PROGRAMME

24th of June
Exhibit: 70 Portuguese small guitars, 70 Artists
Exhibit: 70 Portuguese small guitars, 70 Artists
Culture and Entertainment
Túnel das Barricas
24th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
Seventy Portuguese artists made an artistic intervention in typical small guitars. See the results on the Big Day.
Exhibit:
Exhibit: "Bright night"
Culture and Entertainment
Adega dos Lagares
24th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
Over the past few years, the photographer Duarte Belo has documented the Herdade do Esporão and Quinta dos Murças, but extends his photographic work to the entire national territory, disseminating it and describing it in images. On the Big Day you'll be able to learn more about his work by visiting the exhibition in 'Adega dos Lagares'.
Naps at the estate
Naps at the estate
Alentejo’s Mores
Enoturismo e Torre
24th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
Straw bales and rugs around the Wine tourism building will help to regain strength in the middle of the Big Day. Embrace this Alentejo tradition, even with eyes wide shut.
Wine Tourism Store
Wine Tourism Store
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
24th of June
10:00 | 19:00
In the store you can buy exclusive brand products and have access to rare vintages of the wines of the Herdade do Esporão and Quinta dos Murças, that only here can be purchased.
Stands with wine of the day
Stands with wine of the day
Enology
Jardim e Mercado
24th of June
10:00 | 18:00
Chill out on the stands with wine of the day.
Children's Check In
Children's Check In
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
10:00 | 11:00
Children are entitled to a special reception on the Big Day, to get to know their fellow adventure companions for the weekend. Meanwhile, the parents we'll learn more about what we have prepared for their children, get to know the baby-sitters and ask any question.
Local Producers Market
Local Producers Market
Culture and Entertainment
Mercado
24th of June
10:50 | 19:00
At the Market you will find a stand dedicated to the project that gave it name, but it holds many more surprises. From various and delicious local products, to Esporão's stand, where you can have orange juice and lemonade made with fruit from Quinta dos Murças. There you will find as well the friendly 'Mestre Velhinho', with whom both children and adults can learn to create with clay.
Quinta dos Murças Space
Quinta dos Murças Space
Culture and Entertainment
Claustros
24th of June
11:00 | 19:00
We bring you a bit of Covelinhas to the Esporão's Estate. Learn about Quinta dos Murças through a series of sensory experiences that will make you feel in our ' home ' in the Douro.
Vertical Tasting of 'Vinha das Palmeiras' and 'Canto do Zé Cruz'
Vertical Tasting of 'Vinha das Palmeiras' and 'Canto do Zé Cruz'
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
A selection of recent years of these wines, produced only in exceptional years, from grapes that grow in these two plots, the 'Palmeiras' vineyard (with Alicante Bouschet) and the 'Canto do Zé Cruz' vineyard (with Aragonez). The true expression of the potential and original character of their grape varieties and terroir.
Food Pairing Workshop
Food Pairing Workshop
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 30 people
Learn how to pair some of our wines with food from day to day. This wine sensory experience will help you better understand how the harmonization of aromas and flavours between gastronomy and wines works.
Technical Olive Oil Tasting
Technical Olive Oil Tasting
Olive Oils
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn more about olive oils in a tasting that leads you to discover its qualities and defects. In the end, learn to build your own blend of olive oils.
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
Visit our wineries and discover the backstage of wine production, while learning more about Esporão's history. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of our wines.
Archaeologic Visit
Archaeologic Visit
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
In the archaeology exhibit inside Esporão's Tower, dedicated to Perdigões pre-historical site, which houses the most relevant pieces ever found there, you can travel back in time to an ancient civilization. Then, put yourself in an archaeologist shoes and discover the pieces that are still being restored and categorized.
Workshop on organic agriculture practices and soils, with tasting of Esporão Colheita
Workshop on organic agriculture practices and soils, with tasting of Esporão Colheita
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn more about our soils and agricultural practices and taste the Esporão Colheita, our first organic wine.
A lesson about honey
A lesson about honey
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
The engineer Paulo Varela will help us better understand the honey, with a tasting of different types of honey and other products produced by bees, like the Royal Jelly and pollen.
