2016 Best of Portuguese Wine Tourism

Exclusive wine experiences at Herdade do Esporão in Alentejo, Portugal

At Herdade do Esporão we live in the "time of the land", connecting with each season... All activities are undertaken in harmony with the cycles of nature and what they provide us with. Come and be a part of this cycle...


The Esporão project began in the Alentejo from an irrepressible desire to make the finest wines: this is the basis for everything we do and we extend it to other products and regions.

Located in the heart of Alentejo, the Herdade offers unique conditions for agriculture and for wine tourism, as part of the Alentejo Wine Route and the DOC Reguengos of Monsaraz. It encompasses about 700ha of vineyards, olive groves and other crops grown using organic methods and integrated production. There are about 40 grape varieties, 4 olive varieties, orchards and vegetable gardens planted.

Being part of the Wine Route, the Herdade do Esporão's doors are open to visitors every day.

Visit the vineyards, the kitchen gardens and ampelographic field; travel back in time, discovering the history of Defesa do Esporão and the objects found at the Perdigões Archaeological Complex. Or simply take a break to try regional products, unveil the secrets of how we make our wines during a visit to the wineries and cellars, and challenge your senses with a tasting.

Set against Herdade do Esporão’s tranquil landscape, Restaurant Esporão has an outward focus, using local materials that define the architecture, favouring both authenticity and comfort. On the main wall of the restaurant, as well as throughout the building, you can admire the original paintings made to illustrate the labels that have adorned the Herdade do Esporão bottles since 1985.

The restaurant offers a unique fine dining experience, combining wine with exquisite flavors overviewing a breathtaking vineyards and dam landscape.

Everywhere, nature inspires us and helps us to improve. We respect it and protect it, building a more promising future.

Our reason for being: to make the best products from what nature provides in a responsible and inspiring way.

Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Vineyards visit
  • Organic wines
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Gift shop
  • Fine dining
  • Wine pairing available
  • View more

Why book with Wine Paths?