terça-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2012

Wine Sales Soaring

Our Whites and Rosés were sold out too early this year. The wines were flying off the shelves so quickly, and against all of our best expectations, that we ran dry even before the Summer had ended, leaving many with a thirst waiting to be quenched.


2013 will see more production reaching the market as our newer plantations start to mature. Despite this year's tougher weather conditions, the lower yields have produced highly concentrated grapes which already show promising development.
New wines scheduled for release during our 8th Open Door on April 7th 2013 include: Selecta 2012, Primeira Selecção 2012 white and rosé, Grace Vineyard 2012 white, Grace Viognier 2012 and the newcomer Grace Verdelho 2012.

New Markets Conquered
Through persistent contacts at international wine fairs we have managed to reach new markets across the globe. We added Malaysia and Singapore (Viva Vino), and Taiwan to the list of countries where you can now find our wines, while increasing our presence in Germany through Orbis Vini. We have also found new distributors in Portugal.

Past and Future Exhibitions

Thriving Art Exhibitions

Our recent exhibitions in: Museu de Faro (February-March), Martinhal Resort in Sagres (April-May), Casa da Guia in Cascais (July), Hotel Kempinski Bahia in Marbella-Spain (May-September), Fortaleza de Sagres (August-September), Benamor Golf in Tavira and Vale d' Oliveiras in Lagoa, have resulted in some of our sculptures finding new homes in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
An exhibition for Martinhal Resort in Sagres (April-June), featuring pieces from the “Dance of the Bears” project, has already been agreed for 2013; while several international exhibitions are currently in negotiation and we will keep you informed of the outcome.
Following on the success of previous exhibitions “Dance of the Bears: Evolution” and “Passion”, we are now completing the preparation of the “Globe” project for final presentation, which will most likely be in 2014.

Christmas Promotions

Not yet sure what to get for your loved ones for Christmas?


How about some Algarve wine? Our high-quality wines make for excellent Christmas gifts. Enjoy our special deals valid until January 4th, and save up to 25% on normal retail price.

In our FarmShop, Artes Barricas and WebShop:
- buy 6 bottles and pay only 5 (up to 16% discount)
- buy 12 bottles and pay only 9 (up to 25% discount)


For an additional 50 cents we can even supply you with a gift box for 3 bottles at our FarmShop and Artes Barricas.

Quinta dos Vales: New Videos

Golf Tours Algarve

Golf breaks in the Algarve have so much more to offer than just golf! Join us at Quinta dos Vales for a professional wine tasting and guided tour to the cellar on your next visit to the sunny Algarve!
 
video


Broadcast Schedule for the next showings of the complete version of the video:

Linha da Frente on RTP1: O Eixo Berlim Lisboa

President of Quinta dos Vales, Mr. Karl Heinz Stock, in an interview on economics on the programme Linha da Frente, shown on RTP1 em 80/11/2012 when German Chanceler Mrs. Angela Merkel visited Portugal. Several German citizens, who chose to live and work in Portugal, where interview in this TV special.

video


Visit our website to see our other videos:
http://www.quintadosvales.eu/website/index.php?Destaques:Videos

sexta-feira, 6 de julho de 2012

Graces and Elephants attract Marbella

The exhibition in Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona, Spain, has been met with great interest and was the focus of another coverage by Girlahead.com .

Click the link below to read the full article:
http://www.girlahead.com/luxury-travel/family-fun-luxury-hotel-kempinski-style/

sexta-feira, 29 de junho de 2012

Benamor Meet Art & Artist

Benamor Golf continues their painting exhibitions alongside Quinta dos
Vales' sculpture exhibition. During the month of July and August you can
get acquainted with the works of Dulce Loureço and, if you wish, meet
her in person on July 13th from 6pm at Benamor Golf Restaurant in Tavira.

http://www.benamorgolf.com/golfe-e-arte/

quinta-feira, 28 de junho de 2012

Elephants at Casa da Guia, Cascais

Quinta dos Vales, in partnership with Renato Rodyner's Gallery, is
organizing an exhibition scheduled to take place in the premises of Casa
da Guia in Cascais from 29/06 to 31/07/2012.
Casa da Guia is a reference in Cascais municipality and has become a
true meeting spot, for friends and families alike, offering a vast
selection of attractive points to all who wish to visit.
At this 19th century palace, former Summer home of the Counts of
Alcáçovas, surrounded by two hectares of gardens, built upon the cliffs
on the Cascais exit road to Guincho, you can get a close look of the 18
"Passion" project's sculpture-paintings on display. Entrance is free!

