Portugal is ahead of the game in the new Europe. With its unrivaled treasure chest of over 250 indigenous grape varieties and its different climatic zones, it has all it needs to produce top quality wines.
Quinta de Sant’Ana, just northwest of Lisbon, is a small family run vineyard: national varieties thrive amid some carefully chosen international grape varieties. Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Ramisco ripen well in our moderate climate and result in deliciously elegant and complex reds.
Imagine arriving in an old-fashioned Portuguese village slowing down a pace winding through narrow streets, passing picturesque whitewashed houses with flower pots at the windows, a breeze coming in from the Atlantic, the reassuring sounds of the countryside.
Think shades of green against ochre; the afternoon sunlight reflected off a soft patina built up over decades of careful whitewashing; think stone staircases and cobbles, worn smooth by generations of stepping feet; think ancient trees that could tell stories, white tumbling doves display their joie de vivre and obvious love for jazz in spectacular flight formations, wooden barrels stained by dark red wines, revealing traces of a working vineyard.
Now imagine entering through the big gates of a country estate, surrounded by ivy-covered walls, a manor house, a Baroque chapel with bell tower, lush gardens, green lawns, mature trees and exotic palms, in the background rolling vineyards and eucalyptus forests as far as the eye can see…
When receiving guests, they offer an authentic experience of “Portugal in a nutshell” including a short visit to the softly rolling vineyards followed by a tasting in the impressive century-old cellars.
If you are looking to provide a unique experience for yourself and your guests in beautiful natural settings, a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere, maintaining high standards of service, look no further..