everything off.
Booking to visit this winery is essential, and recommend to do so well in advance of your arrival in Lisbon to avoid selling out.
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday – 10am to 6pm
ADDRESS: ESTRADA NACIONAL 115, VILAR, 2550-073 CADAVAL, PORTUGAL
Quinta do Sanguinhal near Lisbon
The Quinta do Sanguinhal is another beautiful estate about an hour north of Lisbon. A lot of their wines are served in the city center at restaurants within the Bairro Alto and Alfama streets. Lisbon’s Alfama is best explored via a free guided walking tour of the area.
The Quinta do Sanguinhal winery has been in the same family for four generations. Part of their tour involves a look at the history of the business and how it came to be what it is today.
The rest of the day will be spent viewing the actual wine making process and tasting wines along the way. Please be aware that the Quinta do Sanguinhal do not accept walk-in visitors, all tours and tastings must be booked in advance through their website.