Alentejo is a wine region in Portugal that has gone through a revolution in recent decades. From having been a remote and very rural region east of Lisbon it has become one of the wine regions in Portugal where most new investments have been done — sometimes on an impressive scale. There are now several wine producers in the Alentejo who make outstanding wine. Some of them have rapidly gained international reputation.
It is also a region where you can find an interesting local cuisine. What about the dry cured hams from the local race of black pigs for example? The pigs are raised on acorns — the oak trees are everywhere. Or the amazing fresh vegetables and fruits? Or the grilled meats?…
In addition, it is just an hour and a half’s drive away from Lisbon so it isÂ easy to reach for the international wine traveller.
Alentejo is therefore a must-have destination on our list of wine tours in Portugal.
This autumn we will have a wine tour to the Alentejo region where we will visit several of the most exciting producers. One of the wineries we will visit on this tour is Cortes de Cima. It is perhaps one of the internationally best known Alentejano wineries, which can perhaps be explained by that it is owned and run by an Danish-American couple, Hans Kristian and Carrie Jorgensen. And by the quality of their wines of course.
A while back, on another wine country tour, we had the occasion to meet with Cortes de Cima’s winemaker, Hamilton Reis, at the winery. We made a short video interview with him where he explains about their wines and their winemaking philosophy:
You can read more about it on BKWine Magazine: Winemaker Hamilton Reis talks about the Cortes de Cima wines.
This autumn we organise a private tour to the Alentejo wine region. Do contact us if you are interested in travelling on a wine tour to Alentejo in Portugal. Perhaps it will be on next seasonâ€™s scheduled tour program or perhaps we can arrange for a private tour for you.