sexta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2011

1st National Equestrian Competition in Tavira

The Military Infantry Regiment N1 of Tavira is hosting on 26th and 27th
November 2011 the 1st national equestrian competition. It is intended to
provide a spectacular occasion in a cultural moment connected to the
rurality of the region. Several entities of Faro district will support
the event.
The well known wines of Quinta dos Vales - Marquês dos Vales - will be
tasted during the event on the 26th November between 10am and 4pm.

quarta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2011

Article in "Wine a Day" Blog

Christopher Metcalfe recently published an article about Quinta dos
Vales on his blog "Wine a Day".
We like to keep you updated and offer you a short excerpt of the text
here as well as a link to the complete article.

"... I was able to get down to the Algarve for a little break recently.
Here I visited the Quinta dos Vales winery once again to try some of the
latest wines. It was quite pleasant there with the temperature in the
low 20's (centigrade), which is very acceptable to me in mid November.
Although it is pretty quite in the Algarve at this time of year, it is a
good chance to get a cheap hotel room and see the towns as fishing
villages rather than tourist resorts. ..."

Read the complete article here:

terça-feira, 22 de novembro de 2011

José Praia: "Between Coimbra and Lisbon"

Quinta dos Vales brings you another moment of wine and culture on
December 10th, 2011 at 9pm. The story of fado is brought to you by the
hands of a man who took a lifetime to come from the North to the
Algarve. José Praia, as he is known, was in Coimbra immersed in the full
mystic ambiance of serenades and the time of consolidation of fado,
gathering unforgettable fados and stories. The artist was not bound only
to the traditions of Coimbra and has been collecting songs from various
regions of the country, including the Alentejo where he married. Today,
some 30 years after his arrival in the Algarve, José Praia shares his
rare collection of songs and stories, collected over a lifetime of
travel cross the country as a singer and performer, with an intimate
audience of 60 people in a place full of art and beauty - Quinta dos
Vales. "A Rendilheira", "Maria se fores ao baile" and "Feiticeira" are
some of Coimbra's fados interpreted by José Praia, intent to demonstrate
also a more cheerful and conquering aspect of this style created by the
students of that city. It will also be an opportunity to demystify the
idea that fado is synonymous with sorrow and pain, transmitting it can
also be a form of expression and confirmation of the truth that, in the
voice the singer, is materialized in feelings.

Quinta dos Vales presents the second of its winter concerts intended to
boost the culture of our region through the combination of Fado and
Portuguese guitar.
A unique show, full of musicality and virtuosity. Not to be missed!

Tickets are sold on Quinta dos Vales (Estombar), Artes Barricas
(Porches) and can also be purchased online and picked up on the day of
the concert; complete with welcome drink the cost per ticket is 18.00 EUR.

For any inquiries: Phone 282 431 036 or Mobile Phone. 916 145 739.

sábado, 19 de novembro de 2011

Rotary Club Porches' Christmas Market

Porches International Rotary Club founded in June 2010 will be
organizing a Christmas market on Sunday November 20th 2011 at Vila Vita
Parc's Biergarten (next to the new roundabout in Porches) from 11am to
5pm. The goal is to raise money for Rotary International's Polio Plus
fund and for the support of urgent projects in the local comunity.
Quinta dos Vales will attend and support the event holding a table where
the excellent award-winning 'Marquês dos Vales' wines will be tasted and
sold. Join us, we look forward to meeting you there.

sábado, 12 de novembro de 2011

S. Martin's at Hotel Faro

On S. Martin's day by invitation of the restaurant Hotel Faro and in partnership with Quinta dos Vales a lunch was served prepared by Chef Alberto with chestnut as the centrepiece and accompanied by the wines of Quinta dos Vales.

Around 70 people enjoyed a well prepared lunch "around the chestnut" in which the wines of Quinta dos Vales proved excellent companions. Amongst the participants were some well-known personalities of the institutions of the regional administration of the Algarve and Faro, including Paulo dos Santos Neves (former President of Região de Turismo do Algarve) e Carlos Cruz (of CCDR Algarve). The participants were very pleased not only with the stunning view over the Ria Formosa of this special location, but also with the delicacies and the excellent matching Algarve wines. Certainly it will not be the last theme lunch to take place, where the future holds many surprising events revolving around good food and wine, where art will surely not be lacking.

quinta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2011

Tasting Experience - Saint Martin's 11 November

Hotel Faro partnered with Quinta dos Vales to create a unique gastronomic
experience for a different Saint Martin's day...

Chestnut cream with fresh cream heart
Cherry Chicken with chestnuts and herbs
Sauté of chestnuts and red fruits with "jeropiga, honney and sweet herb

Roasted chestnuts and "água pé"

Quinta dos Vales will supply the wines throughout lunch.

Information and Reservations: / +351289830830