Tasting Quinta dos Murças Diversity
Tasting Quinta dos Murças Diversity
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 12 people
Quinta dos Murças, in the Douro, is a unique place characterized by the diversity of its 8 terroirs, marked by different altitudes, sun exposures, schist soils and, mostly vertical, vineyards. In this tasting, our winemaker José Luís Moreira da Silva will make a journey through the estate showing wines from different sites and plots, that let us learn more about the diversity of this special place.
Find out what wine has to hide
Find out what wine has to hide
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 12 people
Let's learn laboratory techniques used to analyze wines: various forms of separating constituents, discoloration of red wine, preparation of a saturated solution (which shape took your crystals?) and we're going to find out what the wine hides in a microscopic level.
Building a 'Cabeçudo'
Building a 'Cabeçudo'
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 18 people
Artist Madalena Martins will teach the little ones how to build a 'cabeçudo' with recycled materials.
Workshop: How to have a vegetable garden at home?
Workshop: How to have a vegetable garden at home?
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn how to have a home garden with organic products.
Amphora Wine Tasting, Alentejo fashion
Amphora Wine Tasting, Alentejo fashion
Enology
Adega dos Lagares
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
Taste the wines resulting from the ancestral vinification technique in clay amphorae, with pairings. 'Os Bafos de Baco' bring 'Cante Alentejano' to accompany the tasting, as in typical Alentejo regional taverns.
7 heads bugs... Under my feet?
7 heads bugs... Under my feet?
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
11:00
Limit: 20 people
Through samples we will learn about 3 different soil types and understand the behavior of water in each one of them. Then, we'll study a richer soil, full of life, and, with a sample previously prepared, we will observe the humic soil fauna (with manual magnifiers). The challenge will end with individual records: to draw earthworms, spiders, bugs, "and seven-headed beasts with a thousand legs." Certainly, new species, not yet studied by science, will be discovered.
Immersive Theatre Play: The Search for the Enchanted Moura
Immersive Theatre Play: The Search for the Enchanted Moura
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
11:30 | 13:00
Limit: 20 people
Portugal is full of Enchanted Moorish, but none is as special as the Princess Alandra. Alandra lives for centuries in Herdade do Esporão, but only now will she be discovered by two very special explorers: Alberto and Alda. Because the clues are many, these adventurers will need the help of the children, on a treasure hunt involving a thousand stunts and laughs.
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill with Tasting
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill with Tasting
Olive Oils
Enoturismo
24th of June
11:30
Limit: 20 people
Visit our olive oil mill and discover more about our olive oils with a special tasting for the whole family.
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
12:00
Limit: 20 people
Visit our wineries and discover the backstage of wine production, while learning more about Esporão's history. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of our wines.
Instruments builders
Instruments builders
Culture and Entertainment
Piquenique
24th of June
13:00
Ana and José are craftsmen that build musical instruments and toys with natural raw materials. Come and learn from them the whole process, from the harvest to the final result, and build your own instrument.
Pic-Nic at Herdade do Esporão
Pic-Nic at Herdade do Esporão
Gastronomy
Piquenique
24th of June
13:00
Enjoy a light meal at the field and regain strenghts for the rest of the day.
Shade Talks
Shade Talks
Talks
Piquenique
24th of June
14:30
In the shade of holm oak, let's sit down to talk about where the world and how each one of us contributes to the change, in your own area. We have some guests who will share their experiences with us.
Immersive Theatre Play: The Search for the Enchanted Moura
Immersive Theatre Play: The Search for the Enchanted Moura
Children
Piquenique
24th of June
15:30 | 17:00
Limit: 18 people
Portugal is full of Enchanted Moorish, but none is as special as the Princess Alandra. Alandra lives for centuries in Herdade do Esporão, but only now will she be discovered by two very special explorers: Alberto and Alda. Because the clues are many, these adventurers will need the help of the children, on a treasure hunt involving a thousand stunts and laughs.
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill with Tasting
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill with Tasting
Olive Oils
Enoturismo
24th of June
15:30
Limit: 20 people
Visit our olive oil mill and discover more about our olive oils with a special tasting for the whole family.
Vertical Tasting of 'Vinha das Palmeiras' and 'Canto do Zé Cruz'
Vertical Tasting of 'Vinha das Palmeiras' and 'Canto do Zé Cruz'
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
A selection of recent years of these wines, produced only in exceptional years, from grapes that grow in these two plots, the 'Palmeiras' vineyard (with Alicante Bouschet) and the 'Canto do Zé Cruz' vineyard (with Aragonez). The true expression of the potential and original character of their grape varieties and terroir.
