2 km from the historic centre of Évora and 200 metres from the monastery that inspired its name, you will find the Adega Cartuxa [Cartuxa Winery]. This secular building, surrounded by vineyards, was the Jesuit retreat home (Society of Jesus), who lectured at Universidade de Évora [University of Évora] in the 16th and 17th centuries. With their expulsion in 1759 by order of Marquês de Pombal, the property became state property. Later, in 1776, it became an important wine press that absorbed the region’s production, and, in the 19th century, it was acquired by the Eugénio de Almeida family, undergoing renovations and extensions over time, which always respected the richness of its architecture.
It is in this building full of history that the Wine Tourism visit begins, enjoying the unique surroundings of Quinta de Valbom. Discover the place’s memory, follow the technical evolution of wine production and end on a high note with one of the 4 tastings we have available.
VISITS AND TASTINGS:
Visit without tasting – includes visit to the cellar with the offer of 1 glass of wine per person, from the following brands to choose from, EA, Foral, Cartuxa Colheita.
Price: €10.00 p/person
Cartuxa – includes a visit to the cellar and a tasting of 3 wines selected by the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation.
Price: € 25.00 p/person
Sto. Inácio de Loyola – includes a visit to the cellar and a tasting of 6 premium wines, from the entire Eugénio de Almeida Foundation range (except Pêra-Manca White and Red).
Price: € 45.00 p/person
NOTE : The choice of the type of tasting/wine is made by time and not by person.
We can add side dishes to any type of tasting, which consist of sausages, cheeses, regional jams, among others, for an additional €7.50 (minimum 2 pax)
We inform our customers that the sale of Pêra-Manca red wine is exclusive to those who take the guided tour of Cartuxa Wine Tourism, limited to 1 bottle per visitor, subject to availability of this reference.
GENERAL OPENING HOURS:
Every day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed days: December 25th, January 1st and 2nd.
Visits: 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
The allowed tolerance for delays in visiting hours is 15 minutes.
After this delay does not guarantee a visit at the scheduled time and will be subject to the availability of the day.
The visits are guided and end with a wine and olive oil tasting.
Duration: approximately 1h30.
Booking: prior booking through the contacts provided is recommended.
Without booking, visits are subject to availability.
Languages: Portuguese, English.