Algarve wines promoted among tourists at Lagoa hotels
‘Lagoa Wine Sessions’ is a new project by Lagoa council designed to promote local wines among tourists.
The sessions are held at local hotels around Lagoa and involve wine producers, hotel and tourism representatives and the press as well as anyone else interested in learning more about the wines that the Algarve has to offer.
Two sessions have already been held: at Aqua Hotel Riverside (April 30) and Vila Vita Park (May 23). The next is scheduled for June 13 and will see the wines produced by Monte do Lobo and Herdade dos Pimentéis being presented at Victor’s Village, Ferragudo.
Many others will be held until the end of October.
On June 27, the wines of Quinta dos Santos will be promoted at Monte Santo Resort while Hotel Lagoa will host VS Vinhos on July 18.
Tivoli Carvoeiro will be hosting a session on September 10 featuring Quinta dos Vales, Pestana Carvoeiro Golf will be shining the spotlight on Monte dos Salicos on October 2 and, finally, Água Hotels Vale da Lapa will promote EDD’s Vineyards on October 31.
In between sessions (from June 20 to 22), Lagoa will be hosting its hugely popular Lagoa Wine Show, described as “one of the biggest wine events in the south of Portugal”.
Says Lagoa council, “wine tourism is one of the priorities in the municipality’s strategy to strengthen its reputation as a high-quality tourism destination.
“It is complementary to the Algarve’s sun and beaches and considered a way of fighting seasonality.”