Adega Mayor, Wine tasting and wine activities, Alentejo is located on the border of Spain just above Badajoz in the upper Alentejo region of Portugal.
The vineyards enjoy a privileged and easy to access location, as it is only 2 driving hours from Lisbon, 3 hours from Faro and 3.5 hours from Madrid.
The vineyards where abandoned for 6 decades before the Adega Mayor under the guidance of passionate leadership was recovered starting in 1997.
“We are moved by passions. When we create something, we are always moved by something that involves a wide range of emotions, desires, people and places. It has always been this way. And it is no different in the world of wine, with the great advantage that, here, we are creating something that also has to do with a place of election: Campo Maior”. Rui Nabeiro
In 2003 the architect Siza Vieira was contracted to create the building, inspired by the nature and the clear lines of the plain, he created a modern, functional and accessible building.
INSERTED IN A 350 HECTARES AREA OF CORK OAK, THE PROJECT COMPLIES WITH THE VITICULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE REGION
INSERTED IN HERDADE DAS ARGAMASSAS, HERDADE DA GODINHA AND MONTE DA PINA
The blue Grape varieties grown are ALICANTE BOUSCHET, ARAGONEZ, CASTELÃO, MOSCATEL ROXO, TOURIGA FRANCA, TOURIGA NACIONAL, TRINCADEIRA and the white grape ALVARINHO ROUPEIRO, ANTÃO VAZ, ARINTO, GALEGO DOURADO, SERCIAL, VERDELHO
The wines produced are CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT, PETIT VERDOT PINOT GRIS, PINOT NOIR, SYRAH and VIOGNIER
The quinta produces top quality wines many of which are exported.
For wine events the Adega offers wine tasting, vineyard and winery visits, customized tours, wine workshops, picnics in the vineyards, grape harvest experiences (early autumn), team building and orienteering events.
Would you like to take part in any of the activities or receive more information, please contact for possibilities and prices.