In order to mark the World Wine Tourism Day, on the 8th of November, the Municipality of Albufeira is promoting visits to spaces that are emblematic in the wine tourism market. Enjoying nature, experiencing specific realities in the world of wine and sampling different harvests, is the challenge proposed, not only to celebrate one of the most important products in the economy of the country and the region, but also to discover Albufeira's potential in this field.
The World Wine Tourism Day is one of the structuring events on the RECEVIN – European Wine Cities Network agenda, mainly because it has been a moment of affirmation of wine tourism at a global level. The objective is to underline the impact of wine tourism on societies, highlighting its multiplier effect, contributing to the dynamization of economies and the affirmation and preservation of cultures. Thus, to celebrate the date, an “Open Day” was created for wineries and wine-growing spaces linked to tourism, with countries from Latin America, such as Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay being invited, thus ceasing to be only Europe to participate , as has been the case for the past 10 years.
In Albufeira, Wine Tourism Day is celebrated with wine tasting and a gift at Adega do Cantor and Quinta do Canhoto, producers in the municipality. Visits, with tests, will take place from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm, but due to the state of calamity, there will be a limit of five people for each visit and the capacity of each space is subject to restrictions imposed by DGS – General Directorate Health. To participate, just appear in the appropriate places at that time.
Adega do Cantor is a “mini cooperative”, composed of two farms: Quinta do Miradouro (2001) and Quinta do Moinho (1997) and was founded in early 2001. It is located at the top of Quinta do Miradouro, in Guia , in a total of 17 hectares and is composed of Viognier, Syrah, Aragonês and Alicante Bouschet. Offers guided tours of the vineyards and the winery, tastings and the possibility of purchasing the wines 'Vida Nova' and 'Onda Nova', as well as a variety of exclusive souvenirs at the winery store.
Quinta do Canhoto has 22 hectares facing south, with a long tradition of cultivating traditional species from the Algarve, such as carob, almond, fig and olive, but the main one has always been the grape. In 2009, the vineyard was rethought and replanted in 10 hectares of the property. In 2012, the Adega project started, based on Bioclimatic architecture and the surrounding nature, and today it houses all the technology of wine production. The fruit of a long tradition and experience, Quinta do Canhoto wines were launched on the market in 2017, earning several mentions and awards.