Friday, 26 May 2017
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Gold medals for Quinta dos Vales' wines in 2016, and consecutively since 2009!This year's winners were tasted at the Open Door 2016.

While the results of this year’s competition of “The Best Wine of the Algarve” were not yet known, “Open Door” visitors could already enjoy the awarded wines last Sunday, 10th April, including the Gold Medal winner Marquês dos Vales Duo Red 2012. Despite predictions of heavy rain, sunshine graced Quinta dos Vales' 14th edition of the event which, once again, had a high number of visitors.

vinesWith the new tourist season ahead, it might be interesting to find out  if the Portuguese wine industry finally has made some progress in the extremely bad marketing approach it has been using so far.

Every year in all of the supermarkets thousands of tourists struggle with the same dilemmas: what is a good wine, what is probably not such a good wine and what wine should I buy?

fruitThe campaigning organisation, Avaaz, has become involved in the effort to see that supermarkets do not destroy unsold food, but give it to needy people instead through charitable agencies. 

Algarve Daily News has covered the new law in France which enforces this and the French campaigner's initiative to take the concept to the EU and this peptition should back up his work.


NEW - Bovino Steakhouse, Quinta do LagoQuinta do Lago, the exclusive heritage resort in the Algarve, has just launched brand new steak restaurant, Bovino Steakhouse -  it blends the best in modern Steakhouse with contemporary urban design.

The latest addition to the resort’s already thriving gastro scene offers the best in modern steakhouse dining complemented by contemporary urban design from renowned international designer, Lázaro Roza-Violán.

Tavira's 'Summer Wines and Flavours Festival' from 9 to 12 JulyFor the second year, Tavira is hosting the Summer Wines and Flavours Festival from 9 to 12 July.

Taking place downtown, in Jardim do Coreto, near the old fish market, this exhibition includes many of the best Portuguese fine wines and local delicacies which may be tasted and purchased.

meinkechickensThe O Barradas restaurant is situated in a converted farmhouse between Silves and Lagoa and is run by Luís Pequeno and his German wife Andrea.

The garden dining area and the covered garden terrace both provide the perfect setting for a sultry evening but throughout the summer there is an added dimension.

Quinta dos Vales Wins "Concurso de Vinhos do Algarve" 2015Quinta dos Vales retained the title of “The Best Wine of the Algarve” for the third consecutive year!

This past Monday, 25th May, Quinta dos Vales was once again honoured at the “VIII Concurso de Vinhos do Algarve” winning the Grand Gold Medal and the coveted distinction of “The Best Wine of the Algarve”.

Wine tasting at Monte de Salicos, CarvoeiroNothing like the wholesome scent of the country and the pleasure of gazing at the rows of neatly cared-for grape vines, sprouting courageously in their bright Spring green, high up on a ‘monte’ with 360º beautiful views all around … just a few minutes from the busy towns of Lagoa and Carvoeiro.
This is what a group of more than 30 property owners and residents found themselves doing on the afternoon of the 1st of May. The visit to Monte de Salicos vineyard was a pleasant surprise to the guests who were being invited to the Quinta’s first wine tasting experience.