Time of the Land

At Herdade do Esporão, life is lived at the Time of the Land: in accordance with each season, where all activities are undertaken in harmony with the cycles of nature and what they provide us with.

Here, modern and traditional knowledge combine with respect for nature, reflected in experiences that extend to all Herdade do Esporão’s wine tourism activities.

Be a part of this cycle.

Contacts and Location  

Located in the heart of the Alentejo and part of the Wine Route, the doors at Herdade do Esporão 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, to unveil the secrets of how we make our wines on a visit to the wineries and cellars, and to challenge your senses with a tasting at the wine bar.

Your journey of discovery starts now.

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Herdade do Esporão
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Visit Programmes

Visits and Tastings

Discover how we produce our wines on a visit to the wineries and cellars, discover the differences between them and learn about the expressions of each grape variety.

Challenge your senses with a wine tasting served with our selection of traditional ‘petiscos’ (Portuguese version of tapas) and experience the quality and variety of the Alentejo ancestral culture of olive oil.

Find out more about available visits and tastings and start preparing your visit.

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Guided tour of the Wineries and Cellars with classic tasting of 2 wines

Discover the secrets of how we make our wine with a guided tour of the Cellars and Wineries.

One of the highlights of this visit is the Barrel Tunnel, which is buried 17 metres underground and where special wines mature.

Finish off at the wine bar with a tutored tasting of Defesa White e Defesa Red.

Subject to availability.


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Guided tour of Wineries and Cellars with tasting of 4 wines: Alentejo vs Douro Selection

Discover the differences and feel how the elements, culture, tradition and terroir can influence a wine with a tutored tasting of Defesa Red and Esporão Reserve Red versus Assobio Red and Murças Reserve.

Subject to availability.


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Guided tour of Wineries and Cellars with tasting of 4 wines: Varietals vs Blends

Discover the distinctiveness of each grape in their most well-known forms. Tutored tasting of one single varietal white and one single varietal red versus Defesa White and 4 Castas.

Subject to availability.


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Olive Oils tasting

Experience the rich variety of the Alentejo’s ancestral culture of olive oils with a tutored tasting of Esporão’s olive oils, served with Alentejo bread.


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Selected petiscos at the Wine Bar

A selection of traditional petiscos (Portuguese version of tapas) made by Chef Pedro Pena Bastos, which are excellent company for our wines. These include regional cheeses, cured sausages and artisanal Portuguese preserves.

FROM €2 TO €9

Nature and History

Visit the Esporão Tower, the Herdade’s most important and iconic building, where you can visit the Perdigões archaeological museum. You can also see the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios chapel and admire its recently-restored frescoes.

Disclose sustainable planting techniques used and the organic vineyards, or enjoy the wealth of biodiversity at the Herdade, near the Caridade dam, where the sunset is most vivid.

While you are here go for a bike ride,have a pic-nic or savour our chefs’ delicious creations.

Oenotourism and Restaurant
Herdade do Esporão
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(+351) 266 509 280
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Visits to Herdade do Esporão’s Historic heritage

Travel back in time as you visit the Esporão Tower, which is Herdade do Esporão’s most important and iconic building. Here you can visit the Perdigões archaeological museum, which houses the most important pieces from our archaeological complex.

A Capela De Nossa Sra. dos Remédios, com os frescos recentemente restaurados, e o , completam a visita histórica.

The Nossa Senhora dos Remédios chapel, with its recently-restored frescoes, and the Esporão Arch complete the tour.

Includes a guided tour of the Wineries and Cellars with a Classic Tasting of two wines.


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Van Tours

Travel to the Vineyards on this visit, discovering new sustainable planting technics, organic vineyards and pioneering sustainability projects. By the Caridade dam, see different species of fauna and flora, discovering the wide range of biodiversity on the estate.

Includes guided tour of Cellars and Wineries with classic tasting of two wines.



Take a guided tour with bird watching specialists, getting great photographs of birds and discovering the most exotic plants and colourful butterflies.



Bycicle tours and Pic-Nic

The Oenotourism facility has bicycles and maps, so you can enjoy riding around the Herdade, exploring the estate’s fascinating features. To finish off the tour, choose a spot for your pic-nic and enjoy some of the delicious Alentejo fare prepared by our chefs.

½ DAY – €5 / 1 DAY – €10


Available from March to October, depending on weather conditions. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.


Wine Lovers

Explore the various sensations wine can offer, appreciate the characteristics that separate younger wines from more mature ones in a vertical tasting, or challenge your senses with a blind tasting.
Oenotourism and Restaurant
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Vertical Tastings

With the help of our sommeliers, compare vintages and appreciate the aspects that differentiate younger wines from older, more mature ones.



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Blind Tasting

Challenge your senses to discover different aspects of our wines.


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Single Varietals Tasting and Blend Creations

Subject to reservation. Minimum of 10 people / maximum of 50 people.


Events and Group Menus

From receptions and cocktails to team-building activities, you can stage your event here.

The events room has a capacity for 100 people and is flexible enough to be used for various purposes, such as wine and olive oil tastings, wine-gastronomy courses, meetings and company presentations.

Located on the ground floor of the building, it leads onto the cloisters and gardens.

Oenotourism and Restaurant
Herdade do Esporão
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(+351) 266 509 280