PROGRAMME

30th of June
Naps at the estate
Naps at the estate
Alentejo’s Mores
Enoturismo e Torre
30th 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.
Esporão & A Comida Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria Space
Esporão & A Comida Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria Space
Gastronomy
Enoturismo
30th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
The project Esporão & A Comida Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria (Portuguese Cuisine Enjoying Itself) was launched at the end of 2015 with director Tiago Pereira, the Esporão team and collaboration by chef André Magalhães, travelling across Portugal in search of the roots of our gastronomy: traditions, methods and recipes passed down from generation to generation through oral expression – a shared memory, song or story. Culinary customs and traditions that are so rich and distinctive in such a small territory.
Exhibit: Ten years of Quinta dos Murças
Exhibit: Ten years of Quinta dos Murças
Culture and Entertainment
Claustros
30th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
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.
Exhibit: The art of Esporão labels
Exhibit: The art of Esporão labels
Culture and Entertainment
Foyer Enoturismo
30th of June
Permanent activity during the whole event
Since 1985 that we invite artists to create the labels of our Esporão Reserva and Private Selection wines. Come find out some of the art works that originated them and their stories.
Local Producers Market
Local Producers Market
Culture and Entertainment
Mercado
30th of June
10:00 | 18:30
At the Market you will find a stand dedicated to the project that gave it name, but it holds many more surprises, like various and delicious local products.
Wine Tourism Store
Wine Tourism Store
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
30th of June
10:00 | 18:30
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.
Children's Check In
Children's Check In
Children
Zona de Crianças
30th 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.
Monovarietal Olive Oil Tasting
Monovarietal Olive Oil Tasting
Olive Oils
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
In this tasting we'll taste some of the most important portuguese varieties and explore the influence tat each one has in the final product: the olive oil. We'll finish with a technical tasting of five Esporão olive oils and find out more about this ingredient with our technicians.
Tasting: Sovina Craft Beer
Tasting: Sovina Craft Beer
Cerveja
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 30 people
Tasting dedicated to craft beer Sovina, the first to be bottled in Portugal. From Helles to Stout, passing through Amber, Wheat and IPA, find out the differences between theses beers with our beer master, Arménio Martins.
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
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 30 people
Learn more about our soils and agricultural practices and taste the Esporão Colheita, our first organic wine.
Tasting: Ten years of Quinta dos Murças
Tasting: Ten years of Quinta dos Murças
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 15 people
Quinta dos Murças, in the Douro, is a unique place characterized by the diversity of its eight terroirs. In this tasting, we'll celebrate the ten years since our first harvest in the Douro, with a tasting of the ten wines that represent the main moments of Quinta dos Murças history.
Workshop: Cane Toys
Workshop: Cane Toys
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 10 people
Children, in the old days, created, with a simple cane, many toys, giving wings to their imagination. In this TASA workshop you'll be able to build some objects that marked the childhood of past generations: the "windmill" and a cane box.
Find out what wine has to hide
Find out what wine has to hide
Children
Zona de Crianças
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 14 people
At the Esporão wine analysis laboratory we have an important task: analyse grape juice and wine. But why are they different? What makes them different? With our lab coats on and with beaker in hand, we'll find out the responsible fo the transformation of one in the other. Will we need to call a detective?!
Workshop: Entrelaçados de Palma
Workshop: Entrelaçados de Palma
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 10 people
The "baracinha" is the technique of making a kind of rope with dwarf fan palm, a native plant of the Iberian Peninsula and that, in Portugal, grows in Algarve. This rope is the base to produce several kinds of utilitarian objects and also completion for works performed with a weaving technique locally known as 'empreita'. In this workshop by TASA you'll learn how to do "baracinha" for a cup base.
Workshop: Serigraphy with Diogo DeCalle
Workshop: Serigraphy with Diogo DeCalle
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
Diogo DeCalle invites us to create serigraphies in his bike. An atelier that is also a performance, where you can stamp paper using serigraphy technique, with an image prepared specially for Esporão's Big Day.
Amphora Wine Tasting
Amphora Wine Tasting
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
Taste the wines resulting from the ancestral vinification technique in clay amphorae.
