There are many, many, wineries within an hour drive of Lisbon, so I present 18 wineries and vineyards you can visit near Lisbon, each area with its own unique grapes and wines. Portugal is the eleventh biggest wine producer in the world. The little country has 250 indigenous types of grapes. The Lisbon Viticulture Region produces more wine than any other region of Portugal.
Wineries in the Sintra Area
The wines produced near Sintra in the Colares Wine Region are cultivated in sandy soil, strong, salty sea breezes, and plenty of sunshine, with vines that run low and hug the ground. You will find Ramisco red grape varieties and Malvasia white grape varieties.
Casal Santa Maria
Rua Principal 18, Casa Novas, Colares
Casal Santa Maria is Europe’s westernmost wine producer.
Their best sellers include Casal Santa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, the salmon-colored Mar de Rosas, and their Casal Santa Maria Pinot Noir.
Casal Santa Maria hosts scheduled guided tours of the adega (Portuguese for winery) and vineyards Monday – Friday at 11 am and 3 pm.
Taste two classic wines and one collector’s wine during this one-hour and 15-minute tour.
This tour only runs in the morning from April to October. The tour is €60.
They also offer a premium tour for €60.
The tour lasts one hour and forty-five minutes, and you sample six wines, bread, and olives, and can have an optional privacy guarantee.
This tour is offered year-round.
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Beira Mar Wine Cellars
António Bernardino Paulo da Silva, 70, Azenhas do Mar, Colares, Sintra
Open weekdays from 8 am until noon and then 2 pm until 6 pm. Closes at 5 pm on Fridays. Closed on weekends.
T: 351 219 292 036
Founded in 1900, Beiramar is the only Colares producer that exports internationally.
Book your visit in advance. Guided tours are available.
ColaresRegional Wine Cellars
Weekdays: 9 AM till 1 PM, 2 pm to 6 pm, Saturday: 9 AM till 1 PM, Sundays: closed
Adega Regional de Colares 32, Avenida Coronel Linhares de Lima, Colares, Sintra
T: 351 219 291 210
This Cooperative was founded in 1931 and currently produces over 50% of the region’s wines.
The cooperative is also supplied by 90% of the area’s producers.
The collective produces wines from the Colares protected designation of origin, regional Lisboan wines, and non-classified table wines.
Open for visits and guided tours.
The Cool Tours – Sintra Foodie Tour – Exploring the region with a guide
If you want a tour to take you from your hotel in Lisbon to Adega Colares, The Cool Tours offers a nine-hour tour in which you will explore Sintra, Colares, Azenhas do Mar, Guincho, and Cascais.
The tour is €130 per adult, €120 for children from 4 to 12. This is a private tour.
Viúva Gomes Wine Cellars
Open House every Wednesday: 11 am and 3 pm, and first Saturday of each month: 4 pm. Reserve tour via email.
Largo Comendador Gomes da Silva, Almoçageme, Colares, Sintra
T: 351 219 290 903
Another of the oldest sellers producing Colares wine.
They produce Viúva Gomes Tinto – a ramisco single varietal, planted in sandy soil, Viúva Gomes Branco – from Malvasia de Colares single varietal, planted in sandy Colares soil.
They also make Patrão Diogo Tinto, which they make from Casteläo and Aragonez grapes planted in a local clayish soil.
Patrão Diogo Branco is made with Fernão Pires, Arinto, and Seara Nova grapes planted in local clayish-limestone soil.
The unique Carcavelos wine region
Carcavelos, the coastal area just west of Lisbon is also recognized with Portugal’s highest wine classification – the Denominação de Origen Controlado, which certifies that the wine’s ingredients are pure and local.
Carcavelos was world-renowned for its wines in the 19th century, but as Lisbon expanded and tourism and real estate have commanded more money, Carcavelos now only has about 25 acres planted with vineyards.
