Alentejo named one of ’52 places to go in 2015’ by NY Times

Wine || The Alentejo has been named one of the ‘52 places to go in 2015’ by the New York Times.

Featuring an article entitled ‘Bored with Bordeaux? Tired of Tuscany?’, the American newspaper provides insight into the region’s prolific offer of wine and starts off with a quote found on the wall of the new Torre de Palma Wine Hotel in the Alentejo: “Wine is nectar for a sweet life.”

“If so, then the Alentejo is in a sweet spot indeed,” says NY Times writer Seth Sherwood.

Describing the region as “a big-sky expanse of grain fields, olive groves, cork forest and vineyards,” the newspaper highlights the Alentejo’s “sprouting” offer of “chin wine-themed hotels and resorts” which “showcase the area’s complex red wines and sun-baked terroir”.

Author Seth Sherwood also singled out four hotels that successfully pair their wine with food, decór, spa and golf – the Malhadinha Nova hotel and spa, Herdade da Comporta, L’AND Vineyards and Ecorkhotel.

It’s the second time in the last five months that the Alentejo has been highlighted by American publications for its wine.

In August 2014, the region had already been named the ‘Best Wine Region to Visit’ by readers of American online newspaper USA Today.