Olive oil tasting for children
Olive oil tasting for children
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Tasting for the little ones, to learn more about the world of olive oil.
Food Pairing Workshop
Food Pairing Workshop
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 30 people
Learn how to pair some of our wines with food from day to day. This wine sensory experience will help you better understand how the harmonization of aromas and flavours between gastronomy and wines works.
Building a 'Cabeçudo' (typical portuguese tradition transformed into a piñata)
Building a 'Cabeçudo' (typical portuguese tradition transformed into a piñata)
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Artist Madalena Martins will teach the little ones how to build a 'cabeçudo' with recycled materials.
Workshop on organic agriculture practices with tasting of Esporão Colheita
Workshop on organic agriculture practices with tasting of Esporão Colheita
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn more about our soils and agricultural practices and taste the Esporão Colheita, our first organic wine.
Find out what wine has to hide
Find out what wine has to hide
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 12 people
Let's learn laboratory techniques used to analyze wines: various forms of separating constituents, discoloration of red wine, preparation of a saturated solution (which shape took your crystals?) and we're going to find out what the wine hides in a microscopic level.
Amphora Wine Tasting, Alentejo fashion
Amphora Wine Tasting, Alentejo fashion
Enology
Adega dos Lagares
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Taste the wines resulting from the ancestral vinification technique in clay amphorae, with pairings. 'Os Bafos de Baco' bring 'Cante Alentejano' to accompany the tasting, as in typical Alentejo regional taverns.
Workshop: How to have a vegetable garden at home?
Workshop: How to have a vegetable garden at home?
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn how to have a home garden with organic products.
Tasting Quinta dos Murças Diversity
Tasting Quinta dos Murças Diversity
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 12 people
Quinta dos Murças, in the Douro, is a unique place characterized by the diversity of its 8 terroirs, marked by different altitudes, sun exposures, schist soils and, mostly vertical, vineyards. In this tasting, our winemaker José Luís Moreira da Silva will make a journey through the estate showing wines from different sites and plots, that let us learn more about the diversity of this special place.
Botanists for one day
Botanists for one day
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
We start with a walk to gather leaves and wildflowers, learning the rules of collection of plants. Then put the samples together and treat the material. We'll try to identify the species and make records: no cell phone, no tablet. Until the 20th century, send a plant to an overseas or to draw a sketch for identification by a biologist was no easy task. But Botany developed a lot until then and, thanks to that, today we have at our disposal a lot of knowledge. Bring the kids to embark on this adventure.
A lesson about honey
A lesson about honey
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
The engineer Paulo Varela will help us better understand the honey, with a tasting of different types of honey and other products produced by bees, like the Royal Jelly and pollen.
Insects' Hotels
Insects' Hotels
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 30 people
Insects are the most diverse group, numerous and successful multi-celulares organisms, with about 10 million species. They contribute a lot to the balance of ecosystems, such as pest controllers agricultural agent and as fundamental elements in the diet of vertebrates. That's why we'll build them shelters, showing the richness of invertebrates in the Estate, so that you can somehow demystify and reduce the possible negative image that insects typically have.
Archaeologic Visit
Archaeologic Visit
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
In the archaeology exhibit inside Esporão's Tower, dedicated to Perdigões pre-historical site, which houses the most relevant pieces ever found there, you can travel back in time to an ancient civilization. Then, put yourself in an archaeologist shoes and discover the pieces that are still being restored and categorized.
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
16:30
Limit: 20 people
Visit our wineries and discover the backstage of wine production, while learning more about Esporão's history. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of our wines.
Afternoon snacks with the chef Manuel Maldonado
Afternoon snacks with the chef Manuel Maldonado
Gastronomy
Mercado
24th of June
17:00
Come to the garden for tasty tidbits.
Concert: Maria Amélia of the Moorish Tambourines
Concert: Maria Amélia of the Moorish Tambourines
Culture and Entertainment
Mercado
24th of June
17:00
Mrs. Maria Amélia is coming to the Big Day to animate the Market area with the sound of her Moorish Tambourine. Come and join her in a traditional song.
