Sitting down to lunch at the Herdade do Esporao winery is worth this trip itself. This is a Michelin starred restaurant that is lucky enough to be surrounded by the bountiful Alentejo. This is Portugal’s ‘Garden of Eden’ where everything screams quality, from the meat to the vegetables, to the herbs that are found everywhere.
But lunch is only one part of today. Today is also about wine. Traditional, historic wine that has been made on the estate for generations. Wine to taste right there on the estate. Wine not only to write home about but to actually take home and imbibe with gusto.
This is history, culture, wine, food. This is Alentejo.