Vilamoura Wine Tasting Tours

While Algarve is famous for its stunning beaches and golf courses, the wineries have emerged as a hidden gem. The Algarve’s distinct weather patterns, with mild winters and hot summers, contribute to the ideal maturation of the grape varieties cultivated here. Enjoy some amazing wines, learn about the winemaking process, and admire the beautiful scenery and art.

There are plenty of options to choose from, depending on your taste and budget. Some of the most popular ones are Quinta dos Vales, Quinta do Frances, Adega do Cantor or Quinta da Tôr. The best to visit the wineries in the Algarve is with a guided tour, below are some tours offered by our preferred partners Get Your Guide or Viator.

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Winery and Chicken Peri-peri Tour from Vilamoura

Winery founded by sir Cliff Richards
Adega do Cantor: Winery founded by Sir Cliff Richards

This is one of our favourite tours, visit the winery founded by Sir Cliff Richards and have lunch at one of the famous Chicken Peri-peri restaurants in Guia. Book this tour at Kiosk Fortuna, organise the Vilamoura pick-up and get more info, tickets are €69pp.

Online: This tour is available on Viator for small groups.

Full day Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate Tour

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Rock formations along the coast

Full day tour includes Ponta da Piedade rock formations, Lagos, Portiṃo Marina and the Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate in Lagoa. Lagos is a fun place to visit, loads of shops and restaurants Рvery touristic. Ponta da Piedade will provide some stunning scenery. The wine estate Quinta do Vales is one of the best wineries in the Algarve. Pick-up from Vilamoura for this tour is available at an additional fee.

Quinta do Canhoto Wine and Tapas Tour from Vilamoura

Wine and tapas Guided Tour from Vilamoura
Wine and tapas tour to Quinta do Canhoto from Vilamoura

Experience the ultimate wine and tapas tour, where you can indulge in a delightful combination of local flavours and scenic beauty. Your guide will lead you on a short excursion to a charming winery – the Quinta do Canhoto. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the process involved in creating exceptional wines and savour a variety of exquisite wine tastings paired with delicious tapas. Vilamoura pick-up available.

4 hour Safari and Wine Tour from Vilamoura

Rural Albufeira - Paderne
Village of Paderne – Quinta do Canhoto Winery

Very similar to previous tour with a visit to a winery, but you also get to visit the village of Paderne and learn about the cork making process en-route. Tour is in the afternoon and Vilamoura pick-up available.

Quinta da Tôr Winery

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Quinta da Tor Winery in Loulé

Discover the unique wines of Quinta da Tôr in Loulé, a family-owned winery in Algarve. During the guided tour you will learn about the wine production, the region’s special climate and indulge in a wine tasting experience accompanied by regional bread and olive oil. The winery has a lovely pool area where you can relax. Reserve your place here. Note that this is tour does not offer transportation to and from Vilamoura.

Pro tip: Choose a Saturday and make a day of it, visit the Loulé Market in the morning, have lunch in Loulé and then visit the winery.

Algarve Wineries

The Algarve region has over 30 wineries, here are a few worth visiting. Click on the winery name to visit their website.

Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate

A beautiful estate with a history dating back to the 18th century, when it was owned by the Marquês de Pombal. It has a sculpture art garden with over 100 pieces of art, and a variety of wines to taste, including reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines. The estate also offers accommodation, events, animal interactions and wine workshops.

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Adega do Cantor

A winery co-owned by singer Sir Cliff Richard, who fell in love with the Algarve and decided to make his own wine there. It has stunning views of the coast and the vineyards, and a range of wines named Vida Nova and Onda Nova, meaning new life and new wave. The wines include reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines, made from local and international grapes. The winery offers tours and tastings by appointment.

Quinta da Tôr

A winery with a beautiful setting in the hills of Loulé, surrounded by cork trees and olive groves. It has a chilled atmosphere, where visitors can taste the wines and enjoy some tapas made with local products. The winery produces reds, whites and rosés from Portuguese grapes such as Touriga Nacional, Aragonez and Antão Vaz.

