Covering around a third of Portugal, Alentejo offers a smooth transition from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon through to the glorious holiday resorts of the Algarve in the South. Affectionately labelled the Garden of Portugal, Alentejo is a diverse landscape of wildflower meadows, verdant vineyards and dense cork forests. The boundaries of this region are fringed by 100km of protected coastline in the West and the granite foothills of the Serra de Sao Mamede Mountain Range in the East. Together with medieval castles and stately mansions, picturesque rural hamlets reveal a rich and fascinating history and are definitely worthy of exploration.
The art of wine-making is a source of pride for residents of Alentejo, and its no surprise why Alentejan wines have earned a reputation for being some of the best in Europe. Whether you like your reds or your whites, there is a glass (or a bottle) for you,…