http://www.quintadosvales.eu/website/public-downloads/directory/Exhibitions/Casa_da_Guia_29-06_to_31-07-2012/casa_da_guia_flyer_elefantes_final.pdf

segunda-feira, 7 de maio de 2012

Benamor Meet Art & Artist


Don't miss this month's exhibition in Benamor Golf in partnership with QUinta dos Vales, meet artist Lelia Vansteelant on May 11th at the club's Restaurant around 6pm.

http://www.benamorgolf.com/golfe-e-arte/

segunda-feira, 9 de abril de 2012

Tribute to Carlos Paredes

In Quinta dos Vales on Friday, April 13th 2012, at 9pm Miguel Drago presents a work on portuguese guitar based on songs by Carlos Paredes and accompanied by Pedro Frias. In this concert classical themes are mixed with the intent of demonstrating portuguese guitar as a solo instrument, the duo has already presented this work in several locations around the country.
The portuguese guitar is essentially linked with accompanying Fado, both in the Lisbon and the Coimbra interpretations, nevertheless it has also been used as a solo instrument, probably since its inception.
It is this side of the guitar that the performers will show in this Tribute, with focus on renowned composers/interpreters of the 20th century, like Carlos Paredes and Artur Paredes, João Bagão, Armando Freire (Armandinho), José Nunes, Jaime Santos or José Fontes Rocha. The sounds of these instruments' cords are intimately combined and transport you straight to Portugal's roots.
A unique show, full of musicality and virtuosity. Not to be missed!
The tickets, which cost 18,00EUR and include a glass of wine, can be purchased at Quinta dos Vales or reserved by calling 282 431 036 or e-mailing info@quintadosvales.eu, and can be picked up on the day of the concert.

terça-feira, 3 de abril de 2012

Quinta dos Vales: Meet Art & Artist @ Benamor Golf - Toin Adams and Jessica Dunn

Organized by Benamor Golf in cooperation with Quinta dos Vales, in April
Toin Adams and Jessica Dunn will be showcasing their work of sculpture
and painting alongside KHSculptureGroup's running exhibition. Meet the
artists at Benamor Golf Restaurant on April 13th from 6pm.

segunda-feira, 26 de março de 2012

Tribute to Zeca Afonso 23/03/2012


Last Friday Quinta dos Vales hosted the concert “Tribute to Zeca Afonso” played to a an intimate warming audience of around 25 people. This homage concert had the participation of group “Mar de Fora” (Luís Almeida, Sérgio Quaresma, Helder Encarnação and Luís Nunes) with guest singer Oriana Dias and Pedro Frias, responsible for putting this great show together, with the much appreciated assistence of João Reis in the sound control. Next April 13th Miguel Drago and Pedro Frias will return to Quinta dos Vales with the show “Fantasia Lusitana”, more information soon.

View the video here, courtesy of Algarvideo (www.algarvideo.eu):
http://youtu.be/B71VL1i8mfA

sexta-feira, 23 de março de 2012

Today in Quinta dos Vales: "Tribute to Zeca Afonso"

On March 23rd, Zeca Afonso will be remembered in Quinta dos Vales. Considered by many 'a man with a vision far ahead' whose message is still current, the poet will receive a tribute by several Algarve musicians deeply experienced and absorbed in his style: 'Grupo Mar de Fora' will be accompanied by guest singer Oriana Dias. Zeca Afonso's remarkable songs are given new strength by its lyrics wherein political messages are disguised in poetry: 'Eles comem tudo e não deixam nada' or 'A morte saiu à rua num dia assim'. He spoke not only of revolution , his lyrics were also imbued with affection and solidarity, this is why we will remember Zeca's most romantic songs, like 'O meu benzinho', in a magical cultural evening.
Quinta dos Vales continues its the cultural sessions, always encouraging and promoting Portuguese culture in a wine venue of excellence. These are enough reasons for you not to miss this tribute concert to the great Zeca Afonso.
The concert will start at 9:00pm, you can contact Quinta dos Vales for more information or reservations:
Tel. 282 431 036
www.quintadosvales.eu

Tickets cost 18,00€ and include your first wine glass.

terça-feira, 20 de março de 2012

Open Door 6

Sunday's event was another great success for Quinta dos Vales. Around
1300 visitors, adults and children, who decided to come for a lovely
March afternoon in Quinta dos Vales, enjoying the shows as well as the
wine tastings.