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Quinta Do Canhoto

A small winery with passionate hosts Edgar and Joana, who inherited the land from their grandparents and decided to revive the wine tradition. The winery produces organic wines from local grapes such as Negra Mole, Castelão and Arinto, using natural methods and minimal intervention. The winery offers tours and tastings by reservation.

Quinta Do Frances Winery

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A family-owned winery located in the Odelouca River Valley, with a stunning view of the Monchique mountains. It has a lovely tour that explains the wine-making process from the vineyard to the bottle, ending with a tasting of three wines paired with cheese and meat platters. The winery produces reds, whites and rosés from Portuguese and French grape varieties. 

Morgado do Quintão

A historic estate that dates back to 1530, when it was owned by the Count of Silves. It has ancient olive trees that are over 2000 years old, and a farmers table experience that showcases the local cuisine and wines. The estate produces reds and whites from indigenous grapes such as Negra Mole and Crato Branco, using organic and sustainable practices.

Monte da Casteleja – Bio Wine Farm

A biodynamic farm that follows the principles of Rudolf Steiner, respecting the cycles of nature and the harmony of the ecosystem. The farm has relaxed and informative tours and tastings, where visitors can learn about the biodynamic practices and enjoy the wines. The farm produces reds, whites and rosés from local grapes such as Negra Mole, Bastardo and Alfrocheiro.

Villa Alvor – Wine & Tourism

A winery with a welcoming and friendly staff led by Susana, who has a passion for wine and hospitality. It has a fun learning experience, where visitors can discover the history of wine in the Algarve, visit the vineyards and the cellar, and taste four wines paired with cheese and jam. The winery produces reds, whites and rosés from local grapes such as Negra Mole, Trincadeira and Arinto.

Quinta dos Capinhas

A winery with a private wine tasting experience hosted by Joao, who is a wine lover and a great storyteller. He takes visitors on a tour of the vineyard and explains all the details of the wine production, before serving a delicious tapas board with cheese, ham, bread and olives, along with four wines to taste. The winery produces reds, whites and rosés from Portuguese grapes such as Touriga Nacional, Syrah and Verdelho.

Cabrita Wines – Quinta da Vinha

A family business that started in 1977, when José Cabrita planted his first vines in the Algarve. It has a fantastic afternoon tour and tasting, where visitors can walk through the vineyards, see the winery and the barrel room, and taste six wines accompanied by local snacks. The winery produces reds, whites and rosés from Portuguese and French grapes such as Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Winery Convento do Paraiso

A winery that is part of a 16th century convent, where the monks used to make wine for their own consumption. It has a treasure of a guide, Vanessa, who shows visitors around the winery and tells them about the history and the legends of the place. The tasting takes place in a charming room in the convent, where visitors can try four wines paired with cheese, bread and jam. The winery produces reds and whites from Portuguese grapes such as Aragonez, Trincadeira and Arinto.

Quinta da Penina

A winery that is located in a wine-rich region between the Monchique mountains and Lagoa, with a history dating back to 1810. It has a nice location and tour, where visitors can see the vineyard, the chapel and the cellar, while learning about the wine-making process. The tour ends with a tasting of four wines, two whites and two reds, made from local grapes such as Negra Mole, Crato Branco and Castelão.

FAQ’s

Where can I buy Algarve wines in Vilamoura?

Garrafeira Soares in Vilamoura has a good selection of wines, Jafers Supermarket also has a few local wines. Best would be to visit Apolonia Supermarket in Almancil they have an amazing selection of Portuguese wines.

Where can I learn more about wines in the Algarve?

You can start by visiting the Visit Algarve website where you’ll find a free Algarve Wine Guide.

Is there a vineyard in Vilamoura?

No. The closest wine estates are Adega do Cantor in Guia and Quinta da Tôr in Loulé.

Which are the most popular wine tours from Vilamoura?

The Quinta da Tor is the closest and you can combine the wine tasting with a visit to Loul̩ and the Historic Loul̩ Market (Saturday is the best day to go). The Adega do Cantor (aka the Cliff Richards winery) is also very popular, you can also visit the Algarve shopping complex and Guia Рcapital of the peri-peri chicken. Lastly, we would suggest the Quinta do Vale estate Рits is basically a Wine Resort and one of the best wine estates in the Algarve.