Óbidos Wine Tour
Quinta do Gradil Winery
This is the perfect tour for wine and history lovers.
The tour starts early in the morning with a guided visit to medieval town of Óbidos. “The Wedding Town” as it is known, was the traditional bridal gift of the kings of Portugal to their queens, a custom begun in 1282 by Dom Dinis. The town has hardly changed in appearance since then: its cobbled streets and steep staircases wind up to the ramparts, from where you can gaze across a countryside of windmills and vineyards.
The day continues with a visit to Quinta do Gradil, located on the western foothills of the Serra de Montejunto, in the transition between the area of the humid winds from the Atlantic and the permanent winds from the West, and the region of dry summers.
The Lisbon region, formerly called Estremadura, stands out among wine-producing regions for its complexity and diversity in several areas: geology, climate and type of vegetation. It is a land of dispersion and plurality, and is often referred to as the land where paradoxes thrive.