Workshop: Pre Historic Ceramic
Workshop: Pre Historic Ceramic
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
In this workshop by ERA Archaeology, you'll learn more about the pottery tradition of this region. Create ceramic works like in pre historic at Perdigões Complex, using millenarian techniques.
Wine Tasting: Monte Velho Vertical
Wine Tasting: Monte Velho Vertical
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
To celebrate the 26th anniversary of ou Alentejo classic, Monte Velho, we'll tell its story through a tasting of some of this wine's harvests.
Tasting: Esporão range
Tasting: Esporão range
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
Know our portfolio better with a wine tasting of the Esporão range, from Esporão Colheita to Private Selection.
Introduction to bird watching at Herdade do Esporão
Introduction to bird watching at Herdade do Esporão
Nature
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 15 people
Get to know some of the birds that live in the Alentejo. Along a short walk through the agricultural lands of Herdade do Esporão we will be able to observe different species of birds. Enjoy the presence of the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds to learn more about the diversity that surrounds us and to experience what is bird watching. Grab this opportunity.
Workshop: Pre-Historical Ornaments
Workshop: Pre-Historical Ornaments
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:00 | 12:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn to create ornaments like in Neolitic, the time of the Perdigões Archaelogical Complex, 5 000 years ago. With the help of ERA Arqueologia, we'll make beads from bone or shell, schist plates and other ornaments.
Tour to the Wineries
Tour to the Wineries
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:30 | 12:30
Limit: 40 people
Visit our wineries and discover the backstage of our wine production, while learning more about Esporão's history.
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill
Olive Oils
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
11:30 | 12:30
Limit: 30 people
Visit Herdade do Esporão olive oil mill and discover more about our olive oils.
Stands with wine of the day
Stands with wine of the day
Enology
Jardim e Mercado
30th of June
12:00 | 18:30
Chill out on the stands with wine of the day.
Olive Oil Workshop: Eating in a funny and healthy way
Olive Oil Workshop: Eating in a funny and healthy way
Children
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
12:00 | 13:00
Limit: 14 people
Not all olive oils are the same and, therefore, have different applications. We'll simplify the use of olive oils and teach the youngests how to use this healthy oil by playing and experimenting many mini dishes with different olive oils.
Workshop: Entrelaçados de Palma
Workshop: Entrelaçados de Palma
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
12:00 | 13:00
Limit: 10 people
The "baracinha" is the technique of making a kind of rope with dwarf fan palm, a native plant of the Iberian Peninsula and that, in Portugal, grows in Algarve. This rope is the base to produce several kinds of utilitarian objects and also completion for works performed with a weaving technique locally known as 'empreita'. In this workshop by TASA you'll learn how to do "baracinha" for a cup base.
Workshop: Cane Toys
Workshop: Cane Toys
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
12:00 | 13:00
Limit: 10 people
Children, in the old days, created, with a simple cane, many toys, giving wings to their imagination. In this TASA workshop you'll be able to build some objects that marked the childhood of past generations: the "windmill" and a cane box.
Musical Instruments Construction
Musical Instruments Construction
Children
Piquenique
30th of June
13:00
Before traditional knowledge is lost, we'll teach the young generations how to build musical instruments with great cultural meaning. A project by the artisan Luis Vale.
Pic-Nic at Herdade do Esporão
Pic-Nic at Herdade do Esporão
Gastronomy
Piquenique
30th of June
13:00
Enjoy a light meal cooked by the ten chefs that embraced the challenge of cooking a special lunch together. Join Carlos Teixeira, Bruno Caseiro, António Galapito, Hugo Brito, Leopoldo Garcia Calhau, Leopoldo Garcia Calhau, Rui Martins, Vasco Coelho Santos, José Júlio Vintém e Joaquim Saragga Leal to regain strenghts for the rest of the day.
Olive Oil Workshop: Eating in a funny and healthy way
Olive Oil Workshop: Eating in a funny and healthy way
Children
Zona de Crianças
30th of June
15:00
Limit: 14 people
Not all olive oils are the same and, therefore, have different applications. We'll simplify the use of olive oils and teach the youngests how to use this healthy oil by playing and experimenting many mini dishes with different olive oils.