Showcooking with chef Pedro Pena Bastos
Showcooking with chef Pedro Pena Bastos
Gastronomy
Adega dos Lagares
24th of June
17:30
Limit: 50 people
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Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Tour to the Wineries with Wine tasting
Enology
Enoturismo
24th of June
17:30
Limit: 20 people
Visit our wineries and discover the backstage of wine production, while learning more about Esporão's history. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of our wines.
Surprise 'Cabeçudo'
Surprise 'Cabeçudo'
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
17:45
Once they learn how to make small 'cabeçudos', children will discover what surprises are hidden by the 'cabeçudos dad'. The next task is simple: use their imagination and play.
Peixe's Concert
Peixe's Concert
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
24th of June
19:00
Pedro Miguel Gomes Cardoso, composer and lead guitarist of Ornatos Violeta, better known as 'Peixe' (Fish), comes to our garden to make you hold your breath. Pedro Cardoso already has two albums: 'Apneia' (Apneia) and 'Motor' (Engine).
Dinner
Dinner
Gastronomy
Vinha do Enoturismo
24th of June
20:00
Between the last rays of sun in the estate and the lighting of the lights on the long tables, we gather in a relaxed atmosphere for the Big Day's dinner. A comfortable meal, accompanied by Esporão wines, in a unique venue.
Sunset
Sunset
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
20:58
Enjoy the orange and red hues of the Alentejo sunset.
Concert Coral group of Reguengos de Monsaraz House and Pedro Mestre
Concert Coral group of Reguengos de Monsaraz House and Pedro Mestre
Culture and Entertainment
Vinha do Enoturismo
24th of June
21:00
The Coral Group of Reguengos brings the 'Cante Alentejo' to the estate's soundscape and, through their songs, carry with them the essence of Alentejo and its people. Joining them is Pedro Mestre, who has devoted his life to the traditional music of Alentejo. Pioneer of the 'Cante' preservation project and one of those responsible for the safeguarding of the viola campaniça, Mestre takes the sounds of Alentejo across borders.
Children's short films - evening Session
Children's short films - evening Session
Children
Zona de Crianças
24th of June
21:30
Film screening for youngsters, with several short films. "Children's short films" will amuse the kids for the evening.
Olhar as estrelas
Olhar as estrelas
Nature
Enoturismo
24th of June
22:00
On the night of the Big Day, the moon and the stars will light up the skies of the Estate. With the help of a telescope and binoculars, learn more about the science of the stars with the experts at Dark Sky ® Alqueva. Photographs by Miguel Claro | Dark Sky ® Alqueva
Kumpania Algazarra Concert
Kumpania Algazarra Concert
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
24th of June
22:30
The Portuguese folk music band comes to close the first day with a lot of excitement. Get ready to dance until your feet ache.
Camping
Camping
Camping
Olival da Torre
24th of June
22:31
At the end of the day, feel part of nature and relax in our tents. With five meters in diameter, mattress and pillows, gather everything you need for a tranquil evening and a unique experience.

25th of June
Exhibit: 70 Portuguese small guitars, 70 Artists
Exhibit: 70 Portuguese small guitars, 70 Artists
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
25th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
Seventy Portuguese artists made an artistic intervention in typical small guitars. See the results on the Big Day.
Exhibit:
Exhibit: "Bright night"
Culture and Entertainment
Adega dos Lagares
25th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
Over the past few years, the photographer Duarte Belo has documented the Herdade do Esporão and Quinta dos Murças, but extends his photographic work to the entire national territory, disseminating it and describing it in images. On the Big Day you'll be able to learn more about his work by visiting the exhibition in 'Adega dos Lagares'.
How did the sunrise happen 5000 years ago, at Perdigões Estate?
How did the sunrise happen 5000 years ago, at Perdigões Estate?
Nature
Torre
25th of June
05:20
Watch the sunrise from the archaeological centre of Perdigões', ensures a journey into the third millennium A.C. Be confronted with the mentality of the prehistoric man, through the architecture of the site which was designed in such a way that, on the summer solstice, the Sun came up in line with one of the entries of this great ceremonial grounds. A unique moment. (It requires your own mean of transportation)
Sunrise
Sunrise
Nature
Torre
25th of June
06:07
Watch the sunrise and wake up to a brand new day alongside Nature.
