Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Arraiolos
Monte da Ravasqueira has been linked to the José de Mello family for several generations. Located in the municipality of...
Monte da Ravasqueira has been linked to the José de Mello family for several generations. Located in the municipality of Arraiolos, about an hour’s drive from Lisbon, the estate occupies a vast area of typical Alentejan landscape. It is managed and run by Sociedade Agrícola D. Diniz, SA.The excellent geological conditions and the climate are well suited to the production of some of the best wine that the Alentejo has to offer. A great deal has been invested in planting vines and also in modern winemaking equipment and in meteorological and plant-health facilities. Investment at Monte da Ravasqueira has also been directed at the infrastructures of an oenotourism project.Monte da Ravasqueira is committed to the production of distinctive quality wines, while it is also engaged in a number or other activities involving the production of cork, olive oil and honey, as well as rearing fine cattle and fattening of black pig from Alentejo.VineyardMonte da Ravasqueira offers a wide variety of wines resulting from 29 plots of vines. Carriage Driving Museum As part of its oenotourism project, Monte da Ravasqueira has a large private collection of harnesses and carriages of various eras and styles. The Carriage Driving Museum is also a way of recalling the fact that the 1996 World Carriage Driving Championship was won by Félix Brasseur, with Falcão, Fogoso, Favorito and Fraque, Lusitanian thoroughbreds from the stud farm that existed for many years on Monte da Ravasqueira. Winery Inspired on California’s Napa Valley, Monte da Ravasqueira’s winery is provided with the latest technology. It is run entirely using software developed in-house at Monte da Ravasqueira. There are also meeting rooms and wine-tasting facilities. OenoturismMonte da Ravasqueira organises various programs of visits and wine courses, featuring a dining area, serving the best regional cuisine. It also has an area, ideal for meetings or small events, the Sala dos Azulejos (Tile Room).