this is Alentejo

this is Alentejo

food & wine tours

this is Alentejo

classes & events

this is Alentejo

my story

Medieval villages appear clustered on ancient hilltops. Whitewashed farmhouses wear crisp blue trim. Austere villages hold historical riches unimaginable — magnificent and tile-filled churches, first century Roman temples, and megalithic rock monuments. The heat of summer brings cicada-song broken only by a competing symphony of sheep bells. In winter, the olive groves and majestic umbrella pines wear capes of bright green dotted with wildflowers. It is a region robust with cuisine, hot temperatures, jammy wines, ancient villages with Moorish and Roman roots — and landscapes with a transcendental, soulful beauty virtually unaltered for centuries. On our food and wine tour, we will immerse ourselves in all of it.

This is Alentejo

Join me on a one-day off-the-beaten-track food & wine tour through Alentejo (described as the ‘new Tuscany’ by Conde Nast). We will meet winemakers, taste their wines, tour farms and vineyards, historic hill towns and traditional bakeries, while eating and drinking our way through the rolling hills, olive trees and vineyards of the region. 

Hello! I’m Maureen Ferguson, an American who first fell in love with a Portuguese man, and soon after with the country, the culture and of course the cuisine. (You can read more about our story here). We lived in the States for many years and traveled often to Portugal. In 2014 we made Portugal our home, and it is here that we find ourselves today – splitting our time between a house on a hilltop in Lisbon, and a farm nestled in the heart of the vineyards and villages of Alentejo.

I can’t wait to share with you my love of Portugal, of food and wine that is still made by hand the traditional way, and to capture the soulful stories behind the people that work so hard to produce it.

day trips into the heart of wine country


from Lisbon, Cascais or Evora



  • all food & wine
  • all tastings
  • all entrance fees & activities


door-to-door pick-up and drop-off


8-9 hours


English & Portuguese

food and wine experiences in Lisbon & Alentejo

   PT +351 916 362 338   US +1 215 292 8138

   PT +351 916 362 338   US +1 215 292 8138