Located just over an hour north of Lisbon, Óbidos is undoubtedly one of Portugal’s most interesting walled settlements. A stroll along the maze of cobbled streets will give you a magical feeling before you immerse yourself in a genuine Portuguese winemakers’ experience.
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We start our trip with a leisurely drive to Óbidos, about an hour north of Lisbon. Surrounded by a classic crenelated wall, Óbidos’ gorgeous historic center is a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets and flower-bedecked, whitewashed houses livened up with dashes of yellow and blue paint. It’s a delightful place to stroll through in the morning and we’ll finish our stay in Óbidos with a taste of Ginginha, the local liqueur. Óbidos’ small size means that it can be fully explored within a few hours, before we drive to Quinta de Chocapalha, one of the area’s notable wineries.
Chocapalha has been at the forefront of winemaking for centuries, but it wasn’t until the Tavares da Silva family acquired it that it became a reputable winemaking Quinta. Modern, fruit driven wine styles are the order of the day here, all made in what is probably the least famous wine region in Portugal. Long associated with high volume production and indifferent wine, Quinta De Chocapalha has invested and proven that excellence can be done in the Lisbon wine Region, a wine designation for those wineries north of the capital city. Chocapalha’s wines, positively influenced by the Atlantic breeze, have won both national and international awards.
Our visit to Chocapalha will include a cocktail, lunch, full visit to their modern winery and complete winetasting. At the end of the day, we will comfortably drive you back to your hotel.