Braga Wine Tasting – Vinho Verde

Braga, Portugal
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Duration

8-9 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Espanol

About this tour

Braga wine tasting tour at a Glance

Finds out the flavors of this distinctive Portuguese wine and its secrets, rituals, and traditions in the iconic location where it has been made since immemorial. You may do it all at your leisure in an all-inclusive private trip.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Fortress of Valença’s citadel (17th century)
  • Discover the lush landscapes of the Monço e Melgaço subregion, noted for the Alvarinho grape varietal.
  • Visit a nearby estate and sample the delectable Vinho Verde DOC.
  • Enjoy a wine lunch paired with a DOC wine.
  • Discover the traditions and people of the region’s distinctive villages.
  • Enjoy a second sampling with regional flavors.

In Details

In this Private Wine-tour devoted to Vinho Verde, we will learn about the processes, secrets, and tradition of creating this rare wine, which is so beloved and sought after by the Portuguese, as well as recognized and acclaimed globally. 

We will begin by exploring the well-preserved citadel inside the 17th-century fortification of Valença do Minho. The centuries-old rural and green roads will take us to the heart of the Monço and Melgaço sub-region, the origin of the famed Alvarinho grape variety, where we will stop to learn the secrets of Vinho Verde production. 

Then we’ll treat ourselves to a wine lunch with local cuisine and distinguished wines. Following this gastronomic adventure, the “Green Area’s” rural and traditional landscapes will lead us to explore the characteristic villages of Portugal’s oldest wine-growing region and the historical heritage that can be discovered here. 

Then, in a tranquil and pleasant situation, we will undertake a second tasting of delineated Vinho Verde of the diverse kinds from this sub-region, with the harmonization of regional goods.

All this and more, at your speed, with a qualified, experienced, and pleasant guide who will make this day an amazing memory to share with your family and friends.

Things to know before booking

As per the Covid safety guidelines:

  • Staff temperature checks are performed regularly, and high-traffic areas are cleaned regularly.
  • Guides are obliged to wash their hands frequently.
  • Travelers and workers have access to hand sanitizer.
  • Sanitation of vehicles regularly.
  • In public places, guides must wear face masks.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for employees suffering from symptoms.
  • Sanitizing gear/equipment between uses.
  • In public places, tourists must wear face masks.
  • Throughout the experience, social distance is reinforced.
  • Travelers are given face masks.

Meeting point

Pick-up and drop-off at your place of accommodation.

Cancelation Policy

Cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of the experience to get a full refund.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your lodging location
  • Private transportation in spacious panoramic tourist vans
  • Private tour guide certification
  • Visit the Fortress of Citadel of the Valença
  • Traditional pastries tasting
  • Visit a local producer's estate for a wine-tasting of the designated sub-region Vinho Verde, complemented with local goods.
  • Wine brunch with DOC wines
  • Visit a typical village and picture opportunity
  • The second Vinho Verde taste was coupled with regional items.
  • Taxes and insurance
  • Expenses incurred in procuring items or services not covered by the program.
  • Persistent personal expenses.
  • Any kind of gratuity.

Itinerary

As our first stop, we will visit what is considered the "Quinta" of national reference for the production of "Vinho Verde," with its stunning botanical gardens and the century-old Manor House, which is still owned by the original family.

Following your area tour, you will have a Premium wine tasting paired with regional items and enveloped in the spirit of the region's landscapes and tastes.

Now that we've sampled the nectar of this region's essence at the most prominent "Quinta," let's learn about its inhabitants in the magnificent city of Amarante, nestled between the "Serra do Maro" and the valley, which is bathed by the bountiful Tâmega river.

We encourage you to savor the richness of this region's cuisine at a table where the smells and fragrances are wonderfully full of authenticity and history after such a hectic morning of learning.

With our energy restored from the delicious lunch, now is the time to explore the Route of the Romanesque and its sphere of influence, as well as the art and symbolism that characterized Portugal and Europe during several centuries of the Middle Ages, always intertwined with this wine-producing region.

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