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Jose Maria de Fonseca

Rua Jose Augusto Coelho 11 13 | Vila Nogueira, Azeitao 2925, Portugal
+351 21 219 8940
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Jose Maria da Fonseca is one of Portugal's largest and most prestigious wine companies, begun in 1834 and run with undiminished passion since that date by the same family. The winery is in the charming village of Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, where visitors are welcome to tour the museum and cellars where many of Fonseca's wines are aged, including Periquita, Portugal oldest red wine. Another must-see is the Setubal Moscatel cellar, in which wines as old as the company itself slumber in their hallowed and tranquil vault. These Moscatels belong to the private collection of the Soares Franco family, of whom the sixth generation now heads the company. The tour ends with a wine tasting. At the Wine Shop you may buy that special wine or gourmet regional product for a friend.Tours occurs everyday from 10.00am to 12.00, and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
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Rua Jose Augusto Coelho 11 13 | Vila Nogueira, Azeitao 2925, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice tour, full of histories and memorabilia. Opportunity to visit their cellar as well as the family collection (from the outside). Guide was really friendly.

Thank edubimonte
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with 30 people and it was completely a wasting of time and money. When we travel, we all want a smile and was very difficult to get it from the ladies of the wine shop. I feel there is a lot to...More

Thank francescomarial2015
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Although one of the largest wine producers in the Setubal region, this winery tour boast an old world, intimate charm of a family establishment. Founded in 1834, it is Portugal's oldest winery going back 7 generations with the 8th in the offing. Tour provided insight...More

Thank davisrich
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very informative tour of this winery, with a lovely garden. Size of largest barrels was amazing, and generous wine tasting.

Thank Eniko H
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful collection and exposition ir África life and furniture. Beautiful house and garden. Veruska Nice propõe.

Thank sraminhos2017
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Growing up in the 70s, there was 1 Portugese wine that I was familiar with. It came in a classic brown bottle (mid-size). Jose Maria is the bottler of this timeless product.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 17 people ...and over one hour we had a brief history of the finery house, then we visited the cave to finish with a wine tasting: white, red and sweet (Alambre). Our guide was really excellent at passing on his...More

Thank 658annmarier
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Nice location, a lot of history and good wine. Really nice place. We did a short guided Tour and enjoyed afterwards some nice wine with some bread and cheese. Worthwhile a visit.

Thank CalaAnguila007
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

The guide was very professional and explained the process very clearly and gave us a better understanding of the muscatel grape which for me had always been a minor grape but after the tour I appreciate it a lot more. The tour is definitely well...More

Thank Deirdre D
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We stopped at this winery as part of our cruise shore excursion. We were taken to what is basically a small museum with history (including old equipment and pictures) of the winery. We then proceeded through the beautiful gardens in the back, proceeding into a...More

Thank Beachwalker5
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browneyes2012
13 December 2017|
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Response from Arymarjr | Reviewed this property |
Options: 1. Train until Lisbon, car from Lisbon to Azeitao. 2. Flying from Porto to Lisbon, car to Azeitao. 3. Car from Porto to Lisbon. I recommend you see flight prices, because it should be the faster and cheaper way to... More
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