Amphora Wine: Alentejo Wine Route hosts workshop to explore the region's topliner

Producers from the Vidigueira sub-region will be the first to showcase the unique and traditional amphora wine.

Next holiday, Thursday, June 3, all roads will lead to Évora. The Alentejo Wine Route (Rua 5 de Outubro, nº 88) will host an exclusive workshop that combines learning about the history, tradition and production process of Talha Wine, with tasting of six different nectars accompanied by snacks typical of the Alentejo region.

The initiative, which starts at 10 am and ends at 1 pm, is the responsibility of the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) and will count on the producers of Adega Cooperativa da Vidigueira, Herdade do Rocim, Gerações da Talha and, also, with Professor Arlindo Ruivo, an unavoidable name of this secular tradition, to transmit the best knowledge (and flavors) of this ancestral wine. This first workshop focuses on Vidigueira nectars and opens the hosts to a series of events planned by CVRA to raise awareness and explore all eight wine sub-regions in the Alentejo.


The method of vinification of Talha Wine arrived in Alentejo by the hands of the Romans, more than 2 thousand years ago and remains, until today, as part of the culture and DNA of the region. This unrivaled wine is essentially distinguished by the fact that it fermentes in the carving, instead of in vats, which gives it unique characteristics.

The exclusive Talha Wine workshop marks the start of the face-to-face activities planned for this year, on the Alentejo Wine Route, and is limited to the presence of a maximum of 12 participants. Interested parties can apply online. “This is the first of many events that we want to hold this year on the Alentejo Wine Route, a space that invites you to truly experience the region.

We want to make our wines known, but also the particularities of our territory. We want to receive foreigners, but also to bring Portuguese and Alentejo people closer to our own traditions. We want our tasting space, right in the center of the city of Évora, to be of all producers and everyone who wants to know more about us ”, said Francisco Mateus, president of the Alentejo Regional Wine Commission.

The Alentejo Wine Route opened in March 2020, has a sensory experience area and a multimedia room and allows visitors to design the route made up of wineries, restaurants and hotels, within the scope of Alentejo wine tourism, that best suits your trip, as well as knowing the history of Alentejo viticulture, the most common types of soil or grape varieties in the region, the ancestral tradition of Talha wine, sustainable practices, and even savoring the different nectars produced there.

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