Three wines, three awards

Quinta dos Vales’ wines have achieved much recognition throughout the globe, reaching as far as China in its few years of existence.

Recognition in the German market has, however, remained elusive for several years. Germany, along with Switzerland, is of great importance as the only European market which focuses mostly on higher quality wines. While already actively exporting to Germany, this year Quinta dos Vales has finally managed to breakthrough in German territory, achieving three medals in the Mundus Vini 2013 competition.

The Marquês dos Vales Primeira Selecção 2012 rosé along with the Grace Vineyard 2012 white were both awarded Silver medals, but the true winner was the Grace Vineyard 2008 red which won the coveted Gold medal.

This year was already packed full of achievements for Estômbar’s renowned winery, with 19 national and international medals and awards, and started in China with a Double Gold for its Marquês dos Vales Selecta 2010 red in the ‘CWSA Best Value 2013’, while simultaneously grabbing the ‘Portuguese Producer of the Year’ award.

Open Day this Sunday

Meanwhile, Quinta dos Vales is preparing to stage the ninth Open Day on Sunday, October 6, from 11am to 7pm.

Activities on the day include free wine tastings, guided tours to the winery, a presentation on wine cocktails, show cooking by Catering Bon Bon, a contemporary dance show, a chocolate tempering presentation by Nuno Machuqueiro, the ‘Wine Hour’ by Paulo Laureano, a show of the Lusitano horse by Real Picadeiro, archery with the Archery Club Algarve, a falconry presentation with João Fernandes, Tuk Tuk rides, a performance by DJ KW Rocker and raffle prizes.