Set against Esporão’s Estate tranquil landscape, the restaurant 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 Esporão Estate’s restaurant will be temporarily closed, untill January 1st, for building work at the current wine tourism premises. The aim of the renovation is to meet growing demand and improve customer experience, re-opening with a new concept.

The Spaces

Terrace

The ample terrace of the Herdade’s restaurant ends where the vineyard begins, offering a panoramic view of the lake. It is ideal for alfresco dining while enjoying the long sunny days of the Alentejo, as well as the tranquillity of a landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Open for lunch, between noon and 3 p.m.

Gardens

The restaurant, Sala dos Petiscos and shop terraces offer a unique connection to both the dam and vineyards, as well as the wineries.

Functioning as an extension of the building, the patio and surrounding garden are both cool and calm, places where seasonal flowers and plants reign and which provide much-needed shade in summer, while enhancing the winter light that reflects off the water.

The edge of the garden has a portico with “casas de fresco” built with grill bricks and a footpath that extends to the neighbouring landscape, as well as the vineyard, reservoir and mountains.

Kitchen Garden

Alentejo’s rich gastronomy is based on simple and fresh produce, linking its terroir to the timeless taste of true regional recipes. The quality of ingredients is crucial to the authentic flavours of the food, which is why it was decided to plant two kitchen gardens where seasonal produce of the region is grown, such as fruit, vegetables, greens and herbs.

In the kitchen, the cooks are creative, using different parts of the plants during the various phases of the growing cycle.