Talks
Talks
Talks
Piquenique
30th of June
15:00
Let's sit down to talk about where the world is going and how each one of us contributes to the change it, in our own area. This year we'll talk about "Cultural Patrimony", and we'll have special guests like Tiago Pereira, to talk about gastronomy, Samuel Úria, to bring music to the conversation, Joana Astolfi, that will bring us more about her project "Árvore da Esperança" (Tree of Hope), and Inês Leitão to talk about tile as a National Heritage. We'll also have the pleasure of receiving Inês Maria Meneses as moderator.
Introduction to bird watching at Herdade do Esporão
Introduction to bird watching at Herdade do Esporão
Nature
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 15 people
Get to know some of the birds that live in the Alentejo. Along a short walk through the agricultural lands of Herdade do Esporão we will be able to observe different species of birds. Enjoy the presence of the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds to learn more about the diversity that surrounds us and to experience what is bird watching. Grab this opportunity.
Amphora Wine Tasting
Amphora Wine Tasting
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 20 people
Taste the wines resulting from the ancestral vinification technique in clay amphorae.
Demonstration: How to make bread (Mezze - Middle East Gastronomy)
Demonstration: How to make bread (Mezze - Middle East Gastronomy)
Gastronomy
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 20 people
We invite you to discover the bread making art of Middle East region, and get to know this project, coordinated by Mezze restaurant team and 'Pão a Pão' association.
Wine Tasting: Monte Velho Vertical
Wine Tasting: Monte Velho Vertical
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 20 people
To celebrate the 26th anniversary of ou Alentejo classic, Monte Velho, we'll tell its story through a tasting of some of this wine's harvests.
Tastin: Ten years of Quinta dos Murças
Tastin: Ten years of Quinta dos Murças
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 15 people
Quinta dos Murças, in the Douro, is a unique place characterized by the diversity of its eight terroirs. In this tasting, we'll celebrate the ten years since our first harvest in the Douro, with a tasting of the ten wines that represent the main moments of Quinta dos Murças history.
Tasting: Sovina Craft Beer
Tasting: Sovina Craft Beer
Cerveja
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 30 people
Tasting dedicated to craft beer Sovina, the first to be bottled in Portugal. From Helles to Stout, passing through Amber, Wheat and IPA, find out the differences between theses beers with our beer master, Arménio Martins.
Workshop: Serigraphy with Diogo DeCalle
Workshop: Serigraphy with Diogo DeCalle
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00 | 17:00
Limit: 20 people
Diogo DeCalle invites us to create serigraphies in his bike. An atelier that is also a performance, where you can stamp paper using serigraphy technique, with an image prepared specially for Esporão's Big Day.
Tasting: Esporão range
Tasting: Esporão range
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Know our portfolio better with a wine tasting of the Esporão range, from Esporão Colheita to Private Selection.
Workshop: Pre Historic Ceramic
Workshop: Pre Historic Ceramic
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
In this workshop by ERA Archaeology, you'll learn more about the pottery tradition of this region. Create ceramic works like in pre historic at Perdigões Complex, using millenarian techniques.
Workshop: Pre-Historical Ornaments
Workshop: Pre-Historical Ornaments
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
Learn to create ornaments like in Neolitic, the time of the Perdigões Archaelogical Complex, 5 000 years ago. With the help of ERA Arqueologia, we'll make beads from bone or shell, schist plates and other ornaments.
Monovarietal Olive Oil Tasting
Monovarietal Olive Oil Tasting
Olive Oils
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00
Limit: 20 people
In this tasting we'll taste some of the most important portuguese varieties and explore the influence tat each one has in the final product: the olive oil. We'll finish with a technical tasting of five Esporão olive oils and find out more about this ingredient with our technicians.
Workshop on organic agriculture practices with tasting of Esporão Colheita
Workshop on organic agriculture practices with tasting of Esporão Colheita
Nature
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:00
Limit: 30 people
Learn more about our soils and agricultural practices and taste the Esporão Colheita, our first organic wine.
