4 – Archaeology and Colares Wine

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Archaeological Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas | Lunch at Negrais | Ramilo Wines | Wine tasting | Sandy soil vineyards | Azenhas do Mar | Sunset and seafood from the coast

Duration – 1 day

Requires the use of own vehicle

IMPORTANT: Contact the Ramilo Wines producer in advance to book the visit and wine tasting.

 

Early in the morning, drive to São Miguel de Odrinhas – the northernmost village in the municipality – and visit the Archaeological Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas and the nearby Roman ruins. The collection comprises over 400 pieces: coins, ceramic, lithic, metallic and osteological objects, among others 

Make the most of your visit to the north of the municipality, and enjoy lunch in Negrais. Adjust your GPS and head to Negrais. It is only 20 minutes away. Try the Negrais Suckling Pig, a typical dish in Sintra's gastronomy.  

After lunch, set your GPS once more, now towards Ramilo Wines, one of the producers of Colares Wine. This producer's vineyards used to make the DOC Colares Wine are planted on the sandy soil in Janas, municipality of Sintra - the winery is located in the neighbouring municipality of Mafra, very close to the border between the two municipalities, in Quinta do Ramilo, where they have more vineyards.

Pay a visit to the Estate and the winery, where the producer makes its DOC Colares Wine, among others. Taste this unique wine and learn more about how it is made.

After an afternoon well spent, and having tasted the Colares wine, return to the municipality of Sintra and Azenhas do Mar. Before heading to the viewpoint, pass along the old Colares vineyards on sandy soil and note their unique characteristics.

At Azenhas do Mar, the houses are located on the coast, surprisingly cascading down the cliff side towards the sea. Walk through its narrow streets and discover this beautiful and iconic village.

Next, charge your batteries watching the beautiful sunset while nibbling some good seafood from the coast, in one of the local restaurants.

This was certainly was a good enotouristic and gastronomic experience. We hope you managed to learn a bit more about the history and production of the centenary Colares Wine and Sintra's gastronomy.

There is still much more to discover. We await your return, with further experiences.