off-the-beaten-track food, wine & design tours

ALENTEJO EXPERIENCE | wine tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty, the history and the food & wine of the region. 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.

Highlights:

  • Private, customized tour
  • Door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
  • Visit & tastings at two vineyards
  • Three course lunch at an iconic local restaurant
  • Olive oil, tapas & dessert tastings
  • Visit to historical sites along the way
  • Starting from Lisbon, Evora or Cascais
  • All food, wine, tastings, lunch & transportation included in price
  • Duration: full day

 

 

COASTAL VINEYARDS | wine tour

Just 30 minutes outside of Lisbon lies an enchanted wine region full of lush green valleys, traditional farms and charming windmills. Here, just kilometers from the wild Atlantic, fresh sea breezes kiss the vineyards, imparting a freshness and salinity that is unique to this beautiful corner of Portugal. We’ll taste wines unique to the region and enjoy lunch in a picturesque fishing village where tradition is strong and some of the world’s most notorious surfing beaches are at our feet.

Highlights:

  • Private, customized tour
  • Door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
  • Three course lunch at a local favorite by the sea
  • Olive oil, cheese & dessert tastings
  • Visit to historical sites along the way
  • Starting from Lisbon or Cascais
  • All food, wine, tastings, lunch & transportation included in price
  • Duration: half day OR full day

 

 

CULINARY LISBON | food & wine walk

Together we’ll enjoy a half-day wandering through one of the most authentic parts of Lisbon — away from the crowds, in a neighborhood full of families and traditional markets and stores. We’ll eat, drink and enjoy life the way true Lisboetas do. Our journey will take us to an iconic food market, a favorite family-run gourmet store, traditional bakeries and a tasting of several wines made from Portugal’s more than 300 indigenous grapes. We’ll walk through the neighborhood, chat with vendors & restaurant owners, and catch a glimpse of a traditional way of life that is disappearing. While we walk, I’ll be happy to share some of my favorite addresses and insights into life in Lisbon.

Highlights:

  • Small group (2-person minimum / 8-person maximum)
  • Price includes all food, wine & tastings
  • A local look at life away from the usual tourist spots
  • Duration: 4 hours

 

 

SEASONAL ALENTEJO | 3-day food & wine workshop

Beginning in September 2018, we will be offering 3-day food & wine workshops in Alentejo. We will stay in a beautiful small country house, which we will use as our base to explore the markets, the beaches, the wines, cheeses and charcuterie of the region. From breakfast through dinner, we’ll travel all over the region, tasting, drinking, eating, cooking, learning and having fun.

We will be announcing dates soon. Please send me an email or add your name to our mailing list.

 

 

FARM & VINE | inspired, community dinners

An open-air feast in celebration of local farms. Alentejo is home to winemakers, cheesemakers, farmers, bakers and artisans. Our goal with Farm & Vine is to make a lasting connection between the public and the farmers, makers and producers who grow the incredible produce of the region. We hope to create a marriage of food, place and people. Picture a seemingly endless picnic table, set for dinner with tablecloths, place setting, and fresh flowers. Now put that table in the middle of a beautiful orchard in bloom, or field on a coastal ranch in view of the sea, or a handsome vineyard amid sun-burnished hills. Around the table, farmers and producers sit with diners to share stories about their work while guests from around the corner and across the globe break bread.

We will be announcing dates and locations soon. Please send me an email to add your name to our mailing list.

 

 

postcards from Portugal

food and wine experiences in Lisbon & Alentejo

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

  maureen@grapeolivepig.com

   PT +351 916 362 338   US +1 215 292 8138          maureen@grapeolivepig.com