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Conversations with a glass in hand, cooking on a fire floor and visits to wine cellars liven up the wine festival in Alenquer

Everything is ready to host the second edition of the Vinhos N’ Aldeia Festival, a popular event that brings together more than 30 local producers and winemakers from the Lisbon Wine region, where the winery is located. Galega da Merceana Village, belonging to the municipality of Alenquer. In 2024 there are several guests and the special participation of Adega Cooperativa da Lourinhã, on the 14th, stands out.

Wines in Aldeia

Joao Pereira

Praça do Pelourinho in the historic Aldeia Galega da Merceana is the epicenter of the Vinhos N’ Aldeia Festival and the right place to taste the simplicity of country cuisine and snacks. The gastronomic experience involves the fire-floor kitchen, which highlights the rural atmosphere of the village and pairs with various wines from the region available at the wine bar of the Lisbon Region Wine Commission and at producers and wineries. winemakers present on both days of the event.

Wines in Aldeia

Joao Pereira

Women with glass in hand
As expected, wine is the main theme at the gatherings. To begin with, there is “Women with a glass in hand†, a gathering that takes to the Vinhos N’ Aldeia Festival the sommelier Gabriela Marques, from the Marlene restaurant, in Lisbon; Rita Cardoso Pinto, from Quinta do Pinto, in Alenquer; Catarina Moreira, from Adega Belém, in Lisbon; Andrea Tavares da Silva, from Quinta de Chocapalha, in Alenquer; Cláudia Pinto, from Wine Crush, and Florbela Baptista, from Turismo de Portugal. On June 15th, there will be talks about the “Projetos n’ winery†and “Lisboa de lésa lés†, which invites participants to get to know this wine region through words .

There are also “Conversations on the patio with…†winemaker João Lino, to demystify “Wine at the table†, and in “Lisbon, new projects†. Maria Miguel, founder and organizer of Festival Vinhos N’ Aldeia, and wine producer Joaquim Arnaud talk about “The wine festival†. For Sunday morning, the “Visits to the wineries†(€25 per person) at Quinta do Pinto and Cas’Amaro are scheduled, both located a stone’s throw from the center of Aldeia Galega da Merceana .

Wines in Aldeia

Joao Pereira

Throughout the Vinhos N’ Aldeia Festival, fun is guaranteed with the traditional music group Vira Vadio, the folkloric ranch and the Sevilhanas. Before the day ends, the Palco d’ Aldeia welcomes the groups Bemquerê, on Friday, and Fado d’ Alma, on Saturday. The nights of the Vinhos N’ Aldeia festival end with a DJ.

Wines in Aldeia

Joao Pereira

O festival N’Aldeia Wines has the support of the V Commissionwinery of the Lisbon Wine Region, the Municipal Council of Alenquer and the Union of Parishes of Aldeia Galega da Merceana and Aldeia Gavinha. Entrance to the event is free, but access to Provas N’ Aldeia requires a general ticket (€10 until June 13th / €15 on the day) at Ticketline. The glass for the tests requires a deposit of €5.

Wines in Aldeia

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