The Wine Show is increasingly sought out by foreigners, residents and visitors
The Portuguese Wine Show returned to Albufeira, after a two-year break due to the pandemic, for a three-day showcase of national wines presented by its producers to thousands of visitors.
Well-known personalities connected to the world of gastronomy and wine, official entities, connoisseurs and wine lovers, all visited the Espaço Multiusos de Albufeira between May 12 and 14. The organisation estimates the total number of visitors at around 9,000.
With a large part of the national public already aware of the event, the Wine Show is increasingly sought out by foreigners, residents and visitors, attracted by the growing prestige of Portuguese wines both among the domestic market and abroad.
In its 12th edition, the Wine Show has once again included the Portuguese Wine Contest, an initiative that has reached its 8th edition and is already an important feature of the event. The tasting took place on May 6 and 7, and the prizes were awarded during the official dinner which took place on the 12th at Hotel Vila Petra.
The 2023 edition of the Wine Competition was one of the most attended ever, with about 120 wines in competition and a total of 33 medals awarded: 1 Excellence (“Excelência”), 2 Grand Gold (“Grande Ouro”), 27 Gold (“Ouro”) and 3 Silver (“Prata”).
The Algarve producers had a very positive performance, with a total of 11 medals, including one Grand Gold, and ten Gold medals. Numbers that confirm the positive evolution of the sector throughout the region, as well as the growing quality of Algarve wines.
Albufeira Mayor José Carlos Rolo participated in the inauguration and in the official dinner, where he had the opportunity to congratulate the Brotherhood Confraria do Bacchus de Albufeira “for organising this event … because wine and gastronomy are factors that raise more and more interest among those who visit us”.
Pedro Valadas Monteiro, Regional Director of Agriculture and Fisheries, was also present at the inauguration and official dinner, and highlighted “the centrality of Albufeira and its touristic weight as excellent factors to host an event of this nature which is also a showcase of what the region and the country know how to do with quality”.
At the end of the event, Carlos Oliveira, Chancellor of the Bacchus Brotherhood of Albufeira, highlighted that “this is a very dynamic event that gives us the opportunity to get to know, under one roof, hundreds of quality wines, most of them of small production that cannot be found in the big supermarkets, which makes this format very appealing”.
Confraria do Bacchus de Albufeira has been organising this event since its first edition and promises to make the 13th Mostra in 2024 even more attractive to visitors and producers.
Portuguese Wine Show 2023 – Producers
Portuguese Wine Show 2023 – Winners