Lagoa Wine Show returns to showcase best Algarve wines

Lagoa Wine Show returns to showcase best Algarve wines

Wine tasting and gastronomic show between June 9 and 12

Lagoa Wine Show, “one of the most popular wine shows in the south of Portugal”, will return between June 9 and 12 to celebrate the town’s winemaking history and showcase the high-quality wines currently produced in the Algarve.

As organisers say, the event is returning for four nights of “good wine, Algarve gastronomy and the best music”.

The event, free to attend, will take place in the “heart of Lagoa” at Rua Coronel Figueiredo, between 7pm and midnight, and will feature wine tastings, gastronomic events and a daily cooking show featuring a different chef using regional products to prepare mouth-watering dishes.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced the event to be cancelled for two years.

The Lagoa Wine Show attracts winemakers from all over Portugal, but places special focus on the wines produced in the Algarve.

“The Algarve region is in a phase of increasing notoriety in the wine world, garnering the attention of national and international critics and experts, and earning recognition through several accolades received in wine contests in Portugal and abroad,” says the local council.

The municipalities of Lagoa, Albufeira, Lagos and Silves have even launched a joint bid to be named European City of Wine in 2023. The bid, entitled ‘Algarve Golden Terroir’, will be promoted at the Lagoa Wine Show.

But the event is not just about wine as a line-up of talented musicians are due to perform, including Fado singers Sara Correia (June 9), Luís Trigacheiro (June 10), and Ana Moura (June 12), as well as Flamenco group Sangre Ibérico (June 11).

The wine show will also feature the return of ‘Fado à Janela’, an initiative which sees singers and musicians walking along the town’s streets, stopping to perform at restaurants and even at people’s balconies.

“The 2022 edition of the Lagoa Wine Show is truly special for the people of Lagoa,” says Lagoa Mayor Luís Encarnação.

“This is the first anchor event we organise after a two-year break, thus expectations are high,” added the mayor, inviting everyone to visit “this great show promoting the best wines of the region”.

By Michael Bruxo
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