2 days
Duration
Évora
Location
Land
Environment
Gastronomy, Crafts, Heritage
Type

Highlights

  • Monte do Serrado de Baixo, your country house
  • Learn with the people who know how
  • A five senses experience, different and funny
  • Excellent for friends and families

Description

Come with us to experience how to do and discover how the landscape, the products, and the traditional arts combine in Alentejo and become unique flavors that you will find at the table. In every season, we offer you different programs with visits, sensorial experiences and tasting the products, observation of the traditional ways of …, and, when possible, join activities such as olives picking, harvest, trodding, planting and picking aromatic herbs, taking the bark from the cork trees or picking honey.

Program

Day 1. Arrival
Day 2. Homemade flavors
Day 3. Baco’s delights and departure

 

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Day 1 - Arrival

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Arrival at our country house. Welcome drink.

Monte do Serrado de Baixo is a typical Alentejo house.

It has four rooms, with toilet and central heating, decorated to a theme: the cereal, the cork tree, the olive tree and the wine.

Our dining room, where we serve delicious breakfasts and other meals, open to a perfumed orange orchard. In the living room, you find small library, some games and music. Although there is AC all over the house, nothing replaces the freshness of this room during the summer and the ambience of the fireplace which, in the long winter nights, invites for a glass of a good wine and chatting.

The garden, with grass and the swimming pool, is a leafy and sunny, but with good areas of holm oaks and big olive trees shades.

In the farm lives freely our dogs, a donkey who loves people and a small sheep herd grazing in the meadow with the small lambs, chickens, geese and turkeys. We always have fresh eggs and tasteful products from our organic green garden.

Dinner: Monte do Serrado de Baixo
Accommodation: Monte do Serrado de Baixo
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Day 2 – Homemade flavors

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We start the day with a small walk through our farm, with a mandatory stop at our green garden and orchard to pick the seasonal products that we will cook tonight.

Then we will visit a color and perfumed aromatic herbs farm, tasting its infusions among other products. After a stop for lunch, we will visit a prickly pear cactus plantation and taste some of their different products.

Some more kilometers of landscape after we arrive to a cork transformation center, where we learn the process from taking the cork to the production of the handmade pretty and useful items.

Before arriving home, we still have some time to watch the miracle of old olive trees and taste their organic olive oil, an excellent appetizer for our dinner.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Spring – from the fava garden… and where are the eggs for the asparagus?
Summer – night picking prickly pear and taking the cork
Autumn – picking and preparing the olives: do you want to learn and take home a small jar?
Winter – the art of pruning the centennial olive trees

Lunch: at a regional restaurant
Cooking class and dinner: Monte do Serrado de Baixo
Accommodation: Monte do Serrado de Baixo
3

Day 3 - Baco’s delights

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This morning is dedicated to the seasonal activities related to wine. According to the season, we can include a walk through the vineyards, a pruning lesson, joining the harvest and the trodding, tasting the new wine or more complexed tastings, always guided by an expert in wine. We say goodbye on lunch time in a local restaurant with a tasting menu.

Extra program:
Except Sunday, if someone wants to enjoy the afternoon discovering Évora, its possible with the help of our Flavors Guide, you can do it on your rhythm to know why the historical centre was classified as a World Site Heritage. But also, to find the other side of the heritage: the small traditional shops, the groceries with organic products, pastries and the conventual sweets, the stores with the regional flavors with their collections of wine, olive oil, jam, honey, chocolats… What a temptation!

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Spring – winemaker for a day
Summer – do you want to harvest or treading the grapes?
Autumn – taste the young wine
Winter – the art of pruning the vine

Lunch: at a regional restaurant with tasting menu.

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