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Wineries to visit in the Algarve

Make the most of your holiday in Estrela da Luz and get to know the other side of the Algarve. There's a lot more to discover in the Algarve than just the beaches and the nice climate. As we know that it is sometimes difficult to choose the best place in the Algarve, we would like to show you the fantastic wine production of the Algarve.

This region's climate and distinct terroir give perfect settings for producing a wine of uniqueness!

When was the last time you did something for the first time? The unique feeling of being on holiday in the Algarve and having the opportunity to do something different from the usual should be a motto for all tourists. This region is rich in activities and offers places with breath taking landscapes. If you have never been to a wine tasting, the Algarve could be the ideal region to do it for the first time. And why? Because we have all the conditions, whether it's the soil, the climate or the vineyard landscapes. Discover the world of Algarve wines by visiting the wineries with friends or family. Find our suggestions in this article.


Algarve wines

See, smell and taste the magic of Algarve wines. A visit to the Algarve's wine cellars will give you an experience that appeals to all five senses. Dedicate your next holiday to discovering this region and toast the moments spent here.

Paxá wines

An Algarve wine with the title of Governor of the Ottoman Empire can only be a great wine! Quinta do Outeiro, where Paxá is produced, is located in Silves, a town with a history and references to wine that go back to the Arab occupation time. Today, this passion for wine is shared by father and son, who are responsible for the excellent wine production in Silves. The family has used all of their winemaking skills, employing mild winery procedures to cater for the region's unique terroir. The mild climate and proximity to the sea provide excellent conditions for this clay-limestone terroir, which is confirmed with each glass of Paxá wine.

Taste the wines at this winery by simply booking online for the day you want. The tour starts at the winery, with the winemaking methods and wine history explanation. Next, the tasting will be in a traditional Algarve house and finally, a tasting of three top wines of your choice, accompanied by fish pates, bread and olive oil from the region.

The visit to the Quinta do Outeiro winery takes about 90 minutes, and there are four tour dates per week.

Marquês dos Vales

This is another wine made in the family. Father and son aim to produce in small quantities to obtain a wine of exquisite quality. Quinta Marquês dos Vales has been in the hands of Karl Heinz Stock, a retired banker with a penchant for wine and art, since 2007. Along the paths of the farm, you can admire several colourful sculptures of contemporary art, one of the attractions that make many people visit this farm. Another attraction is undoubtedly the quality of the wine produced here, which has won several awards.

Visiting the Marquês dos Vales winery can be done in many ways. There are more complete options where you receive an oenologist's explanations during the wine tasting, or you can just drop in spontaneously. Sample some wines in the shop and stroll through the winery's colourful gardens.

The 44-hectare winery is open for tours all year round, from Monday to Friday.

Morgado do Quintão

Located in the middle of three municipalities in the Algarve, between Lagoa, Monchique and Silves, it is known for not being afraid to put art and artistic visions about its wines on the labels. The bottles have a unique identity where the main idea is not to advertise the brand but their vision of the whole winemaking process and the land where these grapes grow. The autochthonous grapes thrive on the estate's clay-limestone soil, reviving the tradition of a region that once benefited from the terroir's circumstances.

This winery has some of the Algarve's oldest vineyards and a 2000-year-old olive tree. Gastronomic meetings are held under this tree, harmonised by 3 to 4 wines. Lunch is followed by a stroll around the vineyards with an explanation from Morgado do Quintão team.

This group experience (minimum 4 people and maximum 12 people) lasts two hours. For children and young people up to 17 years of age, admission is free.

João Clara

The wine has a Portuguese male name due to the pioneer of this family project, but today three women make the dream of João Clara and Joaquim João, the son, come true. João Clara's daughters and wife, as he has always been called, continued the dream of having an excellent wine with international awards. Since the 1970s, grapes of different varieties, from Syrah to Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira to Alicante Bouschet, have been growing on red clay, sand and clay-limestone soils.

The 30-hectare winery promotes some wine events that you can find on the João Clara website.


Wine events nearby

Wine Experience

Belmar Spa & Beach Resort offers several wine experiences at renowned wineries in the Algarve. We start with one of the featured wines here, João Clara, where you can book a simple tasting for €15 or a tasting with tapas for €30. Book your experience by calling (+351) 967 012 444 or emailing

The second wine is Arvad, a winery on the banks of the Arade River overlooking Silves. Here you can book your experience from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. There are five different tastings, with prices ranging from €17.50 to €50. Book your visit by calling (+351) 963 396 275 or emailing

Finally, try the excellent wine of the Convento do Paraíso in Silves by calling (+351) 911 933 949.


Jazz nas Adegas

Jazz nas Adegas (Jazz at the Cellars) is an event that takes place from October to May and promotes culture accompanied by wine while you sample some tapas. The initiative to promote the wines of the Silves region in an intimate atmosphere created by the wineries themselves combines perfectly with jazz music. This event ends on 26 May.



Allow yourself to be swept away by the sensations and scents of the Algarve's best wines in memorable encounters. If you are a wine lover and are unfamiliar with the labels from the country's south, the Algarve region could be a pleasant surprise.

On your next visit to Estrela da Luz, dedicate at least one day to visiting one of these wineries. Please contact reception if you need assistance booking your wine tasting.