Quinta do Boição & Caves Velhas

Lisboa

Quinta do Boição, acquired in 1983 by Caves Velhas, is part of the Enoport Wine Group and is located in Bucelas, the capital of the Arinto grape variety. Bucelas is one of the smallest demarcated regions (since 1911) in Portugal and it is from this white grape variety Arinto that all of its DOC wines are produced. It is also part of the Bucelas, Carcavelos, and Colares wine route, which all have very special characteristics.

It is thought that wine was already made during the Phonecian and Roman times in this area, and Arinto was already cultivated here during those times. However, it is known that wine was very much appreciated by historical figures such as the Duke of Wellington and even Shakespeare, who mentioned them in his play Henry VI.

The estate has a total area of 45 hectares, of which 32 are vineyards. They have planted mostly the Arinto grape variety, as well as some red varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Syrah, Caladoc and Merlot, and have 2.5 hectares of old vines, which are over on average over 50 years old. These old vines produce their Quinta do Boição wine and the renowned Caves Velhas Bucelas, a true ex-libris of this region.

As part of its wine tourism, the estate offers guided visits, wine tastings and gastronomic experiences, and seasonal activities like the harvest and pruning. In addition, visitors can walk through the vineyards, understand the region's terroir, and learn about the famous Arinto grape variety and the estate's still and sparkling wines.

In addition to the winery, visitors will also see the historical building of Caves Velhas, old cellars located in the centre of Bucelas. This building is being recovered to allow visits, tastings and other wine events where visitors can appreciate wines with many stories and memories.

Experiences

Winery Tour & Classic wine tasting
Winery Tour & Classic wine tasting
This experience includes a guided tour of the vineyards and winery and ends with a 3 wine tasting in their historical cellar, Caves Velhas in Bucelas.
 
From
25.00€
person
Winery Tour & Premium Wine Tasting
Winery Tour & Premium Wine Tasting
A guided tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a 5 Premium wine tasting in their historical cellar, Caves Velhas in Bucelas.
 
From
30.00€
person
History Tour & Wine Tasting
History Tour & Wine Tasting
A journey through history to get to know the Caves Velhas winery and its very old wines.
 
From
75.00€
person
Enogastronomic Lunch
Enogastronomic Lunch
A delicious gastronomic lunch in the charming Bucelas sub-region of Lisbon!
 
From
65.00€
person
Vineyard pruning experience & tasting
Vineyard pruning experience & tasting
Join us and experience the pruning of one of our vineyards for a day.
 
From
45.00€
person
Grape Harvest Experience
Grape Harvest Experience
Participate in the winemaking experience and spend the day as a winemaker during the grape harvest.
From
45.00€
person

Location

Reviews
Grande experiência de vindima! Adorámos e muito bom ambiente. Boa comida e as explicações sobre os vinhos foram ótimas! Obrigada
Stephanie Seddon-Brown
Portugal
2023-09-10
Excellent experience. Definitely recommended!
Soffia Bergs
Iceland
2023-09-11
The weather cheered up just in time for grape picking! Great event, interesting to hear about the history of the winery and to then see the caves, which store some very old wine. The tasting and food afterwards was superb. Highly recommend!
Katie Corbin
Portugal
2023-09-11
I had such a great time attending the harvest experience at Quinta do Boição. We got to pick grapes and stomp them in the traditional way, which was really cool and gave me new insights on the whole winemaking process. I loved seeing that it's also a family-friendly activity, and witnessing kids enjoy it alongside us added to the experience. I can't wait to explore more different wine experiences through this platform!
martina grueber
Portugal
2023-09-14
Amazing experience, great hosts and a special place!
Carolina Mendonça
Portugal
2023-10-07
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