PORTUGAL: A fun Weekend Visit to a Wine Hotel

PORTUGAL: A fun Weekend Visit to a Wine Hotel 

We love wine and the romantic thought of the life of wine, so what better place to experience this but in a wine hotel which has it's own winery?

Set in a refurbished 14th-century manor, this luxurious modern hotel is 6 km from both the Herdade do Perdig√£o winery and the town of Monforte in Alentejo province. Torre de Palma, an hour or so drive from beautiful Portuguese cities like Estromuz, Evora and about three hours from Lisbon.

Free rental of bicycles allowed us a wander around the property and also through the vineyards.

We had fun robes and slippers in our room, with coffee and tea.
The wading pool was fabulous and felt like a private pool. The dry sauna next to it was a bit finicky, but I did enjoy some moments in it.

Jao Carlos was a very kind host and poured us copious amounts of wine at the gathering on the roof top. The sunset was very beautiful at the top of the roof, and the local wine added to the ambient feeling.

We got the fun opportunity to hop into a vat of grapes and have our feet smash the grapes to start the wine production process.

Marvao is a walled medieval mountain town which is in the area. The town was having a  Medieval and Middle East festival. 

We went for dinner in Estramoz which is another city near by, on the way to Lisbon. It was an unpretentious dinner. The waiter was kind and the food was nice!
A few hours later we arrived back to Lisbon. It was an easy and memorable adventure.


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