With its sunny climate, the Algarve has a long history of winemaking, being a thriving industry across the whole of Portugal.
There are many excellent wineries in the Algarve; many offer tours to visitors, where they can learn all about the winemaking process – from the vineyard to the bottle. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you through the vineyards and cellars, where you will see the vats and wine barrels.
The details and intricacies of winemaking will be explained to you, then you will visit the tasting rooms to learn the techniques involved in wine tasting and go on to sample some wines for yourself.
Quite often, the tour will also include a meal such as grilled fish or clay pots of seafood stew, both ideal when paired with one of the delicious wines produced at the winery. If a particular wine appeals to you, why not take a bottle or two home with you?