Outstanding tour - great information and wonderful wine!
About Winery and Wines
Catarina and David are winemakers, academics, and world travelers, and they have built their own winery in a former car repair shop in Lisbon’s urban neighborhood of Belém. To make the most delicious wine possible out of each grape, Adega Belém works collaboratively with vine growers, wine academics, wine lovers, and wine distributors who share their passion for complex, soulful wines, all made from Portuguese varietals.
The grapes of Adega Belém are grown in the foothills of Lisbon’s Monsanto, in Estoril’s Caparide Valley, and in the Alenquer region a few kilometers upstream from the Bay of Lisbon. Integrated vineyard management allows the growers Catarina and David collaborate with to create an ecologically sustainable environment while keeping the grapes in great shape. The grapes are hand-harvested when at optimal phenolic ripeness. By embracing both new and very old knowledge, Adega Belém is able to enhance the creative effervescence of urban winemaking around the world.