Monchique
Location
3 hours
Duration
10+
Age
Spring & Autumn
Dates
Medium
Physicality

We go to the Serra de Monchique, where medronho’s production is a centuries-old tradition passed from generation to generation.

This popular drink is produced with the colorful berries of arbutus.

Medronho Tour

The process is divided into 3 phases:

  • Picking (October-December)
  • Fermentation (December – March / April)
  • Distilling (March / April).

Come meet and participate in this process with a local producer whose family has been producing this drink for several generations.

LOCATIONMonchique
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM.
DURATIONApproximately 3h00
WEARComfortable shoes and clothing
INCLUDED




Professional Guide
Tasting of medronho and melosa with local cake.
Pick up and drop off*
Insurance
Water
NOT INCLUDED

Meal
Instructor gratuity

 

You can choose between these experiences:

1 – Medronho’s picking

The Medronho picking begins in the fall when the berry begins to turn a red-orange color. This work starts early and is done in groups of family, friends and neighbors. The berries are picked one by one, without leaves. In this experiment, you will follow the producer to the medronhal and reap the berries for the production of medronho. At the end there will be medronho and melosa tasting and a local cake.

Season: Autumn (October, November) – Season may vary depending on rainfall / other factors.

2 – The Distill

After fermentation, the distillation phase begins. The fermented medronho will be distilled in a copper alembic still. In this experiment the entire distillation process will be explained.

Season: Spring (March / April) – Season may vary.

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