Casal de Manteiga
Estação Agronómica, 2780, Oeiras, Portugal
Rua da Mina, Tremês
T: 351 917 252 574
Casal de Manteiga produces the Carcavelos wine Villa Oeiras.
This is the closest winery to downtown Lisbon.
The winery is part of the original winery owned by the Marquês de Pombal.
Today it is the only winery still producing Carcavelos wines, and the current 13.5 hectare vineyard is now protected land.
Their Carcavelos Villa Oeiras Superior is one of Portugal’s four great fortified wines; (Vinhos Generosos) also among them – Port, Madeira, and Moscatel de Setúbal.
Vila Oerias Superior holds a 94 point rating from the Wine Enthusiast and won editors’ choice.
The Chamber of Commerce of Oeiras offers tours on the last Saturday of each month for €5.
You can sample three wines. In order to reserve, email email@example.com or call 351 214 430 799
Wineries in the Alenquer DOC
Some of Lisbon’s best red wines come from this region, northeast of Lisbon along the Tejo river.
Quinta do Carneiro
Estrada do Carneiro, 1, Alenquer
T: 351 263 711 372
Quinta do Carneiro has planted 42 hectares, and they are favored by a clayish soil and 2700 hours of good sun exposure per year.
They produce 300,000 liters of wine per year.
Quinta do Carneiro produces, white, rose, and red wines under the labels Vinhas do Carneiro, Quinta do Carneiro, and Pactus.
Quinta de Pancas
Rua Principal 1, Alenquer
T: 351 263098171
Quinta de Pancas has 50 hectares of vineyards on their 73-hectare estate located 21 miles east of the ocean.
The terroir lies in mountains, hills, and valleys protected by the Serra de Montejunto mountains.
A pioneer in bringing French grapes to Portugal, they work primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Touriga Nacional, Arinto, Chardonnay, and Vital grapes.
Quinta de Pancas produces Syrah, Cab Sauv, Merlot, and Castelão wines.
Quinta de Chocapalha
Rua Carlos Duff, Aldeia da Merceana
39.0760° N, 9.1068° W
T: 351 263 769 317
Located roughly 50 minutes from Lisbon, this family owned quinta is a 70 hectare estate with 46 hectares planted with grapes.
Wine cultivation in this region goes back to the Roman occupation.
Quinta da Chocapalha, neighboring Quinta de Sant’ Ana, and Quinta do Monte d’Oiro make up the Lisbon Family Vineyards.
They are happy to provide tours of their wineries, cellars, and do tastings. Contact for a booking.
Adega Mãe Sociedade Agrícola
Estrada Municipal 554, Fernandinho
T: 351 261 950 105
Adega Mäe Winery is located in Quinta da Archeira, in the Parish of Ventosa, 40 minutes from Lisbon.
The family-run winery operates out of a simple, modern building, with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
The winery is named for owners Ricardo and Bernardo Alves’ mother, as “mãe” is “mother” in Portuguese.
Although they only plant 30 hectares, they maximize modern technology and produce 1,200,000 L of wine per year.
Their signature white wine is Dory, which is made from Arinto, Fernão Pires, and French Viognier grapes.
The winery is open daily from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm and closed on Sundays. They also shut down for lunch between 1 pm and 2 pm.
Quinta do Gradil, Cadavel
Estrada Nacional 115, Vilar, Cadavel
39.2050° N, 9.1155 W
T: 351 262 770 000
An hour north of Lisbon in Montejunto, the Quinta once belonged to Marquês de Pombal, and they still use the cement tanks that he installed in the 18th century.
Quinta do Gradil is one of the older wineries in the region.
Martinus Johannis was one of the first settlers in the region, with his name appearing on a deed for a vineyard in 1278.
With 120 hectares planted with vines, and a location between the ocean and the Serra de Montejunto that benefits from plenty of sunlight, the Quinta do Gradil produces Martinus Johannis branco, tinto, and rosé.