View the video of the event by "ALgarvideo" ( www.algarvideo.eu ):
http://youtu.be/tU0irVUeQEA

We would like to thank our partners:
Jams: "Quinta dos Avós" ( www.quintadosavos.pt )
Olive Oil: "Herdade Joia do Sul" ( www.herdadejoiadosul.com )
Bread: "Padaria o Algarve", Armação de Pera
Liquors: "Talurdinha" by Luís Sequeira, Silves
Cheese: Maria dos Anjos Guerreiro Lança, Almodovar
Suckling Pig: Rosa Guerreiro, São Marcos da Serra
Honey: "Do Chumbinho" by José Chumbinho, Almancil
Chocolate: "Chocofigo" by Baltazar Guerreiro, Loulé
Bio Produce: José Duarte Gamboa ( http://hortadesaobruno.blogspot.com )
Canine Beautician: "Cão Beleireiros Coquette" by Nélia Gabriel, Portimão
Caramelized Fruits: "Adoce a Vida" by Cristiano Reis, Lagos
Jewelry Design: Nuno Lopes ( www.nunolopesjoyas.com )
Graffiti Design: "Style Spectrum" ( www.stylespectrum.com )
Cork Design: "Like Cork" ( www.likecork.com )
Cork Handicraft: António Luz, São Brás de Alportel
Handicraft: "Cantinho do Artesão", Estombar

Our appreciation goes to our performers:
Music: Adelino Aderneira ( www.adelinoaderneira.com )
Musical Entertainment: Rui Pacheco ( www.animacoesrp.com )
Show Cooking: Chef Augusto Lima ( www.chefaugustolima.com )

A big thankmyou to our special guests:
Hermínio Rebelo, Master Sommelier of Confraria dos Enólogos e
Gastronómica do Algarve, as well as its various member in attendance;
Eng. Paulo Laureano ( www.paulolaureano.com ), Quinta dos Vales' oenologist.

The logistical support of "Câmara Municipal de Lagoa" and "Fatacil" was
a much appreciated help, thank you!

And finally, a big heartfelt thank you to all who attended the event.
Without them our celebration would not be possible!

Just a reminder, we are hosting the "Tribute to Zeca Afonso" concert
this Friday, we look forward to your presence!

quinta-feira, 15 de março de 2012

BMW in "Open Door"

Caetano Baviera (Algarve) will exhibit two cars, X1 and X3, during the
"Open Door 6" which is held this Sunday between 1pm and 7pm.
Don't lose this opportunity to check the new models!

terça-feira, 13 de março de 2012

Open Door 6

Quinta dos Vales has the pleasure to inform that it will be hosting its 6th "Open Door" on March 18th, Sunday, from 1pm to 7pm in Estombar.

As usual we will provide musical entertainment, show cooking, regional products market and, last but not least, we will release the new "Marquês dos Vales" white and rosé wines, with free wine tastings.

The event is free, as usual, and we will also have very attractive promotions for you.

We take this chance to inform you as well of the upcoming cultural events happening in Quinta dos Vales:
Tribute to Zeca Afonso - 23/03/2012 - 9:00pm

We will publish more information soon.

We thank you in advance for promoting the event and look forward to your visit.

segunda-feira, 12 de março de 2012

Harmonia ComProvada

Marquês dos Vales Espumante was elected best match against lamprey at
the latest Harmonias ComProvadas tasting in Restaurant "Papa Açorda" in
Bairro Alto, Lisbon.

New Wines Labeling

We had for 3 days last week the labeling of some of Quinta dos Vales' wines, labeling most of the white and rosés which will be released this weekend during the "Open Door 6". Soon we will relase further information.

sábado, 3 de março de 2012

Prowein 2012 Starts March 04

Europe's biggest international trade fair for wine and spirits starts tomorrow in Dusseldorf, Germany, and lasts until March 6th. Quinta dos Vales is in attendance and can be visited at stall 42 in Halle 6/40 at Messe Dusseldorf. We look forward to meeting you there!

Meet Art & Artist @ Benamor Golf - Ivan Ulmann

Alongside Quinta dos Vales' ongoing exhibition Benamor Golf has launched
a new initiative "Meet Art & Artist @ Benamor Golf", over the course of
the year several guest artists will be invited to exhibit their works in
Tavira's golf course for a month.
Quinta dos Vales was happy to recommend the artists who have
participated in its art projects, Ivan Ulmann was selected for March by
the Benamor team. Meet and greet will be on March 9th the club's
restaurant, starting at 6pm.

quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012

Another Winning Gastronomic Combination

On February 23rd the 14th gastronomic tasting of "Harmonias ComProvadas"
was held in "Comidas de Santiago" in bairro do Castelo, Lisbon, which
aims to publish in a book around 50 pairings of traditional Portuguese
dishes and wines. In the jury there were journalists, wine and
restaurant professionals and several connoisseurs who were charged with
the difficult job of rating the match of the different wines with stewed
gizzards. A total of 10 wines, 2 white and 8 red, were presented for
tasting, originating from four wine regions: Douro, Bairrada, Alentejo e
Algarve.

In an historic surrounding near S. Jorge Castle, reminiscent of a
glorious past, the victorious battles or the witnessing of the glorious
return of the Portuguese discoverers who travelled the world, we now
experienced delicious moments.
The gizzards, accompanied by plain toast, were excellent, tender and
savoury, with the correct amount of seasoning. They were so tasty that
the judges' challenge was even greater as their attention was clearly
drawn to the delicious gizzards.

