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!
Scott and Collette´s visit to Monte da Casteleja was impactful! They had a spectacular day here at the winery and elected us for their Best Road Trip in Portugal on their travel blog.
Portugal is a country known for its incredible food, Fado, and fabulous wines and it is the perfect place for your next road trip.
The pearl of the Algarve, Lagos is the perfect picturesque place to park for a few days on your road trip. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Golden Coast and the fresh seafood served daily.
Not all wine is located in the Douro Valley! Visit Monte Da Casteleja, an incredible organic boutique vineyard, and taste their delectable wines.
Thanks Scott and Collette for your kind words and testimonial:
Thanks for showing us around your winery. It was a spectacular day for Collette and I. We really loved your wine and your mission to farm organically while being self sustainable. We had such a great time chatting with you while enjoying your great wines.
During our travel we have met some very passionate and impactful people and you are one of the special ones we will remember. Thanks again for everything.
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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Fotos: Marisa Cardoso
Another big party on Monte da Casteleja, with the completion of the 12th Harvest.
Sharing unique moments of joy…. and a lot of sweat to the mix ….
A very special thanks to my children and colleagues, Susana, Tiago, the cook Carla and woofer Marta, for the precious help in organizing and preparing this important event.
The grapes were harvested at the right time and the wine is fermenting in the cellar; expectations for this crop are running high!
Throughout the years we have always received with pleasure many journalists who come to see us at Monte da Casteleja and promote our project in their magazines and websites. Some of these articles can be seen and read in the section of our website: Media: Press and honours.
It is in a warm-heated and welcoming environment that we like to show our place, our special “terroir” and our vision of organic agriculture, which is characterized by being socially responsible, ecological and sustainable.
Once again we thank all the people who visited us and who participate in promoting our fantastic Monte da Casteleja.
Here is a small testimony shared on our Facebook page by Emília Freire and David (7/7/2015).
GENUINE PRODUCTS CREATED BY THE GENERATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE.
The best selection at your fingertips.
“Made In Loco” is a shop Located in the Municipal Market of São Brás de Alportel, where you can find a diverse showcase of high quality products and carefully selected to consumers.
It is a place not only for promoting and selling regional products of high quality in a traditional and innovative environment, but also an appeal to responsible consumption and proximity.
Naturally our wines are part of the new catalogue of “Made in Loco”.
We offer you rustic accommodation.
Double rooms with en suite bathrooms, all with window to the balcony overlooking the valley, the vineyards and mountains.
Also an independent apartment with double bedroom and separate living room with two sofa beds and kitchenette – perfect for families.