Tour to the Wineries
Tour to the Wineries
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:30
Limit: 40 people
Visit our wineries and discover the backstage of our wine production, while learning more about Esporão's history.
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill
Visit to the Olive Oil Mill
Olive Oils
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
16:30
Limit: 30 people
Visit Herdade do Esporão olive oil mill and discover more about our olive oils.
Tasting of Esporão’s own wine cellar
Tasting of Esporão’s own wine cellar
Enology
Ponto de Encontro
30th of June
17:00 | 18:00
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.
Afternoon snacks
Afternoon snacks
Gastronomy
Mercado
30th of June
17:00 | 18:00
To make sure that you have energy for the rest of the day, we'll take a moment for afternoon snacks, near the market. These weill be created by teh portuguese chefs José Júlio Vintém and Joaquim Saraiga, and served on Syrian bread, made by Mezze restaurant.
Puppets Theatre: Green Butterfly
Puppets Theatre: Green Butterfly
Children
Zona de Crianças
30th of June
17:00
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.
Concert: Desbundixie
Concert: Desbundixie
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
30th of June
19:00
Desbundixie revive the jazz style named Dixieland, inspired in the sonorities born in New Orleans and that captured the imaginary of the whole world. In concert, the seven elements of the band propose a journey marked by a language full of improvise and irreverance.
Dinner
Dinner
Gastronomy
Vinha do Enoturismo
30th 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.
Musical Moment: Música Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria
Musical Moment: Música Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria
Culture and Entertainment
Vinha do Enoturismo
30th of June
20:00
"Música Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria" brings us typical portuguese sounds to accompany the dinner.
Sunset
Sunset
Nature
Vinha do Enoturismo
30th of June
21:04
Enjoy the orange and red hues of the Alentejo sunset.
Children's short films - evening Session
Children's short films - evening Session
Children
Zona de Crianças
30th of June
21:30
Film screening to amuse the kids during the evening.
Concert: Cais do Sodré Funk Connection
Concert: Cais do Sodré Funk Connection
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
30th of June
22:00
This band brings us the best soul made in Portugal, and its singers overflow with good energy and vibes. Get ready to dance until your feet ache.
Camping
Camping
Camping
Olival da Torre
30th of June
23:00
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.

01th of July
Sunrise
Sunrise
Nature
Torre
01th of July
06:16
Watch the sunrise and wake up to a brand new day alongside Nature.
Brunch
Brunch
Gastronomy
Bar do Jardim
01th of July
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.
Ricardo Santos and Romeu Runa
Ricardo Santos and Romeu Runa
Culture and Entertainment
Jardim
01th of July
09:00 | 10:00
The renowned dancer Romeu Runa will give body to a choreography designed for the Alentejo identity, illustrating the music of Ricardo Santos, with his impressive repertoire for the Bagpipes.
Wine Tourism Store
Wine Tourism Store
Culture and Entertainment
Enoturismo
01th of July
10:00 | 13:00
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.
Bike ride
Bike ride
Nature
Ponto de Encontro
01th of July
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.
Bread stand
Bread stand
Gastronomy
Mercado
01th of July
11:00 | 13:00
Want to take a little of Alentejo home with you? Pass through the bread stand by Telheiro baker, A Fonte, in the Market, before checking out.
Workshop: About Honey
Workshop: About Honey
Nature
Ponto de Encontro
01th of July
11:00
Limit: 15 people
Mr. Farófia, beekeeper responsible for our honey production, tell us about bees life and production cycles. For the big finish, he'll show us how to collect honey from honeycombs.
Bow and Arrow Demonstration
Bow and Arrow Demonstration
Culture and Entertainment
Ponto de Encontro
01th of July
11:00
Limit: 25 people
In this demonstration, by ERA Arqueologia, you'll see how the stone carving was made for tools and weapons, like arrowheads, and how to handle a pre-historic bow.
Check Out
Check Out
Nature
Herdade do Esporão
01th of July
13:00
Time to say goodbye to another Big Day, with a 'See you soon' gift.
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