Caves Velhas & Quinta Do Boição

A Day at the Harvest


75,00 €

per person

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.

About the experience


10-25 persons

7 tastings
Oenological workshop
Available in: English,  Portugese
Come spend a different day and live the experience of making wine.
From harvesting, stepping on the grapes, to tasting 5 premium wines with a pairing of artisanal cheeses and Iberian ham.
10H00-10H20- Reception of visitors. Explanation of the program
10:20-10:45-Visit to the vineyard with the opportunity to try manual harvesting
10:45am-12:30pm-Visit to the winery and foot stomping/Workshop demonstration of the different stages of winemaking (White, Red and Rosé)
12:30pm-1:00pm-Guided tour of the cellar
13:00-15:00-Picnic - wine must tasting

Seasonal Event (August – September)

What's included

7 tastings
Bottle of water
Public Transportation

About the host

The history of Caves Velhas is inseparable from the history of João Camilo Alves, who in his time was one of the most prosperous and visionary wine entrepreneurs in Portugal, taking risks and applying avant-garde measures for the time.
João Camilo Alves, started by founding Adegas Camilo Alves in 1881, a pioneer company in the commercialization of quality wine brands in Portugal.

In 1939, the Caves Velhas brand was founded by João Júlio Camilo Alves, grandson of the founder, a great entrepreneur and above all strategist, who dared to expand his family's business through the implementation of branded wines.
In the historic building of Caves Velhas, located in the center of Bucelas, capital of Arinto, we can appreciate this same story. This building is being recovered in order to allow visits, tastings and other wine events, where you can appreciate wines with stories and memories.

At Quinta do Boição, acquired by Caves Velhas in 1989, we can find strains over 70 years old, mostly using the Arinto variety in its strains.
The Arinto variety, originally from the Bucelas region, where it has the greatest genetic variability, finds its terroir of choice here, producing wines with a lot of minerality and high natural acidity, making the wine last over time without losing the strong points so characteristic of this variety. region.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture is practiced in addition to a biodiversity marked by a great wealth of fauna and flora.

Things to know

Payment: No payment until the host has confirmed your booking.
Cancellation: Full refund of the experience if cancellation takes place up to 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Tasting: No alcohol tasting for underage children.

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Where is the experience located?

A Day at the Harvest - Winalist

R. D. Afonso Henrriques, Bucelas, Portugal

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