Algarve wines at Lisbon’s BTL tourism fair

Algarve Wine Commission invites five local winemakers to Portugal’s biggest tourism fair

The Algarve Wine Commission (CVA) has announced that the region’s wines will be represented at this year’s BTL tourism fair in Lisbon.

Taking place between Wednesday and Sunday (March 16-20), the fair is said to be the largest of its kind in Portugal. It is returning after being cancelled two years straight due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement to the press, CVA said it invited several winemakers to attend the fair and showcase some of the best wine tourism experiences that can be enjoyed in the Algarve. Morgado do Quintão, Arvad, Villa Alvor, Quinta do Canhoto and Quinta da Tôr will be the five wineries in attendance at stand 2ENO6 of the BTL Enoturismo area.

This area will bring together representatives from the national wine tourism sector who will be showing visitors everything the country has to offer to wine lovers. On the agenda are wine tastings, conferences, workshops and much more organised by each exhibitor, CVA says.

The regional wine commission adds that wine tourism is growing in the Algarve thanks to its “winemaking tradition and unique beauty of its territory”.

Last week, the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) also confirmed it will be promoting the region’s industrial tourism sector and showcasing “everything it has to offer beyond its famous beaches” at this year’s BTL.

BTL (Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa) is organised by the AIP Foundation and will bring together 60 international destinations in 2022, which will be pitching themselves to a crowd that normally tops 70,000 visitors – 35,000 of whom are tourism professionals.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com