We arrived late afternoon at the remote winery country estate an hour from Sintra and on the way to Coimbra. What a great place to stay and it really was a highlight showing the beauty of Portugal and its wine! They guided us through the winery into a beautiful wooden gated courtyard and showed us our lovely room with immaculate private bathroom. The view of the vineyards was to die for, as well as the wine. Unfortunately there is no restaurant there, and we were recommended to try a fine dining restaurant that was a 15 minute drive away. We decided instead to head to the little village 5 minutes away where we enjoyed a beer and shared a slice of pizza and chorizo roll in the local pub. The old historic Palace in the little village was neat to see with the birds’ nests in the clock tower and various pedestals. On the way back we picked up some cheese and crackers at a little grocer, and enjoyed a glass of delicious Lapa wine in the courtyard outside our room. Now that to me is Portugal.…
We were here on a wine tour and it was fantastic. The rooms are nicely done and the property was pristine. To be surrounded by vineyard was a dream. The rooms are spacious and modern. I really liked the bathroom. The dinner was very great and tasty and complemented the wines. I can almost imagine my wedding being held here! (Was here in 2014, not 2016...)
We expected wines and were not disappointed by the selection and quality. The Syrah was my favourite but the sparkling wine and Nana are popular for good reason. The Quinta buildings and estate are beautiful. Rooms are spacious, light and airy and sympathetically restored to a high standard. Room rates are good value and the dining experiences from breakfast to dinner were a social event not to be missed. We see the appeal of a night, wine tasting or even a wedding. We had the Merlot room.
Thanks to Isabel we had the best start of our holiday in Portugal. Lots of luxurious space, cool rooms and a beautiful view, but the best are the red wines ! Delicious red wines and not expensive at all. Go there and buy a box (or two ;-) )
The Estate (Hotel ) is very nice situated, near a old village what give's first a wrong impression. Be a ware that the hotel is about 2 km outside of the village in the middle of the country side, we loved it. The staff is very helpful and friendly. It is a special place. Go there.