Amongst the wines being tasted our "Marquês dos Vales Grace Vineyard
2007" stood out, once again, in second place.

segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2012

Harmonias ComProvadas Combines Wines with Traditional Gastronomy

"Harmonias ComProvadas" is a concept that aims to pair Portuguese wines
with excellent dishes from its traditional cuisine where the jurors,
after tasting several wines in blind tasting, elect from among them the
three best matches for the dish chosen for the event.
In two of the previous tastings we had two wines ranked in 2nd place,
the "Marquês dos Vales Grace Vineyard 2007" red matched with steamed
partridge at Restaurant "Casa da Comida" in Lisbon and "Grace Viognier
2010" harmonized with mashed crab filling at Restaurant "Bica do Sapato"
also in Lisbon.

For a list of judges of the several tastings and to sign up as a member
of the jury please visit: http://harmoniascomprovadas.blogspot.com/ .

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

Marquês dos Vales wines in “Algarve Vivo” magazine

Hermínio Rebelo, Chief Sommelier of Confraria dos Enófilos e
Gastronómica do Algarve,
tasted some of Quinta dos Vales' wines and published his comments in the
February/March edition of "Algarve Vivo", more wines will follow in the
upcoming editions.

quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2012

Revista de Vinhos: The Best of Portugal

"Revista de Vinhos", renowned Portuguese periodical, distinguishes "The
Best of Portugal" annually, selecting one of our references to be
featured amongst the best national wines of this edition. "Marquês dos
Vales Grace Viognier 2010" was chosen as the best of the Algarve by this
publication's tasting panel, another certification of its excellent quality!

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2012

'Scandinavian ViniCup' Tournament – 18.02.2012 at Benamor Golf

Benamor Golf partners with Quinta dos Vales for sponsoring the
"Scandinavian ViniCup" tournament taking place on February 18th, where
golfing is allied with the promotion of great gastronomy and quality
wines. During lunch you will confirm the excellence of "Marquês dos
Vales" wines. Don't miss this opportunity to spend a different day out
enjoying the gastronomic leisure combination where "Quinta dos Vales"
wines will certainly liven the ambience!

Best Label Contest Winner

Viniportugal's Sala Ogival in Lisboa is a great place to taste and learn
more about Portuguese wine.
Every month thousands of visitors are offered a choice of wines from 3
different Portuguese wine regions for tasting, with the resulting
comments and visitor information being gathered and used for critical
studies pertaining to wine marketing.
One of the requests people are faced with when visiting Sala Ogival is
to elect the best label amongst the wines being tasted and for January
2012 we have had one of our wines selected: "Marquês dos Vales Segunda
Edição 2007 Tinto", now sold out. A bottle of this wine will now be
featured on an exclusive showcase for the next month. Another proud
moment for our award-winning wines!

segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2012

Passion in Faro

In a warm and pleasant environment Dr. Macário Correia, Mayor of Faro, alongside Dra. Alexandra Gonçalves, the Councillor for Culture, and the leaders of the Faro Museum, inaugurated on February 4th at 5:00pm the 'Passion' exhibition which will run until April 8th 2012 in the magnificent courtyard of the Museum. The concept of this project was widely praised and Quinta dos Vales was also referred to as a unique initiative in the Algarve. 

sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2012

'Passion' Exhibition in Museu de Faro, from 04/02 to 31/03/2012

In the 'Passion' project, by artist Karl Heinz Stock, 18 national and
international artists used the elephant sculptures to share their
different interpretations. Each piece is a unique and individual work,
but together they show a very special dynamic with a message of force
and happiness. A 15 piece exhibition will be open to the public from the
February 4th to March 31st 2012 at the iconic Museu de Faro.
Don't miss the opportunity to observe this contagious message of hope
and joy!

quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012

Exhibition in Benamor Golf in Tavira

The "Passion" exhibition in Forum Coimbra has now ended and a new one
starts today in Benamor Golf, in Tavira where Quinta dos Vales will
exhibit 13 magnificent sculptures from its collection, with pieces from
its projects "Dance of the Bears" and "Reunion of Bulls" as well as
individual pieces which can be seen during the upcoming tournaments.
Visit us!

quinta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2012

“Passion” Exhibition in Forum Coimbra, from January 13th to 29th.

Forum Coimbra is hosting a "Passion" exhibition, one of the most
emblematic art projects of Karl Heinz Stock's "KHSculptorGroup". Between
January 13th and 29th twenty magnificent sculptures will be publicly
displayed in this commercial area where, under the protective and
watchful eye of the elephants, your shopping will be made even more
enjoyable!