Sarah Ahmed – The Wine Detective, selected us for Portugal: new finds, new vintages; after tasting wines for three days solid in Lisbon, on the first week of November. She writes on her website that our wines (Monte da Casteleja Clássico) are still the most authentic, interesting wines she has encountered from the Algarve.
Sarah Ahmed also mentioned us on Facebook right after the wine tasting on 3rd of November:
Highlights of this morning’s tasting for Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine – the expected and unexpected – thank you Wines of Portugal. Now lunch!
Our Monte Casteleja Rosé wine was mentioned in TAP Portugal inflight – UP magazine, in the article “Perfect Weekend – Algarve au naturel“, edition September 2015.
It was in the restaurant Eira do Mel in Vila do Bispo that the authors tasted and were delight by our wine Monte da Casteleja – Rosé.
A definite must-visit in Vila do Bispo. Built in a former farm house, this restaurant has kept its rustic features, which make it very cosy. But its well-deserved fame is all thanks to the talent of chef José Pinheiro, a specialist in recreating the regional cuisine. We feasted on sautéed octopus, shrimp cataplana with black pork and chorizo, and fig ice cream dessert with arbutus-berry sprinkles, lemon and ginger, all accompanied with an excellent rosé, Monte da Casteleja.
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Monte da Casteleja was present with Lagos Municipality in the International Tourism Fair of Lisbon – BTL (considered the largest tourism fair in Portugal), which took place between February 25 and March 01 in the Park of Nations.
This tourism promotion was held under the Association of Municipalities “Terras do Infante” (Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo), integrated in the “Algarve Space” that linked the Tourism Region of the Algarve and all the Algarve municipalities.
On Saturday, February 28, was scheduled a tasting of local products, called “Lagos and the Sea”, which had a strong turnout and was a success. We introduced Monte da Casteleja and gave wines tasting with local oysters from OstraSelect Algarve company.
The delicious oysters from Ria de Alvor were perfectly married with our wine Monte da Casteleja White 2013… truly enjoyed by dozens of people.
This initiative by Lagos Municipality is to be praised as it shows the way forward: to promote and enhance the good local produce.
Our Monte da Casteleja Clássico – Red wine is now available in New York, USA!
We are represented by Savio Soares Selections :
The wines in our portfolio express the extraordinary energy of the people who make them and the true identity of the places where the wines come from. Behind each of these estates are winegrowers who devote themselves to honestly cultivating their soil and vinifying its fruits. Their wines express their way of life, the legacy of their land, and their bond with nature.
That’s how it was at our wine tasting in Mercearia Bio Café, last Friday, the 4th of July in Portimão.
The Mercearia Bio Café is a place worth visiting for the friendliness and competence of the team, the quality of products and a very cozy atmosphere.
Votes of success and that this will be the beginning of an exciting partnership.
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