Their wines include Quinta do Gradil 1492 – branco, tinto, and rosé, Quinta do Gradil chardonnay, arinto, alvarinho, viosinho, tanat, and alicante bouschat, Quinta do Gradil Reserva, Maria do Carmo, Saltimbancos, and Ganira.
Contact to set up a tour or a stay at the estate.
Quinta do Sanguinhal, Bombarral
T: 351 262 609 199
Visits: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 3 pm, weekends and holidays by appointment
Quinta dos Cerejeiros 39 deg 16’ 72” N / 9 deg 9’ 13.84 W
Quinta do Sanguinhal 39 deg 15’ 16.51 N / 9 deg 8’ 38.94 W
Held by the same family for four generations, this rustic winery is near the village of Bombarral.
They produce fortified wines and offer seven different wines on their tasting tour.
The winery produces Quinta do Sanguinhal DOC Óbidos, Sôttal and Sanguinhal varietals.
Quinta da Bacalhôa
Estrada Nacional 10
Vila Nogueira de Azetão
T: 351 212 198 066
Built on a former royal property from the 15th century, Quinta da Bacalhôa is an hour south of Lisbon in the Setúbal region.
The palace is classified as a national monument. It has an interesting museum with a large collection of art. The grounds feature a maze and a pond.
The Setúbal Wine Region
José Maria da Fonseca Winery
Rua José Augusto Coelho, 11
Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, Setúbal
38 deg 31 04.91 N9 deg 00’ 56.24”
Museum and Estate visits:
Everyday, April – October 10 am – noon, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, November – March 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Contact for appointment
T:351 212 198 940
One of Wine & Spirits Magazine’s top 100 wineries of 2020, the José Maria da Fonseca Company has been doing business for six generations.
They produce the sweet dessert wine moscatel, and also Periquita table wine, among dozens of offerings.
Guided tours of the Setúbal Wine Region
TakingUThere offers a six-hour tour of the Setúbal wine region.
They will pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship in Lisbon, and you will enjoy views of the Arrabida National Park.
The first stop will be at the José Maria da Fonseca wine cellars.
All of the wines, cheeses, and sweets that you sample on this tour are included in the price.
You will also visit the Quinta do Alcube, a smaller, family-owned winery, which produces 250,000 liters of wine per year.
You will visit a third, mid-sized winery, or possibly a regional co-op before your return to Lisbon.
Manzwines, Cheleiros, Mafra
Largo da Praça, 8, Cheleiros
T: 351 219 279 468
A small, family operation that produces 150,000 bottles a year.
Their Dona Fátima is produced using Jampal grapes, which only grow near the village of Cheleiros.
Bucelas wine region is famous for the production of white wines using the Arinto grape.
The region is 30 minutes from Lisbon.
Bucelas Wine Museum
Rua Dom Afonso Henriques, 4, Bucelas
N 38° 54.108 W 009° 07.200
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
T: 351 924 487 297
The small museum is free and offers a downloadable audio guide, and has a tasting room and wine shop where you can purchase local Bucelas wines as well as Carcavelos and Colares wines.
Casa de Nossa Senhora da Paciencia
Rua da Paciência, 12, Bucelas
T: 351 918 036 299
This estate has been in the Camilo Alves family since the 19th century.
When João Camilo Alves arrived in the area, he was a barber who sold wine on the side. Eventually, he became one of the leading wine producers in the region.
Today, his house is a bed and breakfast focusing on ecotourism.
You can either spend the night, or a few days, schedule a wine tasting, or enjoy a meal.
Wineries in the Alentejo Region
Rua 5 de Outubro, 98, Évora
T: 351 266 746 498
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm (Last tasting at 5 pm). Closed Saturday, Sundays, holidays.
On the way to Évora, a little over an hour from Lisbon on the IP1 and E90 toll roads
Herdade da Ajuda Nova Vineyard
7090 – 999 Vendas Novas, Portugal
Herdade is Portuguese for “estate.”
This 400-hectare vineyard produces 800,000 liters of wine per year. Visitors are welcome. Set up a tasting in advance.
