Alentejo Wine Region celebrates the ancestral tradition of Talha wines
The Alentejo Wine Region is a mandatory stop during the months of November and December, a period when traditionally the opening of the pots takes place and this ancestral wine is crossed with the traditional flavors of Magusto. The Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) gathered some of the options available so that the region is on the agenda of all those who appreciate one of the ex-libris of the region and Portugal: the Talha Wine.

Portugal, more precisely the Alentejo, is one of the only places in the world to maintain the tradition of carving, having preserved until today the winemaking process developed by the Romans over two thousand years ago. This wine, which is part of the Alentejo's DNA, is essentially distinguished by the fact that it ferments ancestrally and spontaneously in the wood carving – through contact with clay – instead of in vats, which gives it unique characteristics.

Amphora Wine Day – Cuba

Next Saturday, November 13th, the Alentejo invites you to go back more than 2,000 years and celebrate the ancestral tradition of Talha Wines with producers from all over the world. The initiative, the “Amphora Wine Day” is scheduled for 2 pm at Herdade do Rocim (National Highway 387, 7940-909 Cuba).

The “Amphora Wine Day” has the signature of Herdade do Rocim and CVRA and annually, since 2018, has brought together more than a thousand people interested in the ancestral tradition of Talha Wines, simultaneously celebrating the ancient practice of winemaking and the S. Martinho period. traditionally associated with this type of wine, in which producers and families come together for the emblematic moment of opening the pots.

Vine and Wine Festival – Borba

Between the 10th and 14th of November, from Wednesday to Sunday, the city of Borba will host the Festival of Vine and Wine (Borba Events Pavilion), an initiative that combines Alentejo gastronomy with the millenary tradition of Talha wine, which guarantees entertainment, handicrafts, different gastronomic options and, of course, wine tasting.

The event is the responsibility of the Municipality of Borba, together with the Alentejo Regional Tourism Authority, CVRA and ATEVA – Technical Association of Alentejo Winegrowers.

Wine Month – Vidigueira

The Adega Cooperativa Vidigueira, Cuba e Alvito is promoting the “Wine Month” which, for four weekends, has been developing different initiatives in which wine is king.

Next Thursday, November 11th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the wine tourism space Casa das Talhas (Bairro Industrial, 7960-305 Vidigueira) will host the “Magusto na Adega” event, which combines regional snacks with the art of producing Wine of Carving. The animation of the initiative is in charge of the group “Oh Laurinda”.

On November 26th, the launch of the “VDG TANNAT” wine will take place at Adega de Vidigueira (Bairro Industrial, 7960-305 Vidigueira) and Castro Verde (Praça Adriano Correia Oliveira, nº 12, 7780-133 Castro Verde), between 15:00 and 19:00.

The activities of the Month of Wine end with a golden key, on December 11th, with the event TALHA DOC. The initiative starts with a conference on the tradition of wood carving and ends with an exhibition and tasting of Vineyards certified by CVRA.

Vitafrades 2021 – Vila de Frades

Vitifrades, or also known as “Festas Báquicas” is already a tradition in Alentejo at this time. With more than 20 years, this is an event to promote the Talha Wine, which takes place in Vila de Frades, considered the capital of this type of wine.

This year, the festivities that are scheduled for the 10th, 11th and 12th of December, organized by the Association for Local Development Vitafrades, aim to promote the Talha Wine in Alentejo and in the country.
Vinhos do Alentejo 2022