Brunch
Brunch
Gastronomy
Enoturismo
25th of June
08:30 | 12:00
Start off the day with a full energetic meal. Fruit, bread, cereals, honey, and more. A brunch to enjoy good food but also the view from our terrace.
Concert by Carlos Batista
Concert by Carlos Batista
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
25th of June
09:30
Carlos loves 'cavaquinhos', guitars, fiddles, and other typical portuguese instruments. He's a Portuguese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, an autodidact who plays various traditional instruments. He was part of several folk music projects in the city of Porto, where he lived most of the time, amongst which are: 'Capagrilos', 'Girassol' and 'Zingamocho'. Recently, he has played in several festivals - Good sounds, Wanderings, Hard Club - and now plays traditional themes and some originals, solo.
Wine Tourism Store
Wine Tourism Store
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
25th of June
10:00 | 14:00
In the store you can buy exclusive brand products and have access to rare vintages of the wines of the Herdade do Esporão and Quinta dos Murças, that only here can be purchased.
Quinta dos Murças Space
Quinta dos Murças Space
Culture and Entertainment
Claustros
25th of June
10:00 | 13:00
We bring you a bit of Covelinhas to the Esporão's Estate. Learn about Quinta dos Murças through a series of sensory experiences that will make you feel in our ' home ' in the Douro.
Tour to the Ampelographic Field
Tour to the Ampelographic Field
Enology
Enoturismo
25th of June
10:00
Limit: 30 people
Discover our experiences-field - the Ampelographic Field - where we keep 189 grape varieties, and taste the microvinifications we have ever prepared.
Olive oil Soaps' Workshop
Olive oil Soaps' Workshop
Olive Oils
Enoturismo
25th of June
10:00
Limit: 23 people
Learn how to use olive oil to make soap. Come to learn that in the world of olive oil nothing is lost, everything is transformed.
Bike ride
Bike ride
Nature
Enoturismo
25th of June
10:00
Limit: 30 people
On this walk you can discover a bit about the evolution of the Estate's ecosystem. The course will be held at walking pace, with frequent stops to talk about what surrounds us and Esporão's sustainability objectives. Long time, no cycling? Don't worry. The route is circular, with a total of 5,2km, low degree of difficulty, mainly with downward slopes.
Showcooking: E&ACPAGDP - Rodrigo Castelo
Showcooking: E&ACPAGDP - Rodrigo Castelo
Gastronomy
Adega dos Lagares
25th of June
10:00
Limit: 50 people
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The Biodiversity and the Wine
The Biodiversity and the Wine
Nature
Enoturismo
25th of June
10:00
Limit: 30 people
Come and discover all that biodiversity and wine have in common, as the Esporão Estate's ecosystems, in a tour of the vineyard and the area of the dam. In the vineyard, you'll get to know the various players in plant growth process, important in the natural control of pests, as well as several bioindicator species. Along the dam, beyond the diversity of avifauna with aquatic habits, dragonflies and other insects will be the source of attention.
Concert with Júlio Pereira
Concert with Júlio Pereira
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
25th of June
11:00
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Tasting of Esporão’s own wine cellar
Tasting of Esporão’s own wine cellar
Enology
Enoturismo
25th of June
12:00
Limit: 25 people
Our winemakers open the wine cellar doors for an exclusive taste of rare Esporão wines. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the history and some of the best wines we have ever done, in the Torre of Esporão.
Tasting Quinta dos Murças Diversity
Tasting Quinta dos Murças Diversity
Enology
Enoturismo
25th of June
12:00
Limit: 12 people
Quinta dos Murças, in the Douro, is a unique place characterized by the diversity of its 8 terroirs, marked by different altitudes, sun exposures, schist soils and, mostly vertical, vineyards. In this tasting, our winemaker José Luís Moreira da Silva will make a journey through the estate showing wines from different sites and plots, that let us learn more about the diversity of this special place.
Vertical Tasting of 2 Castas and 4 Castas
Vertical Tasting of 2 Castas and 4 Castas
Enology
Enoturismo
25th of June
12:00
Limit: 20 people
Tasting dedicated to our 2 Castas and 4 Castas. A white and a red wine made from the combination of the best varieties of each harvest.
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Enology
Enoturismo
25th of June
12:00
Limit: 21 people
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Check Out
Check Out
Nature
Herdade do Esporão
25th of June
13:00
Time to say goodbye to another Big Day, with a 'See you soon' gift.