Herdade do Menir / Vinhos Barão Rodrigues
The Herdade do Menir Estate and brand of Alentejo was purchased by the winemaking Barão Rodrigues family of Algarve in 1990.
They upgraded the estate and invented new brands – Barão Rodrigues Reserva Red and White wine.
Today their current production is 490,000 liters of wine per year.
Open for visits and tastings Monday through Friday. Advanced booking is suggested.
Quinta da Plansel
Quinta São Jorge, Estrada Municipal 537, Porto das Lãs, Montemor-o-Novo
38.6369° N, 8.2049° W
T: 351 466 898 920
Quinta da Plansel is approximately 60 miles from Lisbon. This family-owned vineyard has been in existence for 35 years.
They produce 350,000 liters of wine per year, 80% of which is red.
The winery’s main labels are Marquês de Montemor, Plansel Selecta, Dorina Lindemann and Family Estate.
In 2001, Quinta da Plansel launched one of the first mono varietals wines, a 100% Touriga Nacional, onto the market.
Visitors are welcome Monday – Friday 8 am – noon and 1 pm – 7 pm. Weekend visits should be scheduled in advance.
Plansel International Wine School – WSET Certification
If you are interested in working in the wine industry or simply want to learn more about wine, you can take courses at Plansel Wine School and obtain WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) credentials which may be helpful in finding employment.
The level 1 WSET course is eight hours.
Lunch is served, and learning about wine pairing during lunch is part of the curriculum.
Other topics included are:
- Current wine world
- The main types and styles of wine
- Common wine grapes and their characteristic
- The basic principles of food and wine pairing (with practical exercises during the lunch)
- How to store and serve wine
- Create simple tasting notes
This course is €255 and is only offered on certain dates.
The level 1 course can also be done online.
The level 2 course is a 3-day course, and both lunch and dinner are served. The level 2 course is €660.
The two courses can also be combined into a four-day course for €860, including lunch and dinner.
For more information on the Plansel International Wine School Plansel Wine School
WSET offers four levels of courses in all.
Herdade das Cortiçadas
Rua de São Sebastiao de Gesteira, Sao Sebastião de Gesteira
T: 351 266 907 122
Very close to Évora and overlooking a cork forest, this vineyard is surrounded by Portuguese culture and history.
The winery itself is a unique combination of traditional tools and methods of grape cultivation and twenty-first-century methods.
They are producers of Cortiçadas, Monte das Cortiçadas, Porta D’Aviz (a PGI wine), Dyonisius (a PDO wine), Colinas d’Évora DOC and Herdade das Cortiçadas Family Reserve.
You can do a tasting, or they can put you to work as a winemaker (adegueiro) for a day – an experience in which you will surely learn quite a bit about grapes or wine production. Cork Landwood – Évora · Wines · Events (herdadedascorticadas.com)
These are just the first wineries you will encounter on the road from Lisbon to Évora.
There are another 39 wineries within an hour’s drive of the town of Évora.
You could always base yourself in this historical town and spend a few days becoming an expert on Alentejo wines.
Guided tours with Wine Tourism Portugal
Winetourismportugal will connect you to many of the wineries in the Lisbon region on one of their tours.
They offer a One day tour of the Alentejo region for €100, a three-day tour of the region for €750, and also an eight-day tour of the Alentejo region for €2100.
Go With Guide Wine Tours near Lisbon
Gowithguide.com also provides locally guided wine tours to the best wineries near Lisbon.
You can book one of their package tours, or choose to customize your own tour.
They have tours of the Tejo region, the Setúbal region, and the north of the Lisbon wine region.
There are many more wineries near Lisbon. This is just a small sampling.
If you drive off in search of one, you are sure to stumble upon others in the same areas.
If you prefer to stay in Lisbon and taste Portuguese wines without leaving the city, see my article, A quick guide to wine bars, wine tours, and wine tastings in Lisbon
I am not affiliated with any of the businesses mentioned in this article.