From August 20 to September 20, Casa Relvas opens the doors of Herdade de São Miguel to those who are curious about the art of producing wine to welcome wine lovers, but also those who are curious about the art of producing wine, and to show the work done in the vineyard and in the cellar of the estate in Alentejo. This is the second year in which the winemaker develops a structured harvesting program, integrated into his wine tourism strategy.
“The goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for all who choose to visit Herdade de São Miguel, in Redondo, and wear Casa Relvas’ shirt for a day”, explains a note released by the agricultural holding. The shirt that is part of the kit offered to everyone is of a set with t-shirt and hat like those worn by the whole team during the harvest season.
Starting from two people, and for groups up to 20, the five-hour program includes various activities in which participants can feel at home and be part of the family that is Casa Relvas.
At 11am begins the tour in the vineyard, with identification of grape varieties and sensory analysis of berries, grape seeds and stems. But there is also time to get your hands on the grape, and participate in the manual harvest, although on arrival at the winery the foot treading is one of the most fun and lively moments.
Already in the cellar of the estate, there is the tasting of must, the reassembly of talha wine (wine in clay amphorae) and the foot treading, before the much expected wines tasting. Optionally, the program can include a typical Alentejo lunch with local products in the incredible region’s scenery.
“With this program, we want to provide people who visit us with a very genuine experience, in contact with the culture, tradition and work of our Alentejo”, says Alexandre Relvas.