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Wine tasting tour Lagoa Wine Experiences returns on August 21

A new session of Lagoa Wine Experiences – an initiative designed to showcase locally produced wines – will take place on Saturday (August 21) between 10.30am and 6pm.

Participants in this special wine tour will meet at Lagoa’s municipal pools, from where they will be taken to Quinta da Palmeirinha (Quinta da Penina), a property where the Adega Cooperativa de Lagoa was founded and where its first wines were made.

The wine estate will host a wine tasting event highlighting the region’s oldest grape variety Negra Mole.

For lunch, participants will then be taken to Monte de Salicos – MDS Vinhos, a family-owned wine estate near Carvoeiro.

The meal will begin with a welcome drink and two varieties of vol au vent as well as three entrées: fresh bread with olive oil and olives, Monchique ‘chouriço’ and a fig salad. The main course will be a ‘feijoada de choco’ (cuttlefish bean stew), while dessert will be a crepe served with Negra Mole jam, and fig and almond ice cream.

The tour will continue in the afternoon with a visit to Arvad Wine, the most recent winemaker in the Algarve. There, participants will learn more about the role Phoenicians played in the development of winemaking in Portugal.

Tickets cost €40 per person and include lunch, transportation, wine tastings and any other activities on the day. They can